KAP7 Polo Heads is an initiative by KAP7 in collaboration with Alex Banerer (@waterpolobanarera) and the wider water polo community coinciding with the commencement of the European Championships - Europe’s biggest water polo event. The collection is permanently limited to 1,000, meaning once they’re gone, Polo Heads will only be available on secondary marketplaces (i.e. OpenSea).
Every Polo Head purchase contributes to the growth of water polo, with funding being allocated to projects that look to take water polo to the next level. YOU can help take water polo worldwide by being a massive Polo Head!
Each Polo Head serves as your digital access pass to a new world of exclusive experiences. Get up and close with Professional Water Polo athletes, join a first-of-its-kind private community on Discord, and get a lifetime supply of discount/promotional codes to keep you in fresh gear.
Get one of the first 200 Polo Heads and get a 1-of-1 towel, designed in partnership with the collection, as a reward for our initial founding members.
Once purchased, you’ll receive an email with steps to claim your Polo Heads onto a new or existing digital wallet. Please join us on Discord to learn more.
After you click the buy now button below, you will be taken to our payment partner, Access Labs', page to complete the checkout process.
After your purchase has been completed, you will receive a simple claim email within 36 hours to either create a wallet with your email or transfer to one of your existing wallets.
After you have claimed your NFT, join our private Discord to access all of your exclusive benefits all in one place. If you don't know how to use Discord, don't worry. We will send all updates to your email as well.
What is this all about?
KAP7 Polo Heads is our attempt to help bring the worldwide water polo community together in the digital age. We want to create an exclusive community where like-minded people can come together to discuss what’s happening in our sport and get exclusive access to players and coaches around the world. Beyond that, we recognise our sport needs to grow and we want that community to help make this happen. From the funds raised by the sale of our NFT, a third of the project is held to be donated to projects that will take our game forward. Are you in a country or region with no water polo program? You can apply to get a share of the funds to help start delivering your vision. KAP7 is committed to growing the sport and this is a new way to bring our community into the process.
What is an NFT?
NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. For example, a fungible token is something like a $5 note - it can be substituted for another $5 note and the value remains the same. Non-fungible means that the token is unique and cannot be substituted for another. There are many different uses of NFTs, but the nuts and bolts of it are that it uses blockchain technology to verify the owner of an asset. That asset can be a picture, a video, or even physical products such as property or cars!
While some NFTs are more like collectibles - think baseball trading cards - where the value is in the rarity of the NFT, our NFT is the same for everyone. Think of it as your membership card to the group.
Why NFT for this project?
Water polo is typically quite a laggard when it comes to adopting new technology - whether it be VAR or how games are able to be accessed to watch. By using an NFT, we are getting people in our sport to adopt digital technologies that can be developed into the future. We want our sport to be on the cutting edge to ensure we are finding new fans and engaging them where they are - on the internet.
Can I sell my NFT?
Absolutely! Once you have purchased your KAP7 Polo Head NFT, if you decide you’d like to sell, you can list it on a secondary marketplace like Opensea.io where people from all over the world can purchase it from you.
Do I need Cryptocurrency to purchase?
No - while we do support payment using Ether, you can pay in regular old USD, the same way you’d buy any other KAP7 product.
Where does the money go in this project?
We want this to be really transparent about where funds raised are going as this is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
⅓ of the project funds are going towards Access Labs, the company responsible for launching the NFT and ensuring all the technology works seamlessly.
⅓ of the project costs are going towards KAP7 and ensuring that this project is sustainable. We will be employing a community manager to ensure there is always content in the group and that we are bringing more athletes to share their stories. It will also go to cover any costs such as artwork, marketing or product giveaways.
The remaining funds will be held to be used for water polo projects. We will be very transparent about how much has been raised and what is available to be used and we will be asking for your help to choose where this money gets allocated.
KAP7 will also receive a small royalty for the re-sale of any NFT which will go directly to the ongoing support of the project.
What is Discord?
The easiest way to describe Discord is it is a chat room. However, it is capable of lots more. We can create separate rooms within the space that are either public or private, so only NFT holders can access some features. You can chat live via voice or type. This will allow us to have a space to watch games live and have instant reactions from fans from around the world.