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Author Topic: Ask AJ Edelman Anything: DDF Member And Member Of The 2018 Israel Olympic Team!  (Read 40511 times)

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Hi guys,
Shameless but necessary plug.
My name is AJ Edelman, Israel's national skeleton athlete and longtime DD user.  I am training to try and qualify Israel for the 2018 Olympic winter games.
My indiegogo campaign just launched, and if you've been trying to hit some spend on your CCs while getting a tax deduction this might be a good opportunity.
Check out the campaign and videos:
indiegogo: IsraelSkeleton.com/go



Any suggestions on making the campaign a success would be most appreciated as well.
Thanks!
AJ Edelman, #HebrewHammer
fb.com/IsraelSkeletonAJ
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« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 12:06:38 PM by Dan »
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Hi guys,
Shameless but necessary plug.
My name is AJ Edelman, Israel's national skeleton athlete and longtime DD user.  I am training to try and qualify Israel for the 2018 Olympic winter games.
My indiegogo campaign just launched, and if you've been trying to hit some spend on your CCs while getting a tax deduction this might be a good opportunity.
Check out the campaign and videos:
indiegogo: IsraelSkeleton.com/go



Any suggestions on making the campaign a success would be most appreciated as well.
Thanks!
AJ
Good luck

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What's ms about this?
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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What's ms about this?
sorry, meant hitting spend
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Is this truly tax deductible?  The IGG campaign gives no such indication AFAICT.

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sorry, meant hitting spend

No more or less than a donation to any other 501(c)(3)

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sorry, meant hitting spend
If anyone's having a hard time hitting spend, I'm open for donations!
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Is this truly tax deductible?  The IGG campaign gives no such indication AFAICT.

it's a 501c3.  You can see on the side of the page below the progress link "verified nonprofit".  Israel Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is a 501C3 nonprofit
I am attempting to one day be Israel's first medalist while wearing shoes, as the only prior medalists have medaled in sports while barefoot (sailing, judo, canoeing).
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it's a 501c3.  You can see on the side of the page below the progress link "verified nonprofit".  Israel Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is a 501C3 nonprofit
I am attempting to one day be Israel's first medalist while wearing shoes, as the only prior medalists have medaled in sports while barefoot (sailing, judo, canoeing).

Very cool, thanks for the details. Will definitely support and wish you the best of luck!

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Thanks much!
Even without financial support, just getting the word out that it's possible and we're trying to get it done is most helpful.
Need more Jews in winter sports!
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Good luck. Will def donate. Funny video. Where did you shoot the clip on the side walk?

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The "ice" scene was originally supposed to have been shot in Israel.
However the cost of hiring an Israeli videographer and transporting the practice sled proved too much and so ultimately it was shot overlooking the beautiful (?) hills of Marin County, California, close to where I train.
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Not to change the topic, but can you explain WHY you want this done?
Is that what Israel is missing? Olympic games?!

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I'm curious, and I'm sorry to go off topic but we don't often get access to a potential Olympian.  Is anyone allowed to represent whichever country they want? There are no requirements that you have to live in Israel in order to represent Israel?

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This is turning into a DDF AMA. Spelling of which, you may want to consider an actual AMA. You have an interesting story and it will definitely help your fundraising.

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This is turning into a DDF AMA. Spelling of which, you may want to consider an actual AMA. You have an interesting story and it will definitely help your fundraising.
AMA = Ask me about? ask me anything?

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AMA = Ask me about? ask me anything?
ask me anything

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Not to change the topic, but can you explain WHY you want this done?
Is that what Israel is missing? Olympic games?!

Not to agree or disagree, but he answers those questions on the site that he links to in the op. If you want an answer, check it out.
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Not to change the topic, but can you explain WHY you want this done?
Is that what Israel is missing? Olympic games?!

In short, yes. Israel, and the Jewish community in particular, is missing more proud Jewish athletes which act as ambassadors of our communities, people, and homeland.
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I'm curious, and I'm sorry to go off topic but we don't often get access to a potential Olympian.  Is anyone allowed to represent whichever country they want? There are no requirements that you have to live in Israel in order to represent Israel?

I have been planning Aliyah for a while.  I needed to make sure that when I do my service it doesn't conflict with training.  the requirements from the Israel NOC are citizenship 1 year before the Games.
I will likely be making Aliyah later this year, after the 2015/16 season, and I believe I will be granted some kind of athletes deferral, with shortened upfront service.  I spoke to people familiar with the decision making process on this.
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