Bingham Cup looks to Pozible campaign for fund injection
The organisers of the Bingham Cup have taken to Pozible to seek funds in the lead up to the Sydney event which is slated to take place in August.
The Bingham Cup Sydney 2014 event is expected to attract 25 teams and thousands of supporters to Sydney, but in order to make the tournament a success, the Bingham Cup needs to reach its crowdfunding cost of $15,000 to finance event operating costs and promotions.
As one of the world’s largest non-professional international rugby tournaments, the Bingham Cup seeks to dispel stereotypes of gay men, discourage homophobia in sport, and encourage the participation of gay men and women in competitive rugby.
The Sydney Convicts will host the tournament and the Bingham Cup will take place from August 24-31.
Andrew Purchas, the Founder of the Sydney Convicts and namesake behind the Purchas Cup, says the tournaments plays a significant role in changing the communities attitudes towards homosexuality in sport.
“Homophobia in sport is a very topical issue around the world. In Australia, no professional player has felt safe tocome out while playing for nearly two decades. However, the door is slowly opening,” he said.
The Bingham Cup runs from August 24 – 31 and will bring teams from over 15 countries together in Sydney for a weeklong event that aims to make sport inclusive for everyone.
To make a pledge to the Pozible Campaign visit: www.pozible.com/binghamcup2014
Image: Syndey Convicts