The Jeff Shiffrin Athlete Resiliency Fund has exceeded its $3M goal, raising more than $3,075,000 to support all athletes and teams during these uncertain and unprecedented times. Donations flooded in from around the world, including 19 different countries, and 39 states—with Colorado and New York amassing the most donations. From Latvia to Great Britain and even Luxembourg, U.S. Ski & Snowboard fans from around the world donated and shared their words of encouragement with Shiffrin and her teammates. Thank you to all that gave to this campaign and continue to give to our athletes.
To maximize the impact of their giving and generosity, donors of U.S. Ski & Snowboard have issued a $1.5 million matching gift challenge to all U.S. Ski & Snowboard supporters and the general public. When fully funded, the $3 million Jeff Shiffrin Athlete Resiliency Fund will help U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes maintain their competitive edge throughout a prolonged period of uncertainty. We will be able to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of all our 185 athletes across all our sports disciplines in an effort to help fuel their Olympic dreams and keep the flame alive en route to Beijing 2022.
To mail in a check please send it to: U.S. Ski & Snowboard attn: Foundation Department, Craig Booth 1 Victory Lane, Park City, UT 84060
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation is the non-profit fundraising arm of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. 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 & Snowboard Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
On February 2, 2020, two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin's world stopped turning when her dear father, Jeff Shiffrin, unexpectedly and tragically passed away. Shortly thereafter, the entire world came to a halt when COVID-19 swept the globe.
With challenges, come opportunities.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis and setbacks it has created for our sports, a group of generous donors (six families) have stepped up and offered to match, dollar for dollar, every single contribution raised up to $1.5 million to enable athletes across all sports to continue to keep the ship sailing smoothly, allowing camps to run as planned, so athletes can maintain their competitive edge throughout a prolonged period of uncertainty.
In creating the "Jeff Shiffrin Athlete Resiliency Fund," the Shiffrin family, coupled with these generous donors, wanted to both honor Jeff Shiffrin's legacy, as well as contribute to the ongoing pursuit of excellence for all athletes across all sports. Better days are still ahead of us, and the thrill and challenge of our athletes' Olympic dreams are worth fighting for.
Join us in helping to fuel these dreams, and keep the flame alive as we head into Beijing 2022.