Foundation
 

San Francisco Snow Ball

Saturday October 18, 2014
Bimbo's 365 Club

Retro Ski Attire
Live music by Crossroads and DJ Dojah

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Event Chairs: Christine Aylward, Dave Morin, and Geoff Yang

Event Committee: Jeremy Bloom, Allison Bhusri, Nate Bosshard, J. Crandall, Jan D'Alessandro, Tod Francis, Porter Gale, Christine & Curtis Gardner, Kent Goldman, Maca Huneeus, Karen John, Dorka Keehn, Thomas Laffont, Liz Larned, Lars Leckie, Stephanie Mellin, Jonny Moseley, Jordan Ormont, Victoria and Phillip Raiser, Evan Reece, Mathias Schilling, Marc Stad, Josh Stein, Rob Webb, and Will Wick

Trustees, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation
J. Crandall
Ned Gilhuly
Fred Harman
Hank Holland
Doug Mackenzie
Dave Morin
Steven Read
Steve Strandberg
John Underwood
Thom Weisel
Geoff Yang

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Or, fill out an RSVP form here and send to:

Attn: Foundation
USSA
Box 100
Park City, UT 84060

For more information contact Jessica Miller at jmiller@ussa.org. 


 

Event Photos
For photos from the 2013 event click here.

Event Details

2014 San Francisco Snow Ball

An event to support the athletes of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowborading and U.S. Freeskiing.

Saturday October 18, 2014
Bimbo's 365 Club


Event Chairs: Christine Aylward, Dave Morin, and Geoff Yang 

Retro ski attire encouraged
Silent and Live Auction
Live music by Crossroads and DJ Dojah

Featured Olympians: Jessie Diggins, Tommy Ford, Travis Ganong, Charlotte Moats, Steven Nyman, Laurenne Ross, Brita Sigourney, Liz Stephen, David Wise and more!

Click here to RSVP!

 

Event Commitete and USSA Trustees

Event Chairs
Christine Aylward
Dave Morin
Geoff Yang 

Event Committee: Jeremy Bloom, Allison Bhusri, Nate Bosshard, J. Crandall, Jan D'Alessandro, Tod Francis, Porter Gale, Christine & Curtis Gardner, Kent Goldman, Maca Huneeus, Karen John, Dorka Keehn, Thomas Laffont, Liz Larned, Lars Leckie, Stephanie Mellin, Jonny Moseley, Jordan Ormont, Victoria and Phillip Raiser, Evan Reece, Mathias Schilling, Marc Stad, Josh Stein, Rob Webb, and Will Wick

Trustees, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation
J. Crandall
Ned Gilhuly
Fred Harman
Hank Holland
Doug Mackenzie
Dave Morin
Steven Read
Steve Strandberg
John Underwood
Thom Weisel
Geoff Yang

 

Impact

 

About the Cause

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3. Proceeds from the San Francisco Snow Ball will 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. 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.
 

No athlete becomes an Olympian on his or her own. It requires a network of dedicated coaches, teammates and supporters. The USSA has a proud tradition of being supported by funding from generous Americans. This extraordinary tradition is shared by few other countries in the world. Just like every second, every step, and every shot counts in the Olympics, so does every contribution to the Team.  With the next Olympics only months away, now is a crucial time to raise awareness to ensure the 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.

 

 

Photos

2013 San Francisco Snow Ball at the Old Mint, San Francisco, CA. Photo © Meg Haywood-Sullivan
Elite athletes enjoy the evening at The Old Mint in San Francisco.

2013 San Francisco Snow Ball at the Old Mint, San Francisco, CA. Photo © Meg Haywood-Sullivan
DJ Cocheze spins some beats to get the party started.

2013 San Francisco Snow Ball at the Old Mint, San Francisco, CA. Photo © Meg Haywood-Sullivan
Julia Mancuso and Tommy Ford loving the snow in San Francisco.

2013 San Francisco Snow Ball at the Old Mint, San Francisco, CA. Photo © Meg Haywood-Sullivan
San Francisco guest gets in on the exclusive silent auction while showing her USA pride.

2013 San Francisco Snow Ball at the Old Mint, San Francisco, CA. Photo © Meg Haywood-Sullivan
The Old Mint

2013 San Francisco Snow Ball at the Old Mint, San Francisco, CA. Photo © Meg Haywood-Sullivan
Flying Ace Allstars getting the crowd pumped up.

Photos ( c ) Meg Haywood