Going for gold is about more than enjoying the success of the win. It’s about the hard work, numerous hours spent honing our skills, and the dedication to a passion that drives us all forward on the road to gold towards the winners’ podium.
WealthCo has repeatedly committed itself to supporting future leaders of our community and are proud to partner with Elisabeth Vathje, Canadian Skeleton Athlete, in her race towards the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in South Korea. To alleviate some of the financial burden facing our Canadian athletes, WealthCo has proudly donated $20,000 over the next four years to Vathje and her family.
Even with her amazing successes in the sport of competitive Skeleton racing, Elisabeth and other Canadian athletes have seen funding slashed by 80% in the run up to the 2018 Olympics. This means that families and the athletes themselves are forced to shoulder the burden of additional training, living, and travel costs.
With our support, and that of others, professional athletes like Vathje are better able to “keep their eyes on the prize” when representing Canada internationally.
At 22 years of age, Elisabeth is no stranger to embodying the leadership, winning attitude, and the kind of commitment we at WealthCo encourage and espouse. She holds multiple gold medals, with her most recent win in January 2017 at the World Cup in Switzerland. She is currently ranked fifth in the world.
Despite her busy training schedule, we had a chance to catch up with the Elisabeth in person at a Team Vathje Fundraiser on September 6th, 2017, at the Gerry Thomas Gallery. It was here that the dedication and passion for her sport truly shone! We at WealthCo want to continue to encourage this internal fire and are proud to continue fundraising for this promising young athlete in her quest for 2018 gold.
Team Vathje is a Team Effort, We cannot do this alone – we require a special kind of alchemy to help turn Olympic dreams into gold. The missing ingredient is your support.
We have partnered with Play4Them, a “fun-raising” platform that makes giving even easier and enables you to “make a difference by having fun!” Donate today to help us push Elisabeth Vathje closer to her goals at the next 2018 Olympics in South Korea: www.play4them.com