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Shiffrin and St. Louis Community Raise over $800k

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
October, 4 2022
Mikaela Shiffrin and Ron Kruszewski stand outside of the 6th Annual St. Louis Aprés Ski Party, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mikaela Shiffrin and Ron Kruszewski stand outside of the 6th Annual St. Louis Aprés Ski Party in St. Louis, Missouri. (Rob Westrich / Westrich Photography)

St. Louis, Missouri may not be your typical ski town but it is filled with a community that continues to cheer on and support our athletes, year after year. At the 6th Annual St. Louis Aprés Ski Party, Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin and 400 stead-fast St. Louis fans dressed in this year’s theme of denim and ice and raised $800,000 for U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

Ron Kruszewski, who serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Stifel Financial Corporation generously hosted the event at his home and stood with Mikaela at the doors of ‘Mikaela’s Saloon’ while greeting every supporter as they arrived.

As Mikaela shared on her personal Instagram profile, this fundraiser is very important to her and a tradition to kick off the season, “St. Louis, you have outdone yourselves. Some of the best sports fans in the world and I’m so happy to have connected with you all again before the season officially starts. On behalf of the entire U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team, we can’t thank you enough for your support. It’s because of all of you that we’re able to do what we love.”

Through generous donations from Stifel and attendees, silent auctions featuring U.S. Ski Team and Olympic gear, local art and more, all funds collected from the evening directly benefit the athletes of all U.S. Ski & Snowboard teams. To all in attendance, both in person and those who supported from afar, your generosity and support offer the 180 athletes of the national U.S. Ski & Snowboard team the encouragement and funds they need to compete on the world’s biggest stage this winter. We could not be more grateful for the support from the St. Louis community. When you see an American flag on the podium this winter, know you played a part in making it happen. Thank you for being part of the team behind the Team. 

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