USA Luge Needs Your Help!

USA Luge is seeking to raise desperately needed funds to help its athletes prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia
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USA Luge Needs Your Help!

Did you know that the United States is the only country in the world that doesn't provide direct funding to its Olympic teams and athletes?

That's why as our team prepares to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia we are in need of critical financial support to help them achieve their Olympic dreams.

 Athletes like Erin Hamlin, the 2009 World Champion, trying to secure a spot on her third Olympic team.  Hamlin is also a five-time National Champion who hails from Remsen, NY.

 

 And Julia Clukey, who's overcome tremendous obstacles and is vying to compete in her second Winter Olympic Games. Julia hails from August, ME where she runs the Julia Clukey Camp for Girls every summer.

 

Olympian Chris Mazdzer

And Chris Mazdzer, who's on the cusp of making it to his second Olympics.

These are just 3 of the young men and women of USA Luge who need your help.

Given the challenging corporate sponsorship landscape, the time for an injection of new funding is now and the need is very real.

We've set a goal of $50,000 to help us provide much needed support to our team members.  If we are fortunate enough to reach our goal, any additional money raised will go to things like improved training programs, new equipment or cutting edge technology.

Unlike other sports, where athletes are developed in youth organizations or local clubs, USA Luge has to identify athletes at a young age through a national recruitment process.

Finding the next generation of Olympic athletes, training and developing them and preparing them for international competition is a very long, laborious and most of all, costly process.

With your help, we can help our athletes reach goals they have strived for, sacrificed for and are now so close to achieving.

Without your help, it's much less likely that our athletes will reach the medal stand.

Your support of USA Luge will directly impact the young men and women of the USA Luge National Team achieve their goals and hopefully, bring home the Gold from Sochi!

In a sport that's timed to the thousandth of a second, our athletes are looking for any edge they can gain against their rivals from some of the world's sliding powerhouses.

Whether it's improved equipment, enhanced training opportunities or something as simple as adequate money to live on, USA Luge is seeking to raise the funds necessary to help them maximize their chances for success in Sochi and beyond.

 

What We Need & What You Get

We are seeking to raise $50,000 to fund our ongoing operations as we prepare for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.  Your donations will help in a number of critical areas:

  • Training
  • New and better equipment
  • Travel to World Cup and other international competitions
  • Maintain a world class coaching staff

And to show our thanks, you can receive some great perks, like:

  • Official team apparel
  • Tickets to a World Cup event in Park City, UT
  • VIP experiences at the 2014 Sochi Games
  • Become an honorary captain of the USA Luge team

We know we’ve set a lofty goal, but we also know that every dollar helps.  When you donate to USA Luge, you are helping young men and women achieve their dreams, while helping the United States reach the medal podium in February, 2014!

The Impact

The United States is the only country that doesn't provide direct government funding for its Olympic athletes.  So, teams like USA Luge rely on support from individuals and companies to allow them to compete on the world stage.

Your contribution, no matter how large or how small, makes a difference.  By donating to USA Luge, you can take pride in the knowledge that you are playing a direct and meaningful part in the Olympic team's success.

Make a donation today!

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you can't donate, you can still contribute.

Help spread the word by telling your family and friends.

Thanks, and go USA!

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This campaign ended on October 7, 2013
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  • $25USD
    Personalized Thank You

    When you make a donation of $25, you'll receive an e-mail from a member of the USA Luge National Team, personally thanking you for your contribution.

    11 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $50USD
    USA Luge Fan

    Show your pride by wearing a great USA Luge T-shirt.

    31 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $100USD
    USA Luge Supporter

    You'll be a great team supporter with your official USA Luge polo shirt.

    30 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $250USD
    Luge Champion

    Donate $500 and you'll receive a USA Luge polo shirt and official cap.

    3 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $1,000USD
    USA Luge Super Fan Combo pack

    You'll be showing your colors in style with the official USA Luge team jacket and T-shirt. You'll also receive an official USA Luge cap, autographed by one of the National Team athletes.

    5 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Luge Fantasy Camp

    Experience the life of a luge athlete during a weekend experience in the Olympic Village in Lake Placid, NY. Participants will stay at the Olympic Training Center, train at USA Luge facilities and slide down a real luge track after getting training from National Team members and coaches. (Note: Travel is not included)

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $10,000USD
    World Cup Experience

    What better way to show your support for USA Luge than by rooting on the National Team when they compete at the World Cup event in Park City, UT. As part of this perk, you'll receive: • Four (4) VIP tickets to WC event in Park City (doesn’t include travel) with accommodations ffor three nights and three days • T-shirt • Winter jacket • Golf shirt • Cap

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $35,000USD
    Honorary Team Captain

    As Honorary Captain you'll receive: • R/T flights for 2 from USA to Moscow & Sochi • Moscow – 3 night / 3 day stay for two at a 4-star hotel • 3 meals per day • Guided tour of Moscow • 4 night stay for two at a condominium in the Sochi area • USA Luge Opening Ceremony party • 2 tickets for luge events • 2 tickets for another Olympic event • Reception with USA Luge Olympic Team • Reception at USA Olympic House • 2 VIP Gift bags • Four (4) VIP tickets to WC event in Park City

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $60,000USD
    Team Captain Deluxe

    In addition to all the benefits of an Honorary Team Captain, you'll also receive two (2) VIP tickets to WC event in Park City (travel or accommodations not included). You'll also receive a Luge Fantasy Camp experience for two (2) in Lake Placid, NY (travel not included).

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100,000USD
    Ultimate Luge Fan

    The Ultimate Luge Fan receive the "Team Captain Deluxe" package and you'll have the truly unique opportunity to have your family name or corporate logo on the Men's and Women's National Team uniform for the entire 2013-14 World Cup season!

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    Estimated delivery: October 2013
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