Pro skier Sammy Carlson and friends set to bike from Oregon to Utah for Autism awareness

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 16, 2010 11:39 am


Bucking the trend of other pro skiers who only make headlines unrelated to skiing for getting too drunk in public, credit card fraud, or illegal drug use, at least one pro skier is using his public persona to do some good.

Three-time Winter X Games medalist and Hood River, OR local Sammy Carlson has announced plans for a grueling 1000 mile bike ride from his hometown in Oregon, to Ogden, UT. While Carlson’s workout regimes are no joke, this one has a more important purpose besides just getting fit. Carlson, teaming with best friend Scott Rowley, will be cycling this journey to raise money and awareness for Autism.

The team known as Team Hood River to Ogden (H2O), will depart Oregon on July 8th, and plans to cross the finish line on July 18th. The riders will be raising money along the way in hopes of collecting $25,000 to create an Oregon chapter of “Talking About Curing Autism (TACA).

Carlson and Rowley have been best friends since the age of 13 and are both very excited about this new endeavor.

“This fund-raiser has been motivated by a strong desire to do something positive for our community and help families affected by autism in the state of Oregon

For information regarding sponsorship and support please contact Scott Rowley.

Scott Rowley
H2O Event Manager
Phone: (503) 860-0698