first_img“We were expecting some good amount of public funds, “We were expecting some good amount of public funds, but are stuck in bureaucratic knots. So we are breaking up our financial target into smaller amounts and reaching out to a wider range of people,” an organiser said, adding, services of a professional marketing agency Meraki Sport & Entertainment, have also been sought.Even as talks with government agencies and corporates continue, they are now approaching the public to raise the required funds for the event.Apart from launching campaigns on a dedicated crowd funding site, volunteers have fanned out across the country to ensure that the right amount of funds get collected. Their simple mantra — Lets get the wall home.And it seems to be working. Mountaineers, climbers, outdoor enthusiasts from across the country have signed up as campaigners on the crowdfunding platform.”Were thrilled with how many non-climbers are donating to the cause, just to support the passion and determination to bring the cup to the country,” say the organisers.The expenses — including mandatory fees to be paid to the International Federation of Sports Climbing, travel and accommodation of technical delegates, prize money etc — happen in a staggered fashion and for now, the first lot of commitments have been met, they said.But more is required and the sense of urgency to raise the resources is evident when one meets the team, which is managing to put the show together along with their day jobs.”We know it is a daunting task but were getting close to the finish line. Every penny counts. Just a little help from everyone and well be through! Just imagine, it will be a world cup being held in our country, funded mainly by the passionate people! Has that ever happened in sporting history before?” the organisers wonder aloud. PTI AA BEN ARS SSC SSC RDSadvertisementlast_img

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