Rugby World Cup Winner Supports The Challenge
Posted on 15th July, 2010The National Golf Club Challenge, in aid of Help for Heroes, continues to enjoy support from a large number of celebrities and sports people – including recently rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood.
“Rugby players are supposed to be tough. The truth is that many of us are the biggest cowards when it comes down to it. That's why I have so much respect for our armed forces. These men and women are the real tough guys and girls, people who risk their lives on a daily basis, often getting injured in the process.
“Sport has always been a central part of my life and has given me the best times, memories and friends I could ever hope for. So it makes perfect sense to try and give something back through sport, especially to the people who have sacrificed so much on my behalf.
“Help for Heroes is a wonderful initiative, that really does change lives. Please join me in giving them our support.”
Will is now involved in a new and exciting venture called WeBackYou. WeBackYou turns everyone into potential investors, and gives us all the chance to travel with the stars of the future on their journey to the top.
“We wanted to shake things up a bit, to be honest,” says Will. “Why should big companies or top stars have the monopoly on talent? Why can't the rest of us follow our sporting dreams, or back someone we believe in?
“Instead of asking for muti-million dollar contracts, we are breaking it down into smaller amounts. That way it is more accessible and realistic for everyone involved. And it's more likely to happen. Which is the best part.”
(left to right: Anthony Campbell, Will Greenwood, Adam Gee)
How does it work?
Take our first sports project, the golfer Adam Gee. He needs to raise £10,000 so that he can have a go at making the European Tour.
Instead of trying to get one big contract with one company, he turns to WeBackYou. He gets a webpage that tells everyone who he is, and he comes up with rewards, which he sells for cash.
The rewards range in price from £10 to £5,000, and cover everything from blogs and video updates, to golf lessons and rounds with famous faces such as Jamie Redknapp.
Some are expensive, but most are cheap enough for everyone to afford, and turn all of us into the backers of real talent. It's all down to the skills and idea of the person asking for your help. Get inspired, and you can get involved.
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