Record $2 Million Raised at the 56th Annual New York Gold Medal Gala
U.S. Ski & Snowboard returned to New York City on October 27, 2022 for the 56th time for the organization’s largest annual fundraising event: the Gold Medal Gala. Benefitting the athletes of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the New York Gold Medal Gala welcomes passionate supporters and fans for a night of inspiration and fun that raised over $2 million—the most money raised at a Gold Medal Gala in history.
This year’s theme focused on “the edge” and how U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes are always pushing themselves to the limit to achieve greatness. Fittingly, an athlete who always pushed the limits whenever he competed was also celebrated, Shaun White was honored at the event. The five-time Olympian and three-time Olympic gold medalist was awarded the Golden Goat statue from fellow GOAT and Olympic champion teammate Lindsey Vonn. The award recognizes his legacy in snowboarding and how he transcended the sport. White accepted the award in front of his family, teammates, supporters and friends and was surprised with a video where legends like Kelly Slater, David Beckham, Chloe Kim and several others congratulated him on his career and well-deserved retirement.
This year, 500 passionate supporters of the team, as well as 32 past and present athletes from all sports, came together to raise over $2 million for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team. This amount surpasses any amount ever raised in previous years, and every single dollar raised goes on to support the athletes as they continue their quest of becoming the best in the world.
“We are immensely grateful to everyone who attended the event, both in person and virtually,” says Sophie Goldschmidt, President and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “To be in the same room with some of the best athletes in the world is a privilege and what better way to end the gala than knowing we raised an incredible amount of money to help them achieve their dreams. Thank you to everyone who donated and who continuously supports these incredible athletes year after year.”