Chemumvuri Pirates F.C. Kickstart Campaign

by Emmanuel Ramutsamaya in Gokwe South, Zimbabwe

Chemumvuri Pirates F.C. Kickstart Campaign

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Support Chemumvuri Pirates F.C in Gokwe as we nurture local football talent & combat drug abuse, building a stronger and healthier community

by Emmanuel Ramutsamaya in Gokwe South, Zimbabwe

Who are we?

We are the Chemumvuri Pirates, a vibrant football team representing the spirit and resilience of Gokwe. Our team is more than just a group of football players; we are a community united by a shared love for the sport and a commitment to making a difference.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

At Chemumvuri Pirates, we are a community-focused football team based in Gokwe with a passion for fostering local talent and creating a positive impact. However, we are currently facing significant financial challenges. Here’s why we’ve turned to crowdfunding and why your support is crucial:

1. Financial Struggles and Lack of Sponsors

Our club is facing severe financial difficulties. Despite our best efforts to secure sponsorships, we have not been able to attract any sponsors to support our team. This lack of funding limits our ability to provide the necessary resources and opportunities for our players. Crowdfunding is our lifeline, enabling us to gather the support we need to continue our mission and keep our club running.

2. Keeping the Dream Alive

Without the financial backing from sponsors, the future of Chemumvuri Pirates is at risk. Crowdfunding allows us to keep the dream alive for our players and the Gokwe community. It’s our chance to reach out directly to those who believe in our cause and want to see us succeed, ensuring that we can continue to provide a platform for young talent to thrive.

3. Community Ownership and Solidarity

In the face of financial adversity, we believe in the power of community and collective effort. Crowdfunding enables us to engage with our supporters and build a network of people who are passionate about supporting grassroots football. By contributing to our campaign, you become a crucial part of our journey, helping us to overcome our financial challenges and build a stronger, more resilient club.

4. Transparency and Accountability

With no sponsors to rely on, it’s important for us to demonstrate transparency and accountability to our supporters. Crowdfunding platforms allow us to provide detailed updates on how every donation is spent, ensuring that our supporters can see the direct impact of their contributions. We want you to know that your support is making a real difference and helping us overcome our financial struggles.

5. Immediate Support in a Time of Need

Crowdfunding provides immediate and flexible funding, which is essential given our current financial struggles. The funds we raise will go directly towards critical needs such as equipment, training facilities, and community outreach programs. Every contribution helps us address our urgent needs and sustain the club through these challenging times.

6. A Beacon of Hope and Opportunity

In the absence of sponsors, our club serves as a beacon of hope for young people in Gokwe. Crowdfunding gives us the opportunity to continue offering a positive and supportive environment where youth can develop their football skills, stay away from negative influences like drugs, and work towards a brighter future. Your support helps us keep this vital resource alive and accessible.

7. Building a Sustainable Future

Crowdfunding helps us create a sustainable model for long-term success. With no sponsors to rely on, we need a consistent and reliable source of support. Your contributions not only help us meet immediate needs but also lay the foundation for ongoing development and growth. Together, we can build a sustainable future for Chemumvuri Pirates and ensure that our players continue to have opportunities to succeed.

8. Empowering Young Talent and Fighting Drug Abuse

Our club is more than just a football team; it’s a community initiative aimed at empowering young talent and fighting the scourge of drug abuse in Gokwe. Crowdfunding allows us to engage supporters who believe in our mission and want to make a difference. Your support helps us provide crucial programs that offer young people a positive alternative and a chance to develop their talents.

Join us in overcoming our financial struggles and building a brighter future for Chemumvuri Pirates! Your support is essential in helping us nurture local talent, combat drug abuse, and create a positive impact in our community. Let’s come together and show that even in tough times, we can achieve great things through the power of sport. 🏆⚽💪

Thank you for your generosity and support!

How we’ll spend the money raised

At Chemumvuri Pirates, we are committed to transparency and ensuring that every penny raised is used effectively to support our team and community. The funds we raise through this crowdfunding campaign will be carefully allocated to cover essential expenses and facilitate the growth and success of our club. Below, you’ll find a breakdown of how we intend to spend the money and achieve our goals for the season. You can also see a detailed financial model at the end, which outlines all the costs foreseen for the season.

