MotoAmerica Supersport racer Melissa Paris has launched a new fund-raiser campaign to supplement her sponsorship funding for the 2015 season, and the campaign is off to a good start, but more help is needed.
“It’s actually going really well,” Paris told Roadracingworld.com during the MotoAmerica event at VIRginia International Raceway. “I found that I had a deficit in funding to finish out the race season. So I partnered up with Dark Horse Pro, which is a new crowd-funding platform specifically for action sports athletes. So I’m working with them and we have some really cool rewards all the way from a signed hero card up to a private day riding flat track at our house. It’s been really cool. It’s been surprising the outpouring of support from fans. We’re almost to $10,000 after just four or five days. It’s cool to show up at a race and know that I have that many people behind me wanting to see me do well.”
As of Thursday, Paris’ campaign had raised $12,260 in pledges, that’s 40% of the way to her goal of $30,000 with 21 days remaining.
“I just hope we can keep the momentum going,” Paris continued. “It is an all-or-nothing campaign. So if we don’t get to $30,000 nobody’s credit card gets charged, no one gets any rewards and it’s like it never happened. So we definitely need to stay full throttle on it.”
To support Paris, go to https://www.darkhorsepros.com/campaigns/79.