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Thanks from USA Luge

September 17, 2011
Lake Placid News
To the editor:

On Aug. 20, USA Luge and WSLP 93.3 FM teamed up to present the second USA Luge Open Start Championships, presented by Lake Placid Craft Brewing. This event was created to provide an opportunity for locals and visitors to experience luge and to learn more about the sport at the USA Luge headquarters in Lake Placid.

With the support of sponsors and participants who made this event possible, USA Luge was able to raise $3,000 for our athletes and programs. We gave away great prizes, which included airline tickets, hotel rooms, ski passes, luggage and USA Luge merchandise.

The Open Start Championships were a great success; we had over 60 participants compete, including 2010 Olympic Bobsled Gold Medalist Steve Holcomb, who posted the fastest time of the competition. With his win Steve, earned a chance to compete in the USA Luge National Start Championships. He will race against members of the USA Luge National and Junior National Teams.

The public is invited to check out this fun, free event taking place at 57 Church St. in Lake Placid on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m.

On behalf of the USA Luge and WSLP 93.3 FM, we would like to thank our sponsors and supporters, who assisted us in raising funds during a fun and successful event. It is a great feeling to have the support of local businesses and individuals as our team represents the United States and the Tri-Lakes region in World Cup, World Championship and Olympic competition.

Our sincere thanks to the following: Adirondack Beading, Courtyard by Marriott in Lake Placid, Dr. Balestrini,, Hannaford in Lake Placid, High Peaks Resort, Hoffman Auto, Lake Placid Craft Brewing, Lamb Lumber, McDonalds of Lake Placid, the Olympic Training Center, ORDA, Pan Dolce restaurant, Price Chopper in Lake Placid, Saranac Soft Drinks, State Farm Insurance in Lake Placid and The UPS Store.

Finally, we would like to thank the athletes who also volunteered their time to make the events special.

See you all on Oct. 7th!


Gordy Sheer

and Dmitry Feld

USA Luge

Lake Placid


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