Almost $2 Million Raised at Annual U.S. Ski & Snowboard Gold Medal Gala
Almost $2 million was raised at U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s 52nd annual New York Gold Medal Gala, the social highlight of snowsports in the USA. Thanks to the generous donations of everyone who took part in the glittering event in New York, and via the online auction which offered many incredible money-can’t-buy items, the athletes of U.S. Ski & Snowboard will directly benefit from the nearly $2 million raised, helping them achieve their shared vision of being Best In The World.
Joining the 650 guests at the star-studded event were U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes Lindsey Vonn (Vail, Colo.), Shaun White (Carlsbad, Calif.), Red Gerard (Silverthorne, Colo.), Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) and David Wise (Reno, Nev.), along with 19 of their fellow U.S. Ski & Snowboard stars.
“On behalf of all our athletes, staff and everyone involved with U.S. Ski & Snowboard I would like to offer my most sincere thanks and gratitude for the incredible generosity of everyone who supported our 52nd New York Gold Medal Gala,” said Tiger Shaw, President and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “Every year this storied event grows in stature and in funds raised to support our athletes, and that is thanks to the hard work of a dedicated team who work tirelessly to stage this incredible event. Our athletes have a very exciting season ahead, but we are already looking forward to the 53rd New York Gold Medal Gala next year!”
“The 2018 U.S. Ski & Snowboard New York Gold Medal Gala was our best year yet,” said Trisha Worthington, Chief Development Officer for U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “This was the 52nd year of our annual fundraising event in New York and, on behalf of all U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes, and the whole team, I want to say thank you to each and every person who contributed so much tonight to help raise the incredible sum of almost $2 million for our athletes. Having so many of our team at the event was incredible and their presence made the night truly special. For me, a particular highlight was seeing Jessie Diggins speak so passionately about Kikkan Randall, and about how the whole cross country team celebrated that historic gold medal in PyeongChang as a team achievement. That sums up what U.S. Ski & Snowboard is – a team in the truest sense of the word. Now we look ahead to what promises to be an amazing winter season, and we are already looking forward to the 53rd New York Gold Medal Gala!”