Let's take Nuno Quintanilha to the Olympic Games in 2016
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Let's take Nuno Quintanilha to the Olympic Games in 2016

Nuno Quintanilha's passion is to swim and his dream is to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 representing Portugal . Let's all help to make his dream come true !! N...

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  • 17/07/2015

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Nuno Quintanilha's passion is to swim and his dream is to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 representing Portugal . Let's all help to make his dream come true !! Nuno needs our support ! Thank you all for your generosity !

The Swimming Club Vasco da Gama (CNCVG), a nonprofit institution, is one of the swim clubs with most visibility at the regional and national levels in competitive swimming, swimming for athletes with disabilities, and more recently in triathlon.
The club and its booster club have the dream of bringing Nuno Quintanilha to the Olympic Games of Rio in 2016. In 2008 two swimmers of CNCVG, Sara Madeira and Nuno Quintanilha almost made it to the Olympic Games. The Portuguese Swimming Federation is generously supporting Nuno Quintanilha. But lots of resources (athletes and coaches' time, effort, and funding to participate in international competitions) are needed for swimmers to qualify. Nuno has a strong will, a characteristic of those who know that dreams are only achieved by hard work, dedication, and by never giving up even in the face of adversity. Nuno has already achieved the minimum B cuts for the Olympic Games of Rio in 2016. Despite his success, only with the minimum A cuts will he be able to qualify. He is VERY close and he needs all our support to get ready and to be able to participate in international swim meets where he will have a chance to achieve the so desired minimum A cuts.

Other clubs, who do not have the financial difficulties of CNCVG, have tried to recruit Nuno to join them. But, his loyalty to his coach and CNCVG, where he has been swimming since the age of 10, have kept him on. 

Nuno Quintanilha garante mínimos para os Mundiais

About the author

The booster club and the CNCVG swimming club are trying to raise funds to get Nuno Quintanilha to go to the olympic games of Rio in 2016. The swim club CNCVG is unique in many ways. Its goals are to provide high-level coaching in swimming combined with personal development of the youth. It also supports young athletes with financial needs and physical disabilities. Through participation in competitions and the nurturing of a competitive spirit, young people learn the rewards of hard work, discipline, dedication, friendships, personal victory and mutual team success. The club counts with many brilliant results and participations in international events, among which are: - The athlete Nuno Quintanilha has achieved the minimum cuts to participate in the World Championships in July / August 2015 in Kazan, Russia and also minimum B cuts for the Olympics in Rio in 2016; He has also participated in the European Championships 2014 in Berlin; - Swimmer Nelson Lopes is the current world record holder in the 100m backstroke in adapted swimming; - Three swimmers participated at the World Championships and the Paralympics competition; - Three swimmers participated in the European Championships.

- Hundreds of regional and national titles; - In the Triathlon, two athletes integrated the National Junior and Youth Team, representing Portugal on several occasions both in the European championships and World Championships, obtaining several medals in international competitions. The club ambitions do not end here and more successes and achievements will be achieved by our athletes.

Budget and due dates

The CNCVG swim club has no funds to support Nuno Quintanilha. In order for Nuno to be able to participate in international swim competitions that would enable him to achieve the minimum A-cuts, Nuno needs a minimum of 2,000 euros in the first phase (until October 2015) . The preparation of an athlete for the Olympic Games entails huge expenses ( e.g. , physical therapist, nutritionist, equipment, travel expenses) and we need your help to make this dream a reality.

  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    Thank you on facebook + photo signed by Nuno Quintanilha ( includes shipping costs to Portugal).

    26 backers

  • Invest with
    25€ or more

    Thank you on facebook + photo signed by Nuno Quintanilha + T -shirt or scarf CNCVG ( includes shipping costs to Portugal).

    10 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    Thank you on facebook + photo signed by Nuno Quintanilha + 1 entry in celebratory luncheon of the 25 years of CNCVG + a swimming lesson in group ( for yourself or a child) + Receipt for IRS / IRC.

    10 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    Thank you on facebook + photo signed by Nuno Quintanilha + CNCVG T -shirt + 2 entries to the celebratory lunch commemorating the 25 years of CNCVG + a private swimming lesson (50 minutes) given by Nuno Quintanilha (for yourself or a child) + Receipt for IRS / IRC.

    5 backers

  • Invest with
    250€ or more

    Thank you on facebook + Photo signed by Nuno Quintanilha + CNCVG T -shirt + 2 entries to the celebratory lunch commemorating the 25 years of CNCVG + a private swimming lesson (50 minutes) given by Nuno Quintanilha (for yourself or a child) + 3 months of swimming lessons at + Receipt for IRS / IRC.

    1 backer

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Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

17/07/2015

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

08/06/2015

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