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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Shoot for the Stars.... a.k.a the 2014 Olympics in Sochi!



My whole life I wanted to pursue a career in snowboarding. With the induction of slopestyle to the 2014 Winter Olympics my dream is quickly turning into a reality. Through hard work, dedication, training, time management, and people like you helping me along the way, I can achieve this goal of becoming the woman in the snowboard industry that I have always dreamed of being.
Growing up in Montana, I had time to focus on the simpler things in life. Taking ballet and playing soccer through my youth taught me dedication, which gave me the tools to pursue a career in snowboarding. I am now in a position in my life where it is so close that I can literally taste it, every little bit helps, and with financial support from my peers, friends, sponsors and family members I can achieve success.

With the new addition of Slopestyle to the 2014 Sochi Olympics I have found new focus in my snowboarding. I now have a clear goal to work towards. This past season I took the initiative to start the qualification process  FOR THE OLYMPICS through participating in contests like the Revolution Tour, as well as the Grand Prix and other FIS sanctioned events to acquire the proper points to be considered for the team. Through hard work, dedication, and help from everyone in my life, I was able to position myself properly to be in the running for the US SLOPESTYLE team! Upon receiving an invitation to train with the US Team in Mammoth, May 14-21st of 2012, I realize I am on the right path. I have taken the right steps and will continue to do so to obtain my goal. 


The first official contest to obtain points is this August in Cardrona, New Zealand. Physically, I know I am capable, I just need to get to New Zealand to show them what I've got. With support from people like you, I can succeed in my Olympic race, and bring home a medal for our nation. 
My goal is to raise $15,000 to get to Cardrona as my first step in my Olympic quest. If you would like to help me take the first step to start the Olympic qualification process please, it would mean the world to me.

Please visit:
http://www.indiegogo.com/erikavikandersochiolympics?a=611565


This will make  a huge impact on my life, and I would like to show you my thanks.

For any dollar amount under $50 I will post your name on my blog as a contributor.
For every $50+ that is donated I will send a Goodie Pack from my sponsors.
For every $100 contribution you will receive both of those things in addition to your name on a one-of-a-kind snowboard I will ride at the Olympics.
For every $500 donated you will receive a special edition goodie bag with product from all of my sponsors, along with a full day private snowboard lesson from me.
www.nopeboards.co
www.capixco.com
www.akinz.com
www.canyonsresort.com
www.highfydelity.com
www.aerial7.com
www.shredbetties.com
www.gatorade.com
www.sagaouterwear.com
For everyone who contributes $1000 or more, you will receive a special edition piece of art from  Cydette Vikander.  www.cydettestudio.com
As well as receiving your choice of a snowboard from www.nopeboards.co
I am so grateful for this potential opportunity, thank you for your support. 

    3 comments:

    1. Erika... can you please contact Sam@nopeboards.co.

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    2. Right on, Erika! You are an inspiration!!! New Zealand or Bust... Better yet, Sochi or Bust! (I've been waiting for a reason to get to Russia:) Big love.

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    3. Adding one more goodie to the pack, All $1000 donors will get a board of their choice from Echelon :).

      We at Echelon really appreciate those people standing up and donating to the cause.

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