Help USA Skaters Reach Olympics
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
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.
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)