2017 World Alpine Ski Championships

$5,340 of $15k goal

Raised by 64 people in 13 days
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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$5,340 of $15k goal

Raised by 64 people in 13 days
Created January 7, 2017
Tom, Maryann and Kathleen Castrilli
3 hours ago

Our best and good luck!

Mike and Ellen Donnarumma
5 hours ago

Go Kelsie Go!

Tim Lefebvre
8 hours ago

It's an honor to support your dream.

Lisa & Paul Fitzpatrick
11 hours ago
Jeff and Val Strange
1 day ago

Wishing you all the best! So proud of you! Rip it!

Taylor Strange
1 day ago

So happy for you, Kels!

John Caldwell
1 day ago

Good luck!!

Anna Flores-Simeonidis
1 day ago

Congratulations to you and your awesome Mom! Good luck!

Erin Guarino
2 days ago

From one Irish lass to another - good luck Kelsie!! Say hi to your mom for me! xoxo Erin, CAS

Jay Dougherty
2 days ago

Proud to see that a former member of our race program is competing at the highest levels of ski racing! Best of luck Kelsie!

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