Rally St. Louis

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Late last year, a new project set out to change the image about St. Louis through crowd sourcing and crowd funding. 

But as ideas flowed in to Rally STL, co-founder Aaron Perlut found they weren’t about image as much as internal civic change. So they went with it.

In January, Perlut hoped that Rally would help to fund three projects in the course of the year.

(Courtesy: Rally St. Louis)

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Rally St. Louis is a unique crowdsourcing and crowd-funding project designed as a grassroots movement to improve and better market the region.

In mid-November the Rally St. Louis platform launched, allowing people to submit their idea.  In December, the public voted for their favorite idea among the hundreds submitted.

(via Flickr/NathanReed)

Updated 3:39 p.m.

Rally St. Louis, the new non-profit seeking online submissions for ways to improve the region, announced the five ideas advancing to the first round of budgeting today. Citizen votes determined the ranking of the ideas.

Sports-related ideas came to the forefront with two of the five ideas selected focus on the sport of soccer, and one on basketball: