In order to make it to Calgary, the team needed to borrow sleds from other countries and barely managed to scrape together the funds necessary to recruit a coach. Their mission was later commemorated in the 1993 American comedy movie Cool Runnings.
Now a new generation of Jamaican Bobsleighers are facing a similar plight as they attempt to raise funds to hire a coach to guide them to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
A GoFundme page has now been created as the team seeks assistance to accrue the required $60,000 to hire a coach.
The online fundraising page reads:
“The Winter Olympics are in just over a year, and we are in the midst of our training. With trust in God, and each other, we are working as hard as we can; however, we are missing one thing-a coach. We have the talent, the discipline and the determination, needed to contend in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Please support our efforts to raise enough funds to hire a coach. A coach is there to guide you, challenge you and push you when you think you have nothing more to give. They believe in you, when you don’t believe in yourself.”