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  • Foundation | USSA - Foundation
    of school at Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont Beijing Awarded 2022 Olympics the International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing China as the host city for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games Tempur Pedic Sleep Center The USSA and Tempur Pedic North America LLC announced today the opening of the Tempur Pedic Sleep Center at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City Utah Gold Pass Believe in U S Adore Creative Brand Spot NBC Sports Coverage Hall of Fame Team Supports Olympic Medalist NASTAR Nationals Steamboat U S Ski Team Mobile App Warren Miller Give10 Sam Jackenthal Fast and Female Camp Macomber Burke Beijing Awarded 2022 Olympics Tempur Pedic Sleep Center About Us The U S Ski and Snowboard Foundation is the non profit fundraising arm of the U S Ski Team U S Snowboarding and U S Freeskiing Incorporated in 1964 as a 501 c 3 the Foundation raises money to support year round athlete training development competition and educational needs Donations to the U S Ski and Snowboard Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law Board of Trustees Foundation Staff Directory USSA Center of Excellence Official Training Center for U S Ski Team U S Snowboarding and U S Freeskiing 1 Victory Lane Park City UT 84060 Ways to Support How to Give How Giving Helps Follow the Team No athlete becomes an Olympian on their own It requires a network of dedicated coaches teammates and supporters USSA has a proud tradition of being supported by funding from generous Americans This extraordinary tradition is shared with few countries in the world We have created programs to match donations of all sizes Just like every second every step and every shot counts in the Olympics so does every contribution to our team Join us today by making a donation Donate Online Your support helps make Olympic dreams come true You can make a onetime gift or select to make your gift recurring Donate Today Gold Pass The ultimate lift ticket and exclusive club Pass is valid at over 250 resorts across the country Gives unlimited access and is fully transferable so you can share it with family friends or clients A major portion of the donation is tax deductible Reserve today Champions Club Members of the Champions Club will be a part of on all inclusive VIP experience at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Mortiz Switzerland and or the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang Reserve Today Join us at a Special Event The Foundation hosts a variety of fundraising events across the country from formal galas to local ski and snowboard days Show your support and meet the athletes at an event near you Click here for event information and dates Join the Team We invite you to be part of the exclusive team behind the Team that exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the Olympic Games by helping both development and elite athletes achieve their goals Find more information here

