Gelly’s Road to Tokyo 2020

Fundraising campaign by Gelly Skarlatou
  • €4,646.00
    raised of €17,000.00 goal
27% Funded
32 Donors
Raised offline: €1,580.00
Total: €6,226.00

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My name is Gelly Skarlatou

I am one step away from qualifying and competing in my 5th Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020, having previously participated in the Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games representing Greece.

My goal has never been more significant: the journey this time around is not just about me. I am determined to raise as much awareness as I can about ageism and the affect this type of discrimination has not only in sport, my domain, but also in so many other fields in today’s society.

Today, I find myself facing this problem of ageism, as I soon will be celebrating my 44th birthday; a hard reality that has turned funding and sponsorship into an impossible and frustrating task.

This is why I believe my journey, is a collective journey of everyone who dares to put everything on the line for what inspires and motivates them; a journey not limited by rules on what can and cannot be done, on what is acceptable and what is not according to age.

By backing my campaign you will give me equal chances in my preparation ahead of the Olympic qualification event in April 2020, and the actual Olympic Games in July, where I have set my sight on proving my worth through my extended experience in the ultimate competitive field for over 25 years.

By backing me you will also make my participation in other international competitions and camps possible and competitive by covering the high cost of equipment, coaching, airfares, overweight, transportation, accommodation and entry fees. For your interest I have enclosed a complete list of the events I plan on participating in:

  • 2nd Portugal Grand Prix, Vilamoura, PORTUGAL, December 2019
  • ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, USA January 2020
  • RS:X World Championships, Sorrento, AUSTRALIA, February 2020
  • Trofeo Sar Princess Sofia, SPAIN, March 2020
  • ISAF Sailing World Cup, Genoa, ITALY, April 2020
  • RS:X European Championships, Athens, GREECE, May 2020
  • Sailing World Cup Final, Enoshima, Japan, Greece, June 2020
  • Olympic Games, Enoshima, JAPAN, July 2020

Thank you for being a part of my team

Rewards

Get a Hellenic Olympic Games Team Tee-shirt, from my collection, used during previous Olympics.

3 Backers
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Get a Hellenic National TeamTracksuit top, from my collection, used during previous World Championships.

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Get a Hellenic Olympic Games Team Tracksuit top, from my collection, used during previous Olympics.

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Get a Hellenic Olympic Games Team Sailing Fleece, from my collection, used during the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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Get a Hellenic Opening Ceremony Olympic Games Uniform, from my collection, used during previous Olympics.

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Get the Windsurf equipment after I have used it during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Become a Sponsor, your logo will appear on my equipment and clothing and I will communicate the endorsement at interviews and through updates on my social media accounts.

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Become an Official Sponsor, your logo will cover most of my equipment and clothing and I will communicate the endorsement at interviews and through updates on my social media accounts.

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Fundraising Team

Four times Olympian representing Greece, currently training for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Four times Olympian representing Greece, currently training for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

  • Alexandra Scarlatou
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  • Social Media Manager

Donors

  • Christos Gaitanis
  • Donated on Jan 18, 2020
  • Go on Gelly!!! We admire you!

€50.00
  • George Efthymiou
  • Donated on Jan 17, 2020
  • Go get them Gelly Skarlatou!! Win this 🌞 Sunday race in Miami then in to Genoa in April and on to Tokyo for your FIFTH OLYMPIC GAMES honey! My wife Edie and I are your Dad's old and dear friends... going back to the Air Force Academy days. Attagirl Gelly!!

€130.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 15, 2020
  • Good luck with your campaign. I cross my fingers ... except for when I really need them myself!!!

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Jan 02

Happy New Year! Happy New 2020 Olympic Year!

Update posted by Gelly Skarlatou at 01:03 pm

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year, with loads of health and happiness! This is it guys, 2020 Olympic Year is here! With all your encouragement and donations I am positive that I will meet all my goals!Once again my warmest wishes and I am very grateful for the support,Kind RegardsGelly

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Jan 02

2nd Portugal Grand Prix

Update posted by Gelly Skarlatou at 12:51 pm

My first trip on my Road to Tokyo 2020 was very successful. I was in Vilamoura, Portugal from the 2nd through to the 19th December. During my stay I had the opportunity to train and race against some of the best athletes in the world, thus gaining valuable experience ahead

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Nov 23

2019 National Champion!

Update posted by Gelly Skarlatou at 10:54 am

Thrilled to finish off the year on such a high! Yesterday, Friday 22nd November, prizes were awarded to the top three finishers of the 2019 National Championships at the Hellenic Sailing Federation.

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Nov 20

Winner of the Athens International Sailing week

Update posted by Gelly Skarlatou at 10:11 am

Happy to participate and win the Athens International Sailing week that took part from the 12-16th November in Athens Greece

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Donors & Comments

32 donors
  • Christos Gaitanis
  • Donated on Jan 18, 2020
  • Go on Gelly!!! We admire you!

€50.00
  • George Efthymiou
  • Donated on Jan 17, 2020
  • Go get them Gelly Skarlatou!! Win this 🌞 Sunday race in Miami then in to Genoa in April and on to Tokyo for your FIFTH OLYMPIC GAMES honey! My wife Edie and I are your Dad's old and dear friends... going back to the Air Force Academy days. Attagirl Gelly!!

€130.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 15, 2020
  • Good luck with your campaign. I cross my fingers ... except for when I really need them myself!!!

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  • LEONIDAS GIAKOUMAKIS
  • Donated on Jan 14, 2020
  • Good luck on your Olympic journey Gelly!

€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 11, 2020
  • Good Luck!!!!

€300.00
  • DIMITRIS PANAGIS
  • Donated on Jan 10, 2020
  • Good luck Gelly!!! I wish you the best!!!

€100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 10, 2020
  • Go Gelly Go 🇬🇷💙

€20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 10, 2020
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  • Eirini Nousia
  • Donated on Jan 07, 2020
  • Thank you for inspiring us! Best of luck Gellako!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 07, 2020
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Followers

13 followers
George Efthymiou
Anastasia Papamanoli
Marina Coutarelli
DIMITRIS PANAGIS
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Francois Sakellaridis
MARO LAGAS
George Christakos
HITTHEWAVE blog
Anastasia Neophytou
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€4,646.00
raised of €17,000.00 goal
27% Funded
32 Donors
Raised offline: €1,580.00
Total: €6,226.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities