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Thanks for Olympic opportunities

April 30, 2010
Lake Placid News

To the editor and Lake Placid:

    It had to be a proud moment for you to welcome Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht to the stage during the recent Visa U.S. Alpine Championships. Your community, and especially ORDA, should be very proud, both of producing such a great showcase event and in playing such a vital role in making dreams become reality for New York state athletes like Andrew.

    Lake Placid remains such an amazing community for its impact on young athletes. The recent medal-winning performances of athletes like Andrew, as well as Billy Demong, are a credit to the spirit of Olympism in the Adirondack region.

    It takes an entire community to produce an event like the U.S. Championships. This event in the heart of the Adirondacks was an amazing showcase of veterans and stars of the future from around the nation.

    On behalf of our USSA athletes from coast-to-coast, thanks, for all you do to provide opportunities for young people and to showcase our sports on your Olympic venues.

Bill Marolt

President and CEO

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association



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