Project 765 : Fundraising The Dream

I, Mike Giese, need YOUR help! With your help I could get to and compete in each and every race in the Pro Motocross Championship!
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Michael Giese
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Denver, Colorado
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Introduction!

Hi, My name is Mike Giese and I am 21 years old. I am a dedicated full time student in my second year at Denver Metro University in Denver Colorado, earning my Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design. Although this is not why I am here typing this now..

I am a Professional Motocross Racer whose grown humble and dedicated through the sport, riding and racing since I was 8 years old. Racing is my life, my love, my dream and my job. I have been racing the AMA Outdoor Pro Motocross Championship Series every summer since I turned pro at 17. Last year was my best year to date, and after all of my hard work, I believe this year will be even better! With your help, this dream to be competitive in the entire series as a consistent top 20 finisher could be a reality!

The AMA Outdoor Pro Motocross Championships is a 12 race series stretching from Sacramento, CA to Southwick, MA and just about everywhere in between. Racing the AMA Pro Series as a privateer (someone who does not receive a paycheck and participates without any team backing) is one of the hardest things that can be done in the sport. Going up against the best riders in the world that are on the best equipment and are backed by multi-million dollar companies is a challenge, a challenge that I am excited to face!

My Campaign here is simply to raise money, gain sponsors, and create partnerships that will help fund the process of getting me to each and every race and to chase my dream! The opportunity to race every round is something very few privateers get the chance to do, and it will help to open doors, furthering my dream. With the partnerships we create through your donations and sponsorships, this dream could become a reality. 

 

Fundraising Goal!

My Fundraising goal is to raise $5000 by the first round of the series, which is May 18th 2013 in Sacramento California. Your donations will go directly to the most expensive part of racing the entire series: travel. $2500 will go toward my bike transportation (Team Gus - Privateer bike transportation). The other $2500 will go toward airline tickets to and from the races every weekend (which is essential in order for me to continue my education here in Colorado). Of course, expenses do not stop there. EVERY penny and EVERY donation above my fundraising goal will strictly go toward the expenses of being a pro Motocross racer and privateer. Additional expenses include: hotel rooms, gas, race entry fees, bike parts, gear and everything else that contributes to succeeding as a top-of-the-line racer! For example, the cost in 2012 to purchase and build my race bike was over $10,000, and plane tickets and race entries cost were over double that amount. Just last year, my father and I spent over $35,000 in expenses in order to complete 9 of the 12 races.

If my $5000 goal is not reached, I will still try and complete the series with the funds that my financial budget allows, along with the money from you generous donors. I have carefully created the perks in this campaign to get people as excited as I am about this summer! This is a cool, one of a kind, way for you to get involved with the sport I fell in love with at a young age and also a great way to help an underdog have a fighting chance. Most importantly I am truly excited to create lasting friendships and memories that I know this campaign will bring me. It will be a most humbling experience, and I look forward to shaking hands with every donor and continuing a friendship long after this year's 2013 Outdoor National Series. Be sure to check out each perk as I think there is something for anyone who is interested.

 

Impact!

Your Contribution is very valuable and greatly appreciated! Depending on the perk you purchase, your company's logo will be seen on my bike, helmet, jersey, trailer, or banner by a mass number of people every weekend at the races. At each Pro Motocross Event, there are 25,000+ in attendance, and each race is featured LIVE on TV. With all 12 events, that is some mega advertising to a WIDE range of people for a very reasonably priced donation!

Sponsors who have spots on my bike generate a bigger consumer base in selling their products and create a higher interest in the company itself. My bike and I could be YOUR moving billboard that goes from state to state, seen by THOUSANDS of people! 

 

Other Ways you could help!

If donation isn't in your Chinese fortune cookie, there are other ways you could help! Just spreading the word about my campaign and its cause helps tremendously!!! Whether it's telling someone to check it out, emailing it to someone, or posting the link to my campaign on your Facebook, it all makes a big difference. Also Indiegogo has some awesome share tools that you can get crazy with! So please get out and MAKE SOME NOISE about Mike Giese's "Project 765: Fundraising The Dream"!

ANY questions about what im doing or if you would like to be apart of Giese Racing, feel free anytime to shoot me a email at mikegiese765@gmail.com and i will respond within the hour!

Please Visit my Website to see more pictures, Bio, Portfolio and more videos at http://mikegiese765.photofolio.org

-Mike
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This campaign ended on June 3, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Virtual High Five!

    Any donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated! And for that, I will give you a virtual high five!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $25USD
    The Fan Pack!

    The $25 donation gets the generous donor a Giese Racing shirt and sticker, and a virtual high-five... OOO LALA!!

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $100USD
    Race Day VIP

    With This $100 donation, you will receive a VIP Pass to any one race in the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championship series! This means you get to watch me race in person and you get the VIP treatment! (Yes, that makes you special!) This excludes the Thunder Valley National. ALSO includes a GIESE RACING t-shirt and sticker.. ALSO you will receive a 15% DISCOUNT CODE to use on MantisUnited.com for all your sunglass and apparel needs!

    2 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $150USD
    One On One Lesson Time!

    With this donation, you will receive a 2 Hour ONE ON ONE motocross riding Lesson! I will teach you all of my secrets to doing what I do! (Must be in Colorado). Includes Shirt and Sticker!

    2 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $200USD
    Who Wants some Ride Days?!

    With this donation, you will get 5, yes i said FIVE, private prepped practice's at the TrackSide Innovations track, which is the best track in Colorado! And the best part, I will ride with you! (High Skilled Mini Bikes / Big bikes / No Beginners)

    0 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $200USD
    Silver Level Sponsor

    With This Donation, you will get a spot on my bike for your Logo or Emblem of choice! Plus a T-shirt and Sticker! Also a Small Spot on my Giese Racing Banner that will hang in my pits on race day and a small logo spot on my race trailer!

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $300USD
    Who Wants Another VIP Pass?!

    This Donation gets you VIP Pit Pass Access for the 2013 AMA Motocross National at Thunder Valley in Lakewood, CO. Along with a Shirt and Sticker, you will get to walk the track and hang with me all day. PLUS a 35% discount Code for Mantisunited.com for all your sunglass and apparel needs!

    1 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $350USD
    Autograph Jersey Time

    With this donation, you will receive one of my signed race jerseys that i have actually raced a Pro Motocross National in. Thats some cool stuff!! Also with this perk, you will receive a 40% DISCOUNT Code for MantisUnited.com to get all of your apparel and sunglass needs. Also a Giese racing Shirt and Sticker Included

    0 out of 8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Gold Sponsorship Level

    With the Gold Level Donation, you are now a big sponsor of Giese Racing! Congratulations and Thank you! With this donation, you will earn: A LARGE Logo spot on my helmet, Medium Logo spot on my Jersey, Medium Bike Graphic Logo Spot, Medium Trailer Logo Spot, Medium Logo Spot on the Giese Racing Banner, and two other small Logo Spots on the bike! Giese Racing Sticker,Giese Racing Shirt included

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Title Sponsor of Giese Racing

    WOW! With this donation, you are now the #1 supporting sponsor! With this you will receive: -Custom helmet wrap with YOUR Logo all over it, LARGE jersey Logo Spot on my jersey, LARGE Title Sponsor Spot on my bike for your Logo, LARGE banner logo spot, LARGE race trailer Logo spot, THREE other logo spots on my bike, A PROMOTIONAL VIDEO done professionally to help promote your company or business, Signed Race Jersey with a Signed Photograph in frame, and a Giese Racing shirt and sticker.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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