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By Kay Wicker, The Grio

 The U.S. women’s water polo team captain shed light on the hidden costs of being an Olympian, and Flavor Flav offered to help.

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Flavor Flav in at Way Out West in 2013 (Kim MetsoCC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

For even the most elite athletes, qualifying for the Olympics is only one part of the battle. The next step is finding the funding to compete in international sports events. Unbeknownst to most, U.S. Olympic teams are largely privately funded — and sometimes, that funding comes from an unexpected source, like hip-hop icon Flavor Flav.

After Maggie Steffens, the captain of the 2024 U.S. women’s water polo team, recently shed light on how challenging it can be to raise the money to compete, the “Don’t Believe the Hype” rapper vowed to come to her aid in the comments.

“Some may not know this, but most Olympians need a 2nd (or 3rd) job to support chasing the dream (myself included!) and most teams rely on sponsors for travel, accommodations, nutritional support, rent/lodging and simply affording to live in this day and age,” Steffens, 30, began in the caption of a May 4 post on Instagram.

She continued, “Especially female sports and female athletes. We’ve had companies & amazing individuals support our sport alongside donors, USAWP & USOPC, but we always need more help.”

In response, Flav wrote, “AYYY YOOO,,, as a girl dad and supporter of all women’s sports – imma personally sponsor you, my girl, whatever you need. And imma sponsor the whole team.”

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