Benji’s Olympic Qualifier Series

Benji’s Olympic Qualifier Series

Raised

$2,268.99

Goal

$15,000.00

My name is Benji. I am a 16 year old breaker (breakdance) from the Gold Coast. I come from Adelaide but started breaking after we moved to QLD in 2016.


Breaking is officially an Olympic sport and in the last week of October I competed in 2 days of Olympic qualifiers. I was the youngest in the competition and I made it to the finals to battle it out for gold to earn a place on the Australian Olympic team. At the end of the day I came away with silver. This means I have qualified to go to Shanghai in May and Budapest in June for the Olympic Qualifier Series which is where the best athletes from around the world have the final opportunity to qualify to represent their country and compete in the Paris games.


I am the only athlete from Queensland (the Gold Coast) who has qualified for the Olympic Qualifier Series and I will be the youngest competitor for this competition world wide. I really want to represent us all well. 


I need to fully prepare for the Olympic Qualifier Series and some things will need to be finalised very soon. I am guaranteed $500.00 (five hundred) to contribute to the trip with any other funding from the International Olympic Committee TBC but we don’t expect it to be very much at all. This money will be put towards flights to Budapest but I will also need to pay for travel to Shanghai, accommodation leading up to both competitions (my accommodation during the competition will be provided), travel insurance, my visa for China, and meals and transport. The Queensland Academy of Sport suggested that I could use this page to help me get some support.


Breaking will not be a sport in the 2028 LA Olympic Games so this is an important opportunity for me and my family and our and our country! Since it was announced that breaking was going to be in the Olympics it has caused a lot of attention and excitement. 4000 tickets to the event at the Olympics sold in 15 seconds of being put on sale so I know I’m really blessed to get this opportunity to have a second chance to qualify (only 3 men and 3 women from Australia get this second chance).


I’m looking for the support and encouragement of people who would be in a position to make a contribution if they would like to.


I am using this type of fundraising because it’s very hard to get any grants or funding because we have learnt that most organisations don’t recognise my sport including the local government.


If you would like to see some of what the Olympic qualifier looked like I have posted a couple of reels on my Instagram page @bboybenmx


Thank you, Benji.


*(All donations are also tax deductible)

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Raised

$2,268.99

Goal

$15,000.00

Recent donations

RICHARD BAIRD

So proud of you Benji. From 2 people who love you ...

$505.00

So proud of you Benji. From 2 people who love you lots.

Soohyun Hong

Go Benji! Wish the world could see your dance in O...

$50.50

Go Benji! Wish the world could see your dance in Olympic.😊

Kevin de Goede

Good luck mate!

$101.00

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Your donation to this project is tax deductible

The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible. Shortly after making your donation, you'll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return. If you have any questions about your donation, please visit https://asf.org.au/faqs