2014 Park City Community USSA Reception

Hosted by Mike Engel
Saturday September 13, 2014

Donations may be sent to LeAnne Z. Brandenburg at or mailed along with a check to:  

Attn: Foundation
Box 100
Park City, UT 84060

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is a world class sports organization that provides opportunities for athletes in the most exciting Olympic action sports. Developed to prepare U.S. athletes for national and international competition, the USSA provides structure for competitive skiing and snowboarding. From grassroots programs to governance of sport, management of rules, competitions and athletic rankings, the USSA oversees athletic pipelines for development in the sports. With a vision to make the USA the best in the world in Olympic skiing and snowboarding, the USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream while maintaining a strong adherence to core values.

2014 Olympic Highlights

  • Seventeen athletes won Olympic medals, matching record set in Vancouver.
  • Eight athletes won gold, the most ever (previous best six in Vancouver).
  • U.S. athletes won six of 12 medals, including three of four gold, in the new freeskiing events of halfpipe and slopestyle skiing, highlighted by a sweep of the men’s slopestyle medals and sweep of the men’s and women’s halfpipe skiing gold.
  • U.S. athletes swept men’s and women’s gold in new event of slopestyle snowboarding.
  • The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association played a vital role in the lobbying efforts to bring the new youthful action sports to the Games. The events were acknowledged by the International Olympic Committee for their relevance to youth and the actual activities taking place in terrain parks and halfpipes at ski resorts worldwide.
  • Bode Miller won his sixth Olympic 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.


Join us aloing with Shannon Barhke (Alumni), Ashley Battersby (Freeskiing), Fuzz Fedderson (Alumni), Holly Flanders (Alumni), Bryan Fletcher (Nordic Combined), Taylor Fletcher (Nordic Combined), Faye Guilini (Snowboardcross), Noah Hoffman (XC), Chandler Hunt (Snowboard), Liz Stephen (XC), Emilia Wint (Freeski) and many more athletes!

Sponsorship Levels

Olympic Title Sponsor

  • 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
  • A signed Cross Country Bib/Photo


Gold Partnering Sponsor

  • 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

  • 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:


For information on Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities and about the 2014 Park City Community USSA Reception, or to reserve your tickets today, please contact LeAnne Z. Brandenburg at 435.647.2089 or


About the Foundation

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team 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 Team Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.





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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 2018, now is a crucial time to raise awareness to ensure our athletes are fully prepared to represent our country in PyeongChang, Korea.

What will your donation support? 

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.




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