If you ask any athlete, NGO or charity, they will tell you that sponsorship is crucial for them to be able to do what they do. For organisations, sponsorship can give them the public exposure, equipment and funds they need to get a project going. And for athletes, the ability to focus full-time on sport instead of having to juggle between work and training. For some, it might even be the difference between being able to get to an event to compete and not.
Giving sponsorships is not just a way for companies to gain exposure and customers, but to give back to the people and projects they care passionately about.
In this article, we will run through some of the sponsorships that Dagcoin offers to individuals and organisations and the differences these make…
Alvar Johannes Alev
Alvar Johannes Alev, 27, is a talented cross country skier from a tiny village in south Estonia, who missed out on qualification to the winter Olympics in 2018 by just 0.7 seconds to an athlete who would be suspended from competition due to doping the following year.
Despite this devastating setback, Alvar still has big ambitions to go to the Winter Olympics in 2022 and bring back gold. As Alvar says himself, “skiing is a sport that requires everything out of your body”, and with his training taking up around 100 hours per month, financial support is crucial for him to focus on his training and be in his best possible condition for competition.
As he puts it, “there are no athletes that can make it to the top without any financial support”. Having been a member of the Estonian cross country skiing team for the past ten years and a 2nd place in the US NCAA championships to his credits, we are fully behind Alvar’s quest to get to Beijing 2022.
World Cleanup Day
World Cleanup Day began in Estonia in 2008 with one simple aim, to clean up the small Baltic nation of Estonia. On that first day, more than 50,000 people removed more than 10,000 tonnes of waste in only 5 hours.
The event quickly gained media attention worldwide, and by 2019, had snowballed into an event that attracted more than 20 million people from more than 180 different countries.
The future of our planet is something we care deeply about at Dagcoin, and that is why we help World Cleanup Day to raise awareness and support community efforts. In 2021, due to the pandemic, this years event on March 20th will be a Digital Cleanup Day. To learn more and take part, click here.
It is fair to say that 2020 was a frustrating year for many sportspeople, with many scheduled events, tournaments and competitions, being cancelled, postponed or played behind closed doors.
Like many other sportspeople this has also been a big problem for Estonian professional kickboxer Max Vorovski, who saw two events cancelled and was unable to fight in 2020. For fighters, like many other sportspeople, they need to compete to earn money to live. Therefore, having good sponsors that stick by athletes during this difficult time is important.
With the help of sponsorship from Dagcoin, Max has been able to keep training throughout the pandemic and looks to get back to his quest for a middleweight world championship in 2021. And with six wins over former world titles holders on a record that included 32 wins in 38 fights, we continue to support Max as he fights for glory.
Junior Chamber International
Just like World Cleanup Day, when you are doing something good, it is amazing how quickly it spreads and how many people become involved. Today, Junior Chamber International (JCI) has more than 11 million members in over 120 countries around the world. This is a world away from its origins, with an 18-year-old young man named Henry Giessenbier beginning the Herculaneum Dance Club in his hometown of St Louis (USA) in 1915.
The organisation’s (whose member are all aged between 18-40) main aim is to make the world a better place for future generation. They do this by working on community projects that aim to combat climate change, eliminate poverty, and fight inequality – a topic that has been at the forefront of peoples minds and action over the past year.
Where Junior Chamber International excel and succeed is that they engage with entire communities from the old to the young, and the unemployed to the big business owners to understand issues and work together to find long-term sustainable solutions.
Dagcoin support JCI wholeheartedly in its goals to fight inequality and injustice, end extreme poverty, and combat climate change by 2030. To learn more about what JCI is doing in your local area or to join, click here.
Just last May, we wrote how Juri Vips (then 19) was an up-and-coming Formula 3 race driver, who had had ambitions to test an F1 car, and, ultimately, go on to win the F1 Championship.
After finishing 4th in the Formula 3 championship in both 2018 and 2019, one of his dreams came true in 2020. He became the reserve driver for the AlphaTauri and Red Bull F1 team at last year’s Turkish GrandPrix. Although these duties and the Covid-19 Pandemic curtailed his first season in Formula 2 (one tier below F1), he is looking forward to a full season in Formula 2 in 2021.
And, as we reported in November last year, because he now has his FIA Super License (that allows a driver to compete in F1), he is just a few good results away from reaching his ultimate goal - to compete for the Formula 1 championship.
At Dagcoin, we are so happy to see that our sponsorship is helping Juri edge ever closer to his dreams and are proud of his continued achievements.
We speak a lot in this blog about Dagcoins aim to provide billions of people in the developing world an alternative to cash for the first time and a way out of extreme poverty, and how Dagcoin is a greener alternative than both fiat and mined cryptocurrencies. These aims match those of both JCI and World Cleanup Day, and this is why we sponsor and work with these organisations.
Buts it also worth noting here that without sponsorship Alvar Johannes Alev would not be able to focus solely on his training and goals to reach the Winter Olympics next year, Max Vorovski would have struggled to get through 2020 without any income, and Juri Vips would not be in touching distance of competing in Formula 1.
At Dagcoin, we will continue to support organisations with similar goals, as well as talented individuals, to reach their goals. This is just the beginning!