Help USA Skaters Reach Olympics

$34,001 of $48,000 goal

Raised by 147 people in 34 months
Most of us will never know what it feels like to compete for Team USA at the Winter Olympics...  but we can know how it feels to help some deserving young Americans get their chance.
 
Think how great it would feel to help an extremely talented American ice dance team, from a family of modest means, rise to the top of this beautiful but incredibly competitive and expensive sport.  Now's your chance!


Rachel & Michael Parsons are the 2017 U.S. and World Junior Champions in Ice Dance.  Last year, they moved up to the Senior Ranks and finished 5th in the US. It was a great Senior debut and they were named alternates to the 2018 U.S. Olympic team. Now their challenge is to continue rising through the Senior ranks to earn a spot at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. They have the skills, the drive, and the opportunity to make it, but they need your help.

The training costs to compete at this level are daunting - over $70,000 a year for ice time, coaching fees, off-ice training, skates, constumes, travel, and more - and since "Team Parsons" is a brother-sister team, there's no "other" family to split these costs with, like most teams have. So it all falls on us and those wonderful friends who help carry the load. 

We work day and night to keep them on the ice so they can compete at this level, and we'll keep doing so as long as it takes, but we need some help. It truly does "take a village." Over the last few seasons, we've raised over $30,000 from our sponsors and friends. This year, we need to raise another $15,000 to help them ramp up their training to compete against the world's best and keep them on the ice.

Take a moment now to watch their Gold-medal-winning Free Dance, and see if you think these amazing young skaters have what it takes to earn the honor of representing this great country on the Olympic stage. They can't get there without your support.

2016-17 Free Dance:

Rachel & Michael are working harder than ever, and they keep raising their game every season, with better programs and a dedication that is inspiring to everyone who sees them, but they need your help. YOU can make the difference by giving them the financial support they need to continue their training all the way to the Olympic stage.

We would be so grateful for any support you could provide and are happy to list our sponsors on Rachel & Michael's official website (if you wish).  To learn more about Rachel & Michael, or make a tax-dedictible donation (by check), visit:   www.TeamParsons.us

Thank you!

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Rachel & Michael are about to launch their 2018-2019 skating season as one of the top Senior Ice Dance teams representing Team USA. Their season starts next week, at the Lake Placid International. Then, they'll travel with Team USA to Germany, Japan and France (and possibly more), taking on the world's best as they prepare for the US National Championships in January, in Detroit. We hope you'll join us in wishing good luck to our skaters!

This is also the time they need your support the most. We hope you will consider a sponsorship contribution today to help launch this new season and defray some of the ever-increasing costs of their training. Please make a generous contribution to help Rachel & Michael get off to a great start to their new season, and, as always, stay tuned for more updates on their progress.

Thank you!
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Rachel & Michael skate this week in Taipei in their first ever appearance at the Four Continents Championships. They skate tonight and tomorrow night. The Short Dance starts at 9:00pm (ET) and is on NBC's Olympics Channel. The Free Dance is tomorrow, Wednesday, night starting at 10:50 (ET). Wish them luck in this final competition of the season, and please continue to support our skaters!! Thanks.
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Rachel & Michael skated their best Short Dance of the year yesterday at the US National Championships and are sitting in 5th place heading into today's Free Dance. This is their first year competing at the Senior Level at nationals, where they are sharing the ice with all the top US teams - three of which will be chosen today to compete in next month's Olympics.

The competition will be televised live on NBC television, starting around 3:00pm (ET) today, so tune in later and cheer them on! And please continue to support TeamParsons with your generous donations.

Their success so far this season, in this important transitional year to the Senior ranks, is only possible with the help of our friends and generous supporters like you. We can't thank you enough.

Go Michael & Rachel! (watch their seasons-best short dance video from yesterday below -- and tune in at 3:00pm today to watch them live on national TV)
Rachel & Michael Parsons Short Dance
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Rachel and Michael are in Lake Placid, New York, this weekend for Skate America. Watch them live on the Olympic Channel and check your local listings for NBC television coverage of the event as well. The Short Dance is Saturday at 7:30pm, the Free Dance is Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm. Good luck to our skaters, and please help them continue their journey by supporting this page. Thank you and happy Thanksgiving to all!!
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Raised by 147 people in 34 months
Created October 15, 2015
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Samuel Statland
1 month ago
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I'm proud to support two wonderful young representatives of our Country in their endevors

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Gerald R Cichy
1 month ago
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Much Success!!

BH
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Bruce Healey
1 month ago
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"Into the field , once again my friends!" Good Luck.

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Barbara Brocker
7 months ago
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Good luck— I’ve enjoyed watching all your skating videos — you can win gold, I’m sure!!

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