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  • 2014 Snowball Bash in San Francisco Raises Funds for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation | USSA - Foundation
    thousands of dollars raised at the Snow Ball go directly to help athletes achieve their Olympic goals Ski with an Olympian USSA s auctioneer Tom Kelly gave the audience plenty of bidding action including ski outings with Warren Miller film star Charlotte Moats to Jonny Moseley and Tamara McKinney with over 100 000 raised from the audience History The retro ski party at Bimbo s was one of the liveliest ever in the 30 year history of the event begun by San Francisco financial leader Thom Weisel Organization A Snow Ball Committee of two dozen Bay Area leaders organized the gala chaired by Christine Aylward Geoff Yang and Dave Morin How You Can Help Did you miss the big pre season party You can still help by purchasing a U S Ski Team Gold Pass a fully transferable ski pass good at any U S resort or simply make a donation Go to foundation ussa org to learn more QUOTES Tiger Shaw President and CEO U S Ski and Snowboard Association What does it take to win 17 medals in Sochi Events like the San Francisco Snow Ball are pivotal to fund programs that help our athletes become Best in the World We re unique amongst our competitors in that we have no government support Our success is based on support from Americans Jessie Diggins 2013 World Champion Cross Country Team Sprint When I was a junior racer I won an event and had an opportunity to get an autorgraph from my hero Kikkan Randall It motivated me Six years later I found myself racing with Kikkan and winning a World Championship I couldn t have done that without the support from people like you Thank you for making this opportunity possible Olympic and World Champions Jonny Moseley 1998 Olympic Champion freestyle moguls David Wise 2014 Olympic Champion halfpipe skiing Jeremy Bloom 2005 World Champion freestyle moguls Jessie Diggins 2013 World Champion cross country team sprint Trace Worthington 1995 two time World Champion freestyle aerials combined Tamara McKinney 1989 World Champion alpine combined and 1983 World Cup Champion Additional Olympians Travis Ganong alpine Steven Nyman alpine Laurenne Ross alpine Liz Stephen cross country Athlete Attendees Cross Country Jessie Diggins Liz Stephen Freeskiing David Wise Brita Sigourney Alpine Bryce Bennett Tommy Ford Travis Ganong Steve Nyman Laurenne Ross Alumni Jonny Moseley Trace Worthington Tamara McKinney Charlotte Moats Jeremy Bloom Event Corporate Partners Audi Liberty Mutual Visa San Francisco Snow Ball Committee in Attendance Jeremy Bloom Allison Bhusri Nate Bosshard J Taylor Crandall Jan D Alessandro Tod Francis Porter Gale Christine Curtis Gardner Kent Goldman Karen John Thomas Laffont Liz Larned Stephanie Mellin Jonny Moseley Jordan Ormont Victoria and Philip Raiser Evan Reece Mathias Shilling Marc Stad Josh Stein Rob Webb Will Wick Event Sponsors Olympic Sponsors Diana Steve Strandberg Suzanne J Crandall Gold Sponsors Stephanie Fred Harman Liz Larned Silver Sponsors Liz Thomas Laffont Lee Justin Sadrian Amy Geoff Yang Bronze Sponsors Christine Aylward Allison Aneel Bhusri Christine Curtis Gardner Stephanie

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  • Olympic Medalists Headline Partner Summit | USSA - Foundation
    the group detailing out their winning runs from Sochi It was also a record year for partner activation around the U S Ski Team U S Snowboarding and U S Freeskiing with USSA and its partners builing a strong year long campaign around a Believe in U S theme Over 50 USSA athletes were selected to attend NBC s pre Olympic promotional shoot as well as the U S Olympic Committee s Sochi Media Summit An unprecedented 18 USSA athletes were featured in NBC primetime Olympic profiles including a multiple segment feature with Bode Miller and NBC s Tom Brokaw Over 30 skiers and snowboarders took part in the USOC s 100 year out celebration in New York City held in conjunction with the USSA s Gold Medal Gala that raised a million dollars for the team Olympic Trials in nordic combined and ski jumping were broadcast live from the Utah Olympic Park site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games The Sprint U S Grand Prix which served as the core of selection for snowboarding and freeskiing saw a 20 boost in ratings continuing to establish the 18 year old Grand Prix as one of America s most notable action sports properties Nine USSA athletes were featured in a dozen national television commercials running during the Olympics including a Visa campaign featuring Sarah Hendrickson that debuted on the NFC Championship Game on Fox The USSA used its growing success in broadcast to make a media rights acquisition from the European Broadcast Union to gain exclusive USA broadcast and streaming rights for the 2015 and 2017 World Championships At recent meetings of the International Ski Federation the USSA was awarded rights to conduct the 2017 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals in Aspen and the 2019 World Championships in freestyle freeskiing

