Very similar to the story in the 1993 movie Cool Runnings, the Jamaica women’s national soccer team can finish in the top three of its group in a qualifying campaign beginning this year, it books itself a trip to the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada.
If the money doesn’t dry up first.
Their qualifying campaign is currently threatened by something more fearsome than any opposing goalie, defense or striker: A lack of funding that might nullify the squad’s World Cup chances, no matter how well the players perform.
To raise money, the Reggae Girlz have resorted to using crowd funding site GoFundMe. With only $20,000 of the $750,000 goal met, the Reggae Girlz will need a fundraising comeback for their shot.
But hey — if the kindness of strangers can help send the Jamaican bobsled team to the 2014 Winter Olympics, then anything is possible.