Sun July 1, 2012
Wallenda surpasses fundraising goal to cover wire walk expenses
High-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda has raised the money he was seeking to help cover last month's successful walk over Niagara Falls.
Wallenda had issue his financial request on the fundraising Website indiegogo.com. A check of Wallenda's request page indicates that he raisers $50,421 by the end of the June 30 deadline he set for himself. The amount raised surpasses his $50,000 goal.
Wallenda established the pledge page two-weeks before his walk. Wallenda had a number of expenses he was responsible for the June 10 walk that were not covered in his television contract with ABC and his sponsors.
Wallenda's fundraiser offered items to donors including a The fundraiser featured a number of items for various donor levels including a Skype video chat for $250.
For a $10,000 a donor would had received a backyard wire lessons, but no one donated that amount.