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2013 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Reception

Thank you to all of those who supported the 2013 Park City Cross Country Team Reception hosted by Mike Engel! It was a fabulous evening full of great friends, amazing athletes and tasty Russian treats.

A special thanks to Graystone Consulting, U.S. MRI, Sotheby's International Reality and Skis on the Run.

We're exctied to watch and cheer on the athletes of the U.S Cross Country Team as they head to the Sochi Winter Olympics. GO USA!!!

Event Photos
For photos from the2013 event click here.

 

2013 Park City Cross Country Team Reception
Hosted by Mike Engel

Saturday October 12, 2013.
6:30-8:30pm

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team achieved historic success over the 2012-13 Season. From a first-ever gold medal at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships to continuous personal bests, the season continued to break records. It is rare to have the entire U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in one room! Join elite athletes such as Noah Hoffman, Kikkan Randall and Liz Stephen for a special evening in Park City before they head to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Click here for sponsorship info

Olympic Title Sponsor
$2,000
-Recognition as title sponsor of the event
-Recognition on event invitation including prime placement of logo
-Opportunity to display signage at the event
-Invitation to event
-Two official U.S. Ski Team swag bags
-Two official U.S. Ski Team sweaters
-A signed Cross Country Bib/Photo

Gold Partnering Sponsor
$1,500
-Recognition as partnering sponsor of the event
-Recognition on event invitation including logo
-Opportunity to display signage at the event
-Invitation to event
-Two U.S. Ski Team swag bags

Silver Supporting Sponsor
$1,000
-Recognition as supporting sponsor of the event
-Recognition on event invitation including logo
-Opportunity to display signage at the event
-Invitation to event
-One U.S. Ski Team swag bag

Individual Sponsors
Please consider supporting the Cross Country Team on their Olympic journey at one of the
donation levels below:

$100
$250
$500

Mark your calendars and help send the athletes off to Sochi! Click here for photos from the 2012 Park City Cocktail Reception with the U.S Cross Country Ski Team.

For information about the Park City Cross Country Team Reception and sponsorship opportunities, please contact LeAnne Zamzow at 435.647.2089 or lzamzow@ussa.org.

 

 

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Impact
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3. All proceeds support athletes in all disciplines of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, the only teams on the international circuit that receive no federal funding. More specifically, 100% of the monies raised will help fund year-round athlete training, competition, development and educational needs in the crucial years leading up to the next Olympic Winter Games.

The success of our athletes depends upon private donations and support from individuals like you. With the next Winter Olympics in 2014, now is a crucial time to raise awareness to ensure our athletes are fully prepared to represent our country in Sochi, Russia.

What will your donation support? 

What does a donation to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation support?  

Team
In 1996, Billy Demong, Todd Lodwick and Jonny Spillane made the commitment to live and train together as a team with the dream of one day winning a medal for the United States.  Their sacrifice, commitment, dedication and perseverance paid off in 2010 when they won the first ever medal for the United States in the Team Nordic Combined event. USSA coaches and staff work together to improve the overall conditioning and performance of the Team. The USSA's High Performance staff is on the cutting edge of sports science technology.  They have developed new aerodynamic equipment for Sochi, a machine for measuring the hemoglobin mass of athletes, which allows them to track the effectiveness of altitude training strategies and new ECG testing equipment that allows them to detect any heart conditions in elite athletes

Sacrifice
In the four years between Olympic Games, each athlete from the men's and women's alpine teams will spend on-average 880 days away from their homes and families and will visit more than 18 countries.
USSA coaches, trainers and staff work around the clock to ensure the athletes have the best training and care.  Hundreds of doctors donate two weeks or more away from their practice each year to travel with athletes and serve as the team doctor at events around the world.

Commitment
In order to defend her gold medal in women's moguls, Hannah Kearney will practice her tricks 4,000 times off the water ramp, spend over 748 hours conditioning and complete 62,000 plyometric jumps in the four years between Olympic Games. The USSA provides athletes with the coaches and infrastructure to ensure that the athletes have the training and conditioning they need to succeed in Sochi.

Perseverance
Winning a gold medal in women's half pipe in 2002, Kelly Clark was shut out of medal contention in 2006 by placing fourth in the halfpipe. She refocused and with the support of U.S. Snowboarding she came back to win Bronze at the 2010 Games – an accomplishment in which she takes great pride. At the USSA's state of the art training facility, the Center of Excellence, athletes have the opportunity to practice their skills, work with sport-specific trainers, and perfect their sport before training on-snow – reducing the chance for serious injury.  Since 2008, the USSA's High Performance staff has recorded a reduction in ACL injuries of 65 percent from 2008 and there has been a 100 percent increase in training at the Center of Excellence over the past three years from 8054 hours a year to 15,791 hours.

Dedication
Lindsey Vonn has been training to be an Olympic Champion since she was four years old.  In the years leading up to Sochi she will spend more than 11,000 hours training and will ski at least 7,820,000 vertical feet. Over the course of an athlete's career, the USSA can provide up to $2 million of support though travel, coaching staff, sports science and medicine, education and rehabilitation.

National Pride
The United States is the only country in the world that does not support athletes at the elite level with federal funding. You directly contribute to the success of the athletes. It takes a team behind the Team to win medals. With your support, the USSA will invest millions of dollars to ensure that the U.S. can defend its best in the world status in Olympic skiing and snowboarding and see the stars and stripes fly high in Sochi.