USA Luge Director of Marketing and Sponsorships Gordy Sheer, left, helps a camper at the start of the Mount Van Hoevenberg sliding track during a luge fantasy camp in April 2018. (News photo — Andy Flynn)

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Gordy Sheer, director of marketing and sponsorships at USA Luge, about the upcoming Running of the Balls fundraiser.

More than 1,000 lacrosse balls will be sent down the mile-long luge track at Mount Van Hoevenberg to raise money so the organization can recruit, train and support world-class luge athletes with the ultimate goal of winning medals for the U.S. at the Winter Olympics. The videotaped event can be seen on the USA Luge website, https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Luge, on Feb. 20. That last day to sponsor lacrosse balls is Feb. 16.

Listen to a portion of this interview on the “We are Lake Placid” podcast from the Lake Placid News by visiting Apple Podcasts at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/we-are-lake-placid/id1388667446?mt=2.

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Read the original story at https://www.lakeplacidnews.com/news/local-news/2021/02/04/luge-lacrosse-winter-olympic-hopefuls/.

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