Shiffrin's Charitable Causes Featured in Reuters
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin was recently featured in Reuters, in an article entitled, "Alpine skiing: Faced with tragedy, Shiffrin chooses to give back" highlighting her involvement with Goggles for Docs, the ALL IN Challenge, Kindness in Crisis, and more this spring.
Upon returning from Europe as the FIS Ski World Cup Tour season was cut short in Europe, Mikaela wanted to find a way to give back as the entire world had come to a screeching halt—a halt she had experienced just one month earlier when her father Jeff tragically passed away.
Confronted with the tragedy, Shiffrin has channeled her energy into charitable causes.
This month she performed a song as part of “Goggles for Docs,” which provides ski goggles to health care workers.
She also recently joined the popular All-In Challenge charity auction.
The winning bidder will receive a raft of prizes including professional ski equipment plus VIP tickets and a ‘meet and greet’ with Shiffrin at the Women’s World Cup in Killington, Vermont, where she claimed four of her 66 World Cup race wins.
Shiffrin, who is by nature a private person, has also taken on a leadership role alongside tennis player Madison Keys with Kindness Wins, a foundation that advocates for the better treatment of others and stamping out of bullying.
“I really identify with the kids out there who have an introverted personality in an extroverted world and are not sure how to navigate that,” she said.
Shiffrin said giving back has helped her keep grounded and grateful.