A Colombian cyclist is holding a raffle for a lamb in a bid to raise money so that he can afford to pay his way to Italy to compete in an upcoming competition.
Brayan Malaver, 20, is a cyclist from the municipality of Combita, in Boyaca, which is a department in central Colombia, and he is reportedly looking for funding to help him afford a trip to Italy to join the Trevigiani Campana amateur team for the 2022 season.
Malaver launched the raffle to help him pay for his ticket to Italy, as well as his visa fees and other fees such as for the licence he requires to compete from the Colombian Cycling Federation.
Upon launching the raffle, he said on social media: “We are raffling off a lamb. The ticket costs COP 10,000 (GBP 1,90) and will be made in the form of a ‘tapita’, which is a Boyaca tradition, which consists of each of the participants choosing a beer and the one with the highest number on its label is the one gets the animal.”
Malaver also posted footage showing a lamb on social media, although it is currently unclear if the lamb in the video is the same lamb that will go to the lucky raffle winner.
It is currently unclear exactly how much money he needs in order to be open to compete in the competition but he took to social media to tell his nearly 3,000 followers that he had sold all of the tickets.
It is currently unclear if the results of the raffle have been made known and if he has reached his target amount.
Many netizens have posted messages of support on social media, with many reportedly interested in supporting him despite all the raffle tickets having been sold already.