The sponsorship behind the athletes. “Olympic athletes have natural talent, dedication, and drive. They devote their lives to their sport in hopes of being the best in the world. No matter how talented or driven an athlete, however, they must train hours a day to perfect their skills and maintain their phenomenal level of physical shape. An aspiring Olympic athlete spends an average of eight hours a day, seven days a week training their body and mind—more time than a full-time job, which raises the question: how do Olympians earn money to pay for coaches, housing, food, and other living expenses?”
Sponsorship is a form of survival for most athletes, especially those who compete in non-paying events such as the Olympic Games. Sponsorship can cover the cost of living and training for amateur athletes in several different forms including private, corporate, and team ownership.
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Competition and Training Costs for Sammy
The costs for competitions with in the U.S. and training expenses per year are about $5,000. Every year there are 4 to 5 world cups along with a world championships, world cup final, and other international competitions within the north, central, and south American regions. These competitions can cost up to $20,000 per year. Between the two of these the total cost per year can be at the minimum $25,000 per year. These costs include the air fare to the competition, hotel, food, and transportation while at the competition.
How You Can Help
If you are interested in helping sponsor Sammy or donate to her and help fund her to competitions throughout her season and goal of going to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, please click the secure link below or contact her directly. Every little bit helps to get her one step closer to achieving her goals and dreams!