Higher for Rio

Help Fanny Smets, Belgian pole vaulter, to finance her journey towards the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro !

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Higher for Rio

"Losers find excuses, winners find a way"





At the age of 20, after a gymnastics carreer, Fanny wanted some change and decided to try out athletics, especially pole vault.

She quickly grew up to the top, improving the national records 7 times and collecting an impressive total of 9 national titles. 



Fanny has been dedicating her life to sports since she graduated as a doctor in Medicine in 2012.

She always kept looking forward even in hard times and despite the many setbacks an athlete can encounter.

Her hard work and determination have now lead her as close as it can get to her olympic dream.


Show her your support and give her the last kick to improve her personal best from 4m40 to 4m50, the olympic qualification standard.


Stay tuned on www.fannysmets.be for the latest news !



Allocation of funds

Because achieving a dream requires hard work, talent and dedication but also a solid financial support ! 


By financing my campaign you'll contribute to the following essentials : 

- Coaches salaries = 1600€

- New vaulting material (tape, magnesium, poles' transport bag) = 300€

- Preparation training camp (flight, accomodation,pole vault transport,...) = 1500€

- Transport costs to the training and competitions (I drive 50.000km/year) = 2100€

- Staying in Vught (Netherlands, where I stay 3days/week for my jumping sessions)= 500€


" A dream without a plan is just a wish" 




Choose your reward

For €5

My eternal gratitude and personnal big up on social media
  • Backers: 5

For €15

A signed photograph of your favorite pole vaulter ! + all the previous rewards
  • Backers: 12

For €30

An exclusive "Higher for Rio" t-shirt (unisex or women model). + all the previous rewards
  • Backers: 26

For €50

Surprise home made sweet treats, a well deserved reward after a workout ! + all the previous rewards
  • Backers: 14

For €65

The ultimate fan pack : giant cheering foam hand and cheering sticks to make some noise ! + all the previous rewards
  • Backers: 4

For €100

Come cheer me up during the Belgian Championships this winter or summer : 2 entry tickets for the event ! + all the previous rewards
  • Backers: 5

For €150

Come cheer me up during the European Athletics Championships this summer in Amsterdam (07/07/2016) : 2 entry tickets for the event ! + all the previous rewards
  • Backers: 9

For €300

Your name/logo printed on my new pole vault transport bag, so that I'll never travel alone ! + all the previous rewards
  • Backers: 3
  • Availability: 2/5

For €500

Contact me to discuss a sponsorship deal !
  • Backer: 1

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