2017 World Alpine Ski Championships

$7,390 of $15k goal

Raised by 87 people in 1 month
Kelsie Carlette  CHESHIRE, CT
Hi everyone, my name is Kelsie Carlette and I am from Cheshire, CT.  I am a senior at the University of Connecticut and Captain of our Women's Ski Team.  In 2016 our team qualified for Nationals held in Lake Placid, NY where I competed with my team as well as individually on the same course the Olympics were held in 1932 and 1980.  What a thrill that was!!  As an individual I finished in the top 15 competing against many of the top collegiate skiers in the country.

Having a mother who was born and raised in Ireland until the age of 18 allows me dual citizenship which has given me an opportunity to pursue my Olympic dream with Team Ireland. Late last night, that dream came one step closer as I received an email from the Irish Snow Sports Organization that I had been selected (1 of 2 female racers) from a large pool of candidates to compete next month representing Ireland at the 2017 World Alpine Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.  Results from this race will be the primary selection indicator for the Irish Olympic Team for South Korea in 2018.  Unfortunately, much like the Jamaican Bobsled Team experienced, skiing is not one of Ireland’s most popular sports, and thus, this race is not one of their most funded activities.  Therefore, I am reaching out to you today for support. The funds from this campaign will be used to cover the short fall for travel, lodging and living expenses for 3 weeks in St. Moritz, as well as some very pricey gear to compete with the best in the world.  Estimated cost will be $15,000.  As you can see by the dates of the competition, this is all happening very quickly and I need to raise funds immediately to make this Olympic Irish-American dream come true. I will be updating my Facebook daily while in Switzerland so you can follow my journey.

Thank you all for your consideration and please share this with your friends and family!!!

Love, Kelsie
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$7,390 of $15k goal

Raised by 87 people in 1 month
Created January 7, 2017
Nick & Nicole Fidanza
13 days ago

good luck, Kelsie! we're rooting for you!! :)

Andie Mackey
15 days ago

Kelsie-Ted, Nate & I wish you the Best on this wonderful opportunity⛷

Jeremy Bergantino
18 days ago

Goodluck Kels! From the Bergantino's (Bruce, Colleen, Amanda and Jeremy)

Connor Andersen
18 days ago

Good luck Kels!

Michael White
19 days ago

Good Luck Kelsie form the White family

Robbin Passaro
19 days ago
Kara Hanley
19 days ago

So proud of you Kels!!! Xoxo

19 days ago
Lori Dilungo
19 days ago
Stephen & Karen Pryor
20 days ago

Good luck Kelsie! What a fantastic opportunity.

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