With the 29th annual U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships coming to New York beginning March 7, 2011, Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter faces down the halfpipe and poverty as she supports poor children around the world through Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization.
The two-time medalist, along with professional snowboarder Gabi Viteri and Nike 6.0 surfer Monyca Byrne-Wickey, recently visited Children International’s agency in Mexico. A long-time supporter of Children International, Teter donates 40 percent of the proceeds from her panties apparel line, Sweet Cheeks Panties, to the organization and its youth development sports program called Game On!
Hannah also participated in the Game On! program playing games that develop communication and leadership skills your children and youth in the community. She also visited and a frandmother who is raising her three grandchildren on less than a dollar a day.
photo: Tom Zikas
Children International provides health and educational support to over 335,000 children and their families in 11 countries around the world with the support of over 278,000 donors. The charity values its relationship with Teter and her willingness to raise awareness for child poverty through the use of organized sports leagues.
For more information on Children International, visit their website.