For some five years, we have worked hard to provide a forum for individuals who love the sport of wheelchair curling to have a home. The Wcblog2 was created to fill a void and not only provide a one stop shop for information on the sport but to provide a reasonable safe area for any comments or more over concerns to be shared.
The cost for a production like Nationals even through Live Stream is expensive. You have not only the cost of the equipment but also the cost of travel, hotels, and even food. We started a Go fund me fundraiser so we could continue not only coverage of nationals but also the blog itself. Often the hours needed to gather the information and place it on the site equal a full time job.
We have received a number of donations through our fundraising efforts and we thank all those who have made contributions. Dan, Goose, Kerry, Mike, Connie, George, Ryan, Carl, Dale and Ernie have all believed in what we are doing and the funds raised to date will ensure continuation of the blog 2 but we are not reaching the levels we need to be at.
As we look to the future, the cost of transporting equipment, the cost of travel, etc. will be prohibitive. We have been blessed to be able to drive to the locations of Nationals over the years and provide this coverage but as we move (we are going back to BC) and as Nationals moves (no idea where next year’s may be) the cost is projected to be too much.
Unless we find a way for private sponsorship for Nationals coverage there is a real possibility that this coverage will be lost. and being able to view the games from home will also be lost. Rest assured that every dollar raised is going back to the sport of WC Curling and the providing the blog for your everyday information.
I ask you to honestly consider making a contribution to our efforts to cover our sport so the world can see it.
209, 000 viewers last year in a week is not bad and this year we expected better than quarter of a million. If you can’t make a contribution then maybe you know someone who can or a company that may sponsor the event.
And if not, leave a comment about what you think about Nationals being LIVE casted.
Should it be?
Will you be watching?
Do you think it make an impact?
Now is the time for your voice to be heard, do you really want this type of coverage to fade away?
Thank you in advance for the consideration and time to read this piece.