You Did It - XI Hits Fundraising Target
You did it. XI Quarterly will be publishing in print this summer, having successfully reached the $11,000 fundraising goal on Kickstarter thanks to your pledges.
This has truly been a grassroots effort, and demonstrates the broad desire of a North American soccer public keen to have serious content to digest about the game they love: this project was not funded by a donation write-off from a major corporation, or by a rich individual with money to burn, but by 250+ individuals reaching into their pockets with pledges ranging from $2 to $750 to make this happen.
For the XI team, that broad range of support is just as important as the cash in hand to actually publish XI - it confirms that there is an audience out there that wants to delve deeper into understanding the past, present and future of North American soccer, beyond the news wire releases repeated over and over. Fans want to consume quality writing, original photography, fresh perspectives, and to support a soccer publication to be proud of - not one imported from overseas, but one written with a focus on this continent, by content producers on this continent.
Now the hard work begins. We still need your support; eight days remain on the Kickstarter drive, and all further funds will go towards making XI better, allowing the XI team to do more and establish the publication's long-term future. It's easy to start, much harder to keep going, so any further pledges and help in spreading the word remain critical through the end of the drive. Please let your friends know they can donate via this link: http://kck.st/H51kHc
Finally, the XI team would just like to say a huge thank you to you for making this happen.
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