Text message your support for the U.S. Ski Team that’s kickin’ booty at the Winter Olympics

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on February 21, 2010 2:29 pm

The greatest skiers of America deserved to be treated as such.  These Gods of Mountain & Snow should be recognized among the greats of sport and compensated justly.  Yet, it is not so.

Downhill ski racing is the original extreme sport.  Yet, these great men and women who triumph over fear, live humble, credit card destroying lives to keep their ski dreams alive.  Most racers, such as Olympian Jake Zamansky, must raise thousands of dollars to compete on the World Cup level.  Let me hip you to the coolest t-shirt in town, check out the Zamansky creation here.

The U.S. Ski Team has stepped up big time at these Winter Olympics.  With Bode Miller’s gold in the super combined today, the U.S. Team has seven medals in alpine skiing.  That’s two more than the previous record set in 1984.  The men and laidies have had a magical Winter Olympics.  Time for us to step up.

The U.S Ski Team has now come up with a way for you to send your support to the great athletes of the US Ski Team and US Snowboarding.  An easy way to send 10 bucks to the US Ski & Snowboard Team Foundation.  Simply text USA to 20222 for a $10.00 donation.  Boom.  Do it for Zamansky.  Check the press release:

VANCOUVER, BC (Feb. 18) – Fans of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding can now pledge their support for American athletes through a unique new grassroots fundraising program with GreatestFan.com. In a partnership with GFan Live MMS service, fans can simply use their mobile phones to text a quick and easy $10.00 donation to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation.

“It takes Americans to support America’s Team,” said the Team’s President and CEO Bill Marolt. “That’s the true spirit of Olympism!”

The athletes of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding have no government support, only funds raised from private citizens and corporate sponsors.

GreatestFan will now offer an easy, user-friendly and viral way for every American to feel they are a part of the Team by texting USA to 20222 for a $10.00 donation. It’s that simple.

“Viral texting donations are the perfect tool for the social networking Twitter and Facebook generation to feel personally vested in helping aspiring young athletes,” said Greatest Fan Founding Partner, Hassan Pinto. “After all, text is instantaneous and the amount you’re sending, $10, is minimal – yet it makes a difference.

All text donations are invoiced on the contributor’s individual phone bill – no credit card or online registration is necessary. You simply text USA to 20222.

Interested parties who do not have mobile text capabilities can also donate online at https://donate.usskiteam.com. 

Most major mobile carriers are participating in the program including Team sponsor Sprint.

GreatestFan is the ultimate destination for like-minded sports fans to connect their fan experience to each other before, during and after the game by sharing user-generated content from their mobile device.  User can exchange and share their game experience by sharing text, pictures and video mobile to mobile and from their mobile devices to their social networking sites.  Now you can hang out and see what your friends all over the world are doing before, during and after the game.

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