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Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team Fundraiser Exceeds Goal

By Sierra Ryder
July, 19 2023
Alpine Fundraiser
Alpine Fundraiser Exceeds Goal

The Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team’s recent fundraiser in Vail, Colo. raised upwards of $229,000 for alpine team programming. The event was hosted by long time trustees Karen and John Arnold.

The night was filled with enlightening conversations, cocktails and warm summer weather bringing in some of the team’s top athletes including Tommy Ford, Bridger Gile, Katie Hensien, Breezy Johnson, Paula Moltzan, Kyle Negomir, and  Nina O’Brien. 

“Going to school in Vail and training on gold peak every day I got a lot of support from the people of Vail,” said Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete Bridger Gile. “The people of Vail love ski racing and love to help kids achieve their dreams in the sport of skiing, to see the support that the Vail Valley has for ski racing makes it all worth it.”

Thanks to the Arnold’s matching gifts, the event exceeded its original goal of $150,000. The list of donors included trustees of the team, local ski fans, parents of athletes and alumni. A great representation of the strong alpine community. 

These gifts further develop the team’s mission of developing our talented athletes in their pursuit of excellence in skiing, and to compete at the highest level and represent our country on the international stage. The support helps provide the necessary resources, training opportunities and coaching to allow our athletes to reach their full potential on and off the mountain.