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/olympic-medalists-headline-partner-summit (2016-04-30)
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  • Westminster Honors USSA Olympians | USSA - Foundation
    Becker also honored the athletes and Westminster for being an integral part of the Salt Lake City community Utah Governor Gary Herbert also sent a formal recognition In addition to the Westminster partnership at the college level the organization also opened its own USSA Team Academy in 2012 to provide a combination of elite training and high school education Team USA Westminster College Medals Maddie Bowman gold halfpipe skiing Joss Christensen gold slopestyle skiing Alex Deibold bronze snowboardcross Kaitlyn Farrington gold halfpipe snowboarding alum Devin Logan silver slopestyle skiing Student athletes receive key to Sugar House QUOTES Devin Logan silver medalist slopestyle skiing It was a privilege to represent my country at the biggest sporting event in the world The cherry on the top was this silver medal Education is really important to me skiing won t last forever Westminster has been there from day one to support me It s been so good to balance my athletic and school schedule As much sacrifice and commitment I ve put in to being an Olympian I ve also put in to earning my college degree Maddie Bowman Olympic Champion halfpipe skiing The night I won was the craziest of my life I was in tears of confusion I have those memories to look back on but I also need to look forward to my future I m so happy to have Westminster College here to understand that and help us look forward and think about our future All of us on the Olympic Team are so happy to come back to such a great college Dr Brian Levin Stankevich President Westminster College Academic excellence in a setting of experiential learning is a keystone of the Westminster experience These individuals exemplify this spirit and I am proud to honor them today Tiger

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  • Shiffrin Gets a Vail 2015 Welcome Home Party | USSA - Foundation
    s Marlies Schild Four days earlier she made her Olympic debut with a fifth place showing in the Giant Slalom When asked about how much of a whirlwind the last month has been she replied The best part was getting off the fire truck and seeing all of you I was trying not to cry In addition to her Olympic exploits Shiffrin recorded her fifth World Cup Slalom victory of the current season March 15 in Lenzerheide Switzerland to wrap up her second consecutive World Cup Slalom title Over the course of the past two winters Shiffrin has claimed a total of nine World Cup slalom wins We are truly honored to say that the Vail Valley is home to this great international champion explained Ceil Folz president of the Vail Valley Foundation and head of the 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee We could not ask for a better ambassador to inspire the next generation of skiers in our community and our country Presentations on the evening included a lime green cruiser bike from the Vail Valley Foundation and a lifetime ski pass from Vail Resorts Sharing the stage was also one of the signs that were put up throughout Eagle Vail during the Olympics signed by the community In addition to special presentations the Gold Rush celebration included free music an autograph opportunity and the chance to be part of a community photo We are thrilled that the community came out to welcome Mikaela home offered Folz We are obviously extremely proud of her accomplishments and look forward to even greater things to come especially as we now look ahead to the 2015 World Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek Scheduled from February 2 15 of 2015 the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek are

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  • Ganong Lands First World Cup Podium | USSA - Foundation
    Steven Nyman Sundance UT 18th and Marco Sullivan Squaw Valley CA 21st for three other Americans in the top 30 The race was originally slated for Feb 1 in Garmisch Partenkirchen Germany but was then moved to St Moritz Switzerland and ultimately canceled by fog in St Moritz A second downhill is scheduled for Saturday in Kvitfjell followed by a super G on Sunday Ganong s hometown of Squaw Valley CA will host the 2014 Nature Valley U S Alpine Championships March 19 23 Universal Sports Network will broadcast the race at 11 a m ET QUOTES Travis Ganong This is a really big step in my career I ve been slowly building up the last four years on the World Cup tour and this last month or so I ve really been finding some speed Now I m at a point where I m really relaxed and having fun The good skiing comes out when you re relaxed and letting the skis roll I always told myself I d get to this point It was just a matter of time I ve had enough time now racing all these hills and I m comfortable I m also stronger than I was last year and I m more fit I m not burnt out at all Usually at this time of year people are tired and right now I feel like I m just starting out the season When I went it was raining and I had to do a goggle wipe halfway down the hill But on days like today it s tough you ve just got to forget about the weather and just ski You can t really see anything so you just have to put your head down and ski I m obviously happy we raced today

