One skier’s desperate plea to build a Road to Sochi
As the ski world gathered for early season in Summit County, Colorado to train for the Olympics, many athletes found their path to Sochi blocked in a surprising way. The tweets of many visiting skiers mentioned their dreams of finding a road to the Olympics. So one young Dutchman, an ex-pat skier living in Breckenridge, decided to do something about the problems of these un-Olympians. As most of us would, he opened Google Maps, but his search found no route. Undeterred, he proposed a simple solution: online fundraising. Here is his plea:
“Hi, my name is Sebastiaan Renooy. I’m an all-right skier who loves skiing. Lots of people have been talking about the #roadtosochi lately. I found out that there is no such thing from America. I can see this be a real big problem for all these people who think they r on a road to Sochi. Please send me money so I can build a bridge for them. I’m hoping on collecting 100 million dollars by the end of the week so i can start building! For more info about my fundraiser go to iwanttobuildaroadtosochi.com”
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