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Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant: Empowering Andrew Mackiewicz's Olympic Journey

ByTiffany Allen

3 min read

Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant: Empowering Andrew Mackiewicz's Olympic Journey

How a GMTM Profile Helped Secure a Dream Sponsorship

The journey of an athlete striving for Olympic glory is both exhilarating and challenging. The pursuit of excellence requires dedication, determination, and substantial financial support.

For Andrew Mackiewicz, an Olympic fencer, his dreams received a significant boost when he was recently awarded the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant. This grant not only helps provide essential financial assistance, but also recognizes the potential of an athlete with an already impressive career.

The Partnership Between Athlete365 and Airbnb

In an inspiring partnership, Athlete365 and Airbnb joined forces to support athletes on their path to success. With the aim of helping athletes overcome the financial burden of training, traveling, and competing, the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant was established. Olympic and Paralympic athletes were invited to submit an application explaining why they deserved the $2,000 grant to support their sporting journey.

Andrew Mackiewicz's GMTM Profile: A Winning Asset

Andrew Mackiewicz, a talented fencer with a remarkable passion for his sport, seized this opportunity to showcase his journey by submitting his GMTM athlete profile. GMTM, a revolutionary sports social platform connecting athletes to opportunities, proved to be an invaluable asset for Andrew as he documented his athletic career. Combining his GMTM profile and his Instagram presence allowed him to present a comprehensive and compelling story to Airbnb and Athlete365.

GMTM offered Andrew the perfect platform to share his experiences, accomplishments, and aspirations as he continues his Olympic journey. By documenting his journey as an athlete, he connected with fans, fellow athletes, and potential sponsors, creating a loyal community invested in his success. 


Within this community I’ve built on GMTM, I can document my journey as an Olympian and share my experiences with fans, fellow athletes, and sponsors. - Andrew Mackiewicz


Through GMTM, Andrew was able to portray the dedication and hard work he poured into his fencing career, allowing brands like Airbnb to recognize his potential as a deserving recipient of the Athlete Travel Grant.

The Award: A Gateway to Dreams

Andrew's submission, backed by his GMTM profile and Instagram account, caught the attention of the Airbnb selection committee. Recognizing his talent, dedication, and the potential for future achievements, Andrew was awarded the $2,000 travel grant. This sponsorship not only eased the financial strain of training and competing but also acted as a validation of his hard work and determination to succeed on the Olympic stage.

With the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant empowering his journey, Andrew Mackiewicz is making remarkable progress in his quest for Olympic glory. He continues to use his GMTM profile as a canvas to share his growth, achievements, and the challenges he faces as he strives to become an Olympic Champion.

As Andrew's story spreads, the power of Athlete365's partnership with Airbnb becomes evident. This initiative is not only providing crucial financial support to athletes like Andrew but also encouraging them to leverage platforms like GMTM to showcase their brand, connect with their audience, and build a supportive community.

Supporting the Pursuit of Olympic Dreams

The Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant has undoubtedly been a game-changer for Andrew Mackiewicz's Olympic journey. Thanks to his compelling GMTM profile and a passionate portrayal of his fencing career, Andrew secured the support he needed to continue chasing his dreams. As more athletes embrace platforms like GMTM to share their stories, this partnership between Athlete365 and Airbnb promises to inspire and uplift athletes worldwide, making the pursuit of Olympic dreams more accessible and achievable for the champions of tomorrow.


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