Published DateCAMPTON — "I want a double back flip for Italy," says Dan Rosen, a Campton resident referring to his participation in the 2013 World University Games to be held this December in Trentino, Italy.
He is one of eighteen collegiate athletes, ten men and eight women, who make up the Men's and Women's Snowboard Teams representing the United States at this prestigious international competition. These riders are full-time college students and exceptional snowboarders, each holding individual and team titles across several snowboarding disciplines, including halfpipe, slopestyle, giant slalom, and snowboardcross.
Dan graduated in 2010 from Plymouth Regional High School and Waterville Valley Academy (a school for student athletes that focuses on academics and snowsports training/competition). He is currently a Sophomore at Westminster College in Salt Lake
City, Utah and a member of the Westminster College Men's Snowboard Team.
Sara Beaudry, Team Manager of the World University Games U.S. Snowboard Team, says "These are dedicated athletes and serious college students who will make us proud. The one thing remaining in our quest for world recognition and world medals is the money we need to raise to get us all there. If we can't raise enough money as a group, each person who wants to go will have to pay the individual balance out of his or her pocket."
The team and its supporters are actively fund-raising. In addition to accepting individual donations, they plan to hold online raffles and online retail fund-raisers. The team is also seeking official corporate sponsors.
Anyone interested in making donations and/or corporate sponsorships can do so via the Paypal donation link on the Facebook page, by contacting Ms. Beaudry at WUGUSSnowboard@gmail .com, by calling (801) 832-2389, or by mailing a check to WUG US Snowboard Team, c/o Sara Beaudry, 3070 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84106.