1. Essential Equipment and Kits

Budget: $1,150

Football Kits: New uniforms for our players, including jerseys, shorts, and socks.

Training Gear: Essential equipment such as cones, bibs, balls, and training nets to ensure high-quality training sessions.

Safety Equipment: Shin guards, first aid kits, and other safety gear to keep our players protected.

2. Facility Maintenance and Upgrades

Budget: $2,190

Pitch Maintenance: Regular upkeep of our football pitch, including grass cutting, line marking, and goalpost maintenance.

Facility Upgrades: Improvements to our training facilities to create a safe and comfortable environment for our players by erecting a perimeter fence.

3. Matches, Transportation and Logistics

Budget: $7,560

Travel Expenses: Covering transportation costs for away games, tournaments, and training camps.

Home matches expenses: Managing expenses to be incurred hosting opponents, referees fees, police and security costs .

Training expenses: Expenses incurred everyday to transport players to training sessions.

4. Community Engagement and Events

Budget: $600

Football Clinics: Organising community football clinics and events to engage with local residents and promote the sport.

Tournaments and Competitions: Hosting local tournaments to provide our players with competitive experience and foster community spirit.

5. Affiliation Fees

Budget: $525

Affiliation Fees in order to join and comply with league affiliation rules.

6. Contingency Fund

Budget: $500

Unforeseen Expenses: Allocating funds for unexpected costs that may arise during the season, ensuring we are prepared for any challenges.

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Community impact

The Chemumvuri Pirates football club is more than just a sports team; it’s a vital part of the Gokwe community, serving as a catalyst for positive change and development. Here’s how our organisation makes a broader impact on the community:

1. Providing a Safe Space for Youth

Who It Benefits: Local children and teenagers.

Impact: In Gokwe, where recreational activities and safe gathering spaces can be limited, our club offers a secure environment for young people to spend their time constructively. By engaging in football, they stay active, build friendships, and develop discipline and teamwork skills. This reduces their exposure to negative influences such as drug abuse and crime.

2. Nurturing Local Talent and Dreams

Who It Benefits: Aspiring football players and their families.

Impact: Many young people in Gokwe dream of a future in football but lack the resources and support to pursue it. Chemumvuri Pirates provides them with coaching, training, and exposure, opening doors to potential careers in sports. By nurturing local talent, we give young people the opportunity to pursue their dreams and contribute positively to their community.

3. Promoting Health and Wellness

Who It Benefits: The entire Gokwe community.

Impact: Our football programs encourage physical fitness and healthy living, helping to combat issues like obesity and lifestyle diseases. Additionally, our anti-drug campaigns educate young people and adults about the dangers of substance abuse, promoting a healthier and more aware community. Through sport, we inspire a culture of wellness and active living.

4. Strengthening Community Bonds

Who It Benefits: All Gokwe residents, including families and local businesses.

Impact: Football brings people together. Our matches and events are a source of local pride and a focal point for community gathering. They provide opportunities for families to spend quality time together, for residents to socialize, and for local businesses to benefit from increased foot traffic and community engagement. This strengthens the social fabric of Gokwe.

5. Offering Educational and Personal Growth Opportunities

Who It Benefits: Youth and aspiring professionals.

Impact: Beyond football, we offer educational support and personal development programs that equip young people with essential life skills. These include workshops on leadership, communication, and career planning, which help them succeed in various aspects of life. By investing in education, we empower the next generation to make informed choices and achieve their full potential.

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

£20 Reward - Thank You Card and Club Sticker

Receive a personalised thank you card from the team and an exclusive Chemumvuri Pirates club sticker to show your support.

£50 or more

£50 Reward - Digital Thank You Video

Get a heartfelt thank you video from our players and coaching staff, expressing our gratitude for your contribution.

£100 or more

£100 Reward - Personalised Jersey Patch

Receive a personalised jersey patch with your name or a message of your choice, displayed proudly on our team jerseys during matches.

£150 or more

£150 Reward - Exclusive Team Photo

Receive a professionally taken team photo signed by the players and coaching staff, commemorating your support for Chemumvuri Pirates.

£500 or more

£500 Reward - Sponsorship Package

Become an official sponsor of Chemumvuri Pirates with tailored benefits including prominent logo placement on team jerseys, recognition in promotional materials, and more. Have your name or your business name featured on our official club website as a valued supporter of Chemumvuri Pirates.

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