U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation News

Team USA athletes share what your support means to them on Giving Tuesday

by U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation

When ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson first began skiing at age 2, she didn’t know that one day she’d make history as the first woman to perform a jump at the Olympic Winter Games.

But in 2014, she did just that, coming back from a serious knee injury in time to compete in the inaugural women’s ski jumping event in Sochi. Even though she didn’t reach the podium, she cemented her place in the sport’s history and proudly represented her country on the world stage.
American athletes like Hendrickson don’t achieve their dreams alone: They’re backed by a committed family of donors and fans who ensure Team USA’s continued success and potential to inspire generations to come.
This Giving Tuesday, you can join this family – the “Team Behind the Team” – by giving to the Team USA Fund. Your support helps athletes like Hendrickson achieve unforgettable moments of triumph – and picks them up during their toughest trials.
“On Giving Tuesday, it’s really important to think about the athletes that represent the United States of America in the Olympic [Games], because for me, I’m really passionate about sports and I feel like it brings communities, nations and people of the world together,” Hendrickson says. “I think that’s really important, now more than ever.”
Today, on Giving Tuesday, make a donation to the Team USA Fund and your gift will be MATCHED up to $20,000. Click here to give now, or email foundation@usoc.org to learn about other ways to get involved with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation.