Photos: U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation supporters, guests celebrate Team USA in Aspen
by U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation
From March 11-12, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation hosted several donors and their guests for a weekend-long celebration in Aspen, Colorado. Guests had the opportunity to ski Aspen Mountain with U.S. Olympians Daron Rahlves (alpine skiing, 1998, '02, '06, ski cross, 2010) and Shannon Bahrke (freestyle skiing, 2002, '06, '10), and U.S. Paralympian Stephen Lawler (alpine skiing, 2014). The weekend included receptions at The Little Nell and Casa Tua, as well as ski-in, ski-out lunch at the Aspen Mountain Club hosted by USOPF Board Member Jim Keller. Many thanks are in order to the host committee - Jim Keller, Kathy Kendrick, Corinne Nevinny, Greg Penner and Geoff Yang - for making such a fantastic weekend possible!
Kicking off the weekend with an opening reception and athlete panel at The Little Nell...
Nelson Lamb tries on U.S. Olympic moguls skier Shannon Bahrke's silver medal from the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games!
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic skiers Daron Rahlves, Stephen Lawler and Shannon Bahrke are introduced by USOPF Vice President Blanton Jones for an athlete Q&A session.
USOPF Board Member and host committee member Geoff Yang welcomes guests to Aspen and talks about his reasons for supporting Team USA.
First tracks the following morning at Aspen Mountain - a bluebird day!
From left: Michael Lofino, Jr., U.S. Olympic freestyle skier Shannon Bahrke and Roslyn Zankich, ready for a day of skiing at Aspen Mountain.
U.S. Olympic alpine and ski cross racer Daron Rahlves with Annie Shafran at the top of the gondola.
From left: Conrad Nevinny, Corinne Nevinny and Daron Rahlves enjoying a bluebird day.
From left: U.S. Olympian Shannon Bahrke, Conrad Nevinny, Corinne Nevinny, U.S. Paralympian Stephen Lawler and U.S. Olympian Daron Rahlves.
Stephen Lawler and Shannon Bahrke goofing off at the top of Aspen Mountain!
Matt Waldman and daughter Margaret smile for a chairlift photo op.
Warming up over lunch at the Aspen Mountain Club...
From left: Daron Rahlves, Karyn Lamb, her son Nelson, Shannon Bahrke and Stephen Lawler at the Aspen Mountain Club.
A quick lunch break and photos with four-time U.S. Olympian Daron Rahlves!
Event host committee and athletes. Clockwise from left: Daron Rahlves, Corinne Nevinny, Jim Keller, Kathy Kendrick, Shannon Bahrke, Stephen Lawler and Geoff Yang.
A little friendly racing on the NASTAR course...
U.S. Paralympian and 2013 downhill silver medalist Stephen Lawler ahead of the field!
Mike Carter (left) and Matt Waldman (right) go head-to-head on the NASTAR course.
Two Olympic medals can't compare to a platinum medal on the NASTAR course! Shannon Bahrke (left) celebrates her accomplishment with Aspen Ski Pro Joan Valentine.
Topping off the day with a hard-earned apres ski reception at Casa Tua!
From left: Daron Rahlves introduces 2016 downhill junior world champion Erik Arvidsson and three-time Youth Olympic gold medalist River Radamus, who joined the group for the apres ski reception.
Erik Arvidsson talks about winning downhill gold at the 2016 Junior World Championships with the support of the USOC, while three-time Youth Olympic champion River Radamus looks on.
Margaret Waldman and U.S. Paralympian Stephen Lawler celebrate after a fun day on the slopes!