Nouns Athletes empowers extreme sportspeople to visit the people, places and things that inspire them to reach their full potential – #ShredTheNouns
These artists push the boundaries of self expression and nouns form the foundations of their art form.
An extreme sports team:
- Sponsored by the Nouns DAO treasury
- Represented by Noun 189 + Gnars community
- Facilitated in collaboration with Travala.com
Requesting 3 ETH to be funded by small grants for a proof of concept with for our first signing.
I’m proposing a pilot project with our debut athlete to validate the idea before stepping on the gas for a ‘red bullish’ expansion. The grant will cover 4 to 5 months of travel expenses for visiting film spots.
Joe Atkinson is the current aggressive inline skating world champion, with three FISE world series championships under his belt, who despite the crowns, is foremost a captivating performance artist.
Joe is known for his partnerships with incredibly talented filmmakers. Together they produce truly inspirational and moving skate films that stand on their own as culturally significant works.
But it’s Joe’s playful character and his endless curiosity that excites me most about empowering him to visit the people, places and things that might bring out his best work yet – he’s a ‘nounish’ kinda guy.
Facilitating sponsorship is simple as we can deposit ETH directly to Travala accounts as USD credit, that can later be spent on flights and/or accomodation. In return, our athletes help proliferate Nouns:
- Nouns as terrain
- Nounish filters
- Sticker slap
Nouns would effectively become their official travel partner.
By establishing a team who align with the Nouns ethos, across a number of extreme sports, we can join their journey to peak performance and create something truly special – freedom of expression.
Based on initial discussions, an annual budget of just $25k per athlete can fund those trips they’ve been meaning to make happen, to explore those ideas that always seem like they’re not quite in reach.
If we can land this first attempt, we’ll have “sponsor me” tapes rolling in before we know it.