St Louis Ski Fans Donate $350k To U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team... We See You.

St Louis Ski Fans Donate $350k To U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team... We See You.

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St Louis Ski Fans Donate $350k To U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team... We See You.

As the post-event write up states in the very first sentence, this humble blogger’s hometown “isn’t the first city that comes to mind when one thinks of skiing.”

Nestled within the Mississippi River Valley, St. Louis lies only a mere 400 feet or so above sea level. But apparently the Gateway City has a soft spot for shredding, because St. Louis and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin came together over the weekend to raise more than $350,000 for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams ahead of the World Championships.

Any native St. Louisan will tell you how nice it is to see a headline not pertaining to crime or more corporate flight from what was once a large and prosperous city.

Locals and I still consider myself one, know the Midwestern city for great food, an established and ever-expanding roster of microbreweries, and plentiful live music. But they’re also painfully aware of the city’s flagging reputation nationally. Some of us are painfully aware of how vertically challenged the terrain is, too.

So when the community comes together, kicks in for a good cause and earns congratulations from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams, it’s more of an occasion for pride than some realize.

So St. Louis, allow me to raise a 4 Hands City Wide in honor of your contribution to this great sport.

Find the entire release here: Shiffrin and Proffit Combine Forces to Raise over $350K

 

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