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    raising money to go

    Has anyone used a fundraising campaign to pay for themselves to attend Nationals?

    Do you think it's inappropriate?

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    Re: raising money to go

    I've often thought about it and/or trying to find a sponsor. Someone's got to break the ice. Go for it and let us know your trials and tribulations.

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    Re: raising money to go

    I thought about donating part of what I raise to a charity. Maybe a swimming related charity. I would say I need x amount to go and anything over that I would donate. Or I could say I need x amount and half of what I raise I donate.

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    Re: raising money to go

    Just remember, anything you raise is taxable income. You may be your own favorite charity, but the IRS doesn't agree.

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    Re: raising money to go

    Our masters swim team has probably over 50% triathletes in its membership. One of our teammates started a Go Fund Me page to raise money to travel to and compete at Ironman Arizona. It was not well received by other teammates in the triathlon community.

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    Re: raising money to go

    Quote Originally Posted by julieannjohn View Post
    Has anyone used a fundraising campaign to pay for themselves to attend Nationals?

    Do you think it's inappropriate?
    I think it's only inappropriate if you have the money to pay for it yourself. If you truly need the help then I don't see what's wrong with it. No one is forced to contribute, after all!

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