Erik’s goal is to raise $5,000 to offset the cost of competing and training over the next year for the Olympic Games.
These funds will also help Erik to support his daughters while he continues to train. Funds raised in addition to his initial goal will help to pay for his expenses from competing in the grand prix circuit in the US.
Erik Risolvato started swimming in 2007 in a country club summer league and first started competing in 2008, after he watched Michael Phelps win his 8 gold medals. Ever since then, Erik has been motivated to be the fastest swimmer that he can be. In the summer of 2011, Erik was the junior national champion in the 50 meter freestyle and he also competed in the 2012 Olympic trials. Erik finished third in the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Games in the 50 meter freestyle.
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There is an assumption that all Olympians, Olympic hopefuls and elite athletes have sponsors. This is far from the case, as 85% of Olympic hopefuls’ income is less than 15k USD / year. Dreamfuel’s goal is to provide athletes with a new revenue stream to support their incredible efforts outside of or in addition to the traditional means of sponsorships and governing body stipends.