The United States Ski and Snowboard Association Foundation’s Ski and Snowboard Ball season continues this weekend with a Bay Area stop. This particular event is different than the other fundraisers, as it’s held at a private residence and kindly hosted by Amy and Geoff Yang, in Atherton, CA.
Attendees can enjoy dinner and drinks, along with trampoline entertainment by the Flying Ace All-Stars (of which 2009 World Champion aerialist Ryan St. Onge is a member), as is generally usual at the other Balls. This time, however, there’s also a special USSA Sports Science obstacle course for all to enjoy, and the athletes travel to San Francisco by private jet. Let’s just say, there’s something special for everyone.
Several Olympic athletes and medalists will be on hand, including St. Onge, Freestyle Teammate and Olympic silver medalist Shannon Bahrke, fellow bumper Shelly Robertson, aerialist Emily Cook and U.S. Ski Team downhillers Scott Macartney, Steven Nyman, and T.J. Lanning. Nordic star Torin Koos and X-Games gold medalist snowboarder Nate Holland will also be at the fete.
Fans of course can mingle and dine with the athletes, take photos and have autographs signed. Sounds like a good time to us! Although the Bay Area Benefit is one of the smaller events, the fun (and success) is always pretty huge.