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  • Sochi Olympic Winter Games Recap | USSA - Foundation
    medal putting him second on the all time U S Winter Olympians list Apolo Anton Ohno leads with eight and second on the all time skiing list Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway leads with eight Julia Mancuso extended her record with the most Olympic medals by a U S woman skier or snowboarder now with four Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest women s slalom Olympic champion ALPINE SKIING Gold Ted Ligety giant slalom Gold Mikaela Shiffrin slalom Silver Andrew Weibrecht super G Bronze Julia Mancuso super combined Bronze Bode Miller super G FREESKIING FREESTYLE Gold Joss Christensen slopestyle Gold Maddie Bowman halfpipe Gold David Wise halfpipe Silver Gus Kenworthy slopestyle Silver Devin Logan slopestyle Bronze Nick Goepper slopestyle Bronze Hannah Kearney moguls SNOWBOARDING Gold Jamie Anderson slopestyle Gold Kaitlyn Farrington halfpipe Gold Sage Kotsenburg slopestyle Bronze Kelly Clark halfpipe Bronze Alex Deibold snowboardcross QUOTES Bill Marolt President and CEO U S Ski and Snowboard Association Sochi 2014 was a remarkable Olympics with efficient organization and a contagious spirit from the Russian people We brought a team that was well prepared to compete for medals with athletes who distinguished themselves as outstanding Olympians The new events in freeskiing and snowboarding were a positive addition The mix of great performances from our sport heroes plus the introduction of new stars will inspire a new generation of Olympians Luke Bodensteiner Executive Vice President Athletics USSA The Olympics is a magnificent showcase for athletes the toughest courses the closest competition the highest stakes Time and time again we see that amidst all the political discussions and turmoil it is the athletes who rise above and put on a show The success of our entire team especially our 17 Olympic medalists is a tribute to the hard work each of them put in leading up

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  • Vote for the 2014 Best of U.S. Olympic Awards
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    first run Ligety built almost a second lead and won by nearly a half a second with a total time of 2 45 29 David Wise Freestyle Skiing David Wise posted a 92 00 in his first run to win gold in men s halfpipe skiing which made its Olympic debut in Sochi Wise landed his signature trick the right side double cork 360 in the wet and heavy snow FEMALE Jamie Anderson Snowboarding Jamie Anderson claimed gold in the debut of women s slopestyle snowboarding She put together a flawless second run to secure the top podium spot with a 95 25 Her win completed the U S gold medal sweep in slopestyle snowboarding Maddie Bowman Freestyle Skiing Maddie Bowman became the first ever Olympic women s halfpipe skiing champion taking gold in the sport s debut She landed in the top spot with her first run score of 85 80 after executing back to back 900s for the first time in her career In her second run she extended her lead with an 89 00 Her win completed the U S gold medal sweep in halfpipe skiing Erin Hamlin Luge With a bronze medal finish Erin Hamlin became the first ever U S Olympic medalist in singles luge The results were even more impressive considering the 2009 world champion had not stood on a world cup podium in two years Her performance also broke a 34 year German Austrian hold on the women s luge Olympic podium Mikaela Shiffrin Alpine Skiing Eighteen year old Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in women s slalom After the first run Shiffrin led the field by 0 49 seconds and turned in a stunning second run to give her the first U S slalom victory since Phil Mahre in 1984 and the first women s slalom victory since Barbara Cochran in 1972 TEAM Meryl Davis Charlie White Figure Skating Meryl Davis and Charlie White captured the first U S ice dancing gold medal and captained Team USA to the bronze medal in the inaugural team event The duo which has been skating together for the last 17 years set world record scores in the short dance free dance and total Men s USA 1 Bobsled Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton snapped a 62 year Olympic medal drought in two man bobsled when the pair won the bronze medal Holcomb piloted the sled to a four run total time of 3 46 27 Six days later the USA 1 four man team of Holcomb Curt Tomasevicz Langton and Chris Fogt captured the bronze medal in the four man event with a total time of 3 40 99 It marked the first time in 62 years the U S medaled in both the two man and four man bobsled at a single Games Elana Meyers Lauryn Williams Bobsled Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams claimed the silver medal in bobsled Meyers piloted USA 1 with a total time of 3 50 71

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