"Funding is vital to our success as a team because funding equates to freedom. As freeskiers we value freedom of expression, style, and creativity immensely. It serves us well to be able to train when we want, where we want, and how we want. Additional funding will almost certainly translate to more success for our team out on the circuit!"
"Funding is important to me as a U.S. Freeski Team member because, without the help of our donors, we can't get proper access to the resources we need to train, compete, and perform at the highest level. I can tell you first hand that U.S. Freeski athletes work harder than most and take advantage of every single opportunity we are given. Between the level of talent on the team and the generous donations we receive, the sky is truly the limit. I am proud to be a member of the U.S. Freeski Team and everything we represent. Although you may not or may not hit the terrain park this season, we welcome you to join our amazing one of a kind community and share our passion to be the best."
"Funding is so important as a U.S. Freeski Team member because it allows us to continue our passion and push ourselves to become better athletes. Without funding it would be impossible for us to travel to all of the competitions and training camps that we need to attend for us to be at the top of the game. Donors will always be a critical part of our success."
"To me, funding is incredibly important because it enables me to give all of my attention to my ski career, without having to work another job to cover travel expenses, training fees and other necessary support that we receive from the U.S. Team, such as physical therapy, strength training, ski tuning, and mental coaching. The support we receive from our donors goes directly to these assets in our program which we rely on to perform at the best of our ability. Without this support, it makes it extremely difficult for us to succeed in competition against other nations who are government funded and provided these basic resources that we sometimes struggle to afford. I'm so grateful for the funding we receive from individuals who care about our success because it allows me to pursue my dreams of competing at the Olympics and representing the U.S. as well as I possibly can."
“Fundraising is incredibly important to my teammates and me. It helps to create opportunities for progression at training camps, success at contests and allows us to push the sport in the right direction. Without the support of donors the U.S. Snowboard Team, would not be as strong or progress at the rate we do today.”
“Donations and funding are so important to U.S. Snowboard Team athletes. To compete at the highest Global level it takes a ton of work, staff, coaching and travel. Funding is critical to allow myself and teammates to be prepared and find ourselves to on top of podiums year in and year out. Our goal is to be the strongest team in the world and without the support of the donors, we would not be able to achieve this”
“Being a professional athlete is a full-time job. Many of us train 5-10hrs a day and spend countless hours traveling from location to location trying to stay healthy and rested so we can perform at our peak. Funding is the cushion that allows us to dedicate this time to our sport as well as provides the competitive we need to compete with other countries around the world. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have the financial freedom to fully dedicate ourselves to becoming the best in the world. Funding is the very component that can make or break an athlete. The difference of only a couple of hours of quality training could be the difference between success and failure.”
“Funding is crucial to all athletes on US Ski and Snowboard Teams because we are the only nation to not get government funding. Being the best in the world takes a village and the support from our donors is the backbone to all of the success we have had in the past and leading into the future. Being a 2 time Olympian, I have been able to focus all my energy on my sport and the events I have taken part in and not stress on the financial aspects. The support I have received over the years has provided me with the proper resources to be the best in the world and I hope that up and coming athletes can also have that success. The funding from our donors does not go unrecognized and I am so grateful for the continuous support leading into hopefully my third Olympic Games.”
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.