Photo Gallery: Lindsey Vonn’s ESPY Party Hosted by Red Bull

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 11, 2012 5:34 pm

(Above) Lindsey Vonn and sister, Karin (left), arrive to Red Bull’s Sweet 16 ESPY Party in Lindsey’s honor. Photo: Vince Marin /The Ski Channel

Accomplished athletes and celebrities walked the red carpet Monday evening for a very special celebration dedicated to world-class skier, Lindsey Vonn. Hosted by Red Bull, this invite-only “Sweet 16″ party kicked off ESPY week by celebrating the two-time Female Athlete of the Year ESPY Award winner and 2012 ESPY Award nominee by toasting sports’ greatest with an exclusive celebration, overlooking downtown LA. Powered by Under Armour and Oakley, party guests enjoyed cocktails by GT Vodka, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and sweet treats by Chef Waylynn Lucas of Fonuts, with sounds by DJ Spider and DJ Kedd Cook. 

COMMERCIAL IMAGE -  Lindsey Vonn, center, NFL football player Casey Matthews, left, and NFL football player Clay Matthews, right, pose together at the Red Bull Sweet 16 Celebration for Lindsey Vonn on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Red Bull/AP Images)

The Red Bull sponsored athlete showed up promptly to the red carpet in a gorgeous GUESS by Marciano white dress, showing off her great figure with black heels to compliment the outfit. Her entourage consisted of her stunning sister and plenty of friends all excited to celebrate Vonn’s success.

Freestyle skier and 2012 ESPY Award nominee, Kaya Turksi, was also present and looking fabulous for the evening. Her amazing accomplishments in Slopestyle competition won her several X Games gold medals, and a nomination for 2012 ESPY Best Female Action Sport Athlete. Other action sports stars in attendance included pro skier Seth Morrison, snowboarder Louie Vito, skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, and surfers Maya Gabeira and Erica Hosseini. 

Enjoy The Ski Channel photo gallery from this epic evening (Photos by Vince Marin and Kristin Park):

A-list celebrities joined the accomplished athletes on the red carpet, all with positive energy as they spoke highly of the professional skier. Guests in attendance included NFL stars Terrell Owens, Clay and Casey Matthews, NBA star Kris Humphries, Dancing With The Stars’ Cheryl Burke, and The Ski Channel founder, Steve Bellamy, who has had the pleasure of watching the talented athlete rise to the top over the years.

“Lindsey was the shining star of The Ski Channel’s film, “The Story,” documenting some of the world’s best skiing and the lives that have impacted (and been impacted by) the sport,” Bellamy shared. ”Lindsey is one of the most poised and charismatic athletes, beautiful inside and out. Her accomplishments in skiing go beyond the race course, and she clearly deserves the ESPY Best Female Athlete nomination.”

The Ski Channel asked DJ Spider as he entered the building, what the celebration would entail: “I heard Lindsey loves hip-hop, so I’m going to get everyone up and dancing with her to her favorite beats.” He fulfilled the task, as the stars enjoyed the dance floor and kicked off the ESPY week in style and good company.


Don’t miss the ESPY Awards, broadcasting live tonight, July 11th, 2012 at 9:00 PM EST on ESPN with host Rob Riggle, from the Nokia Live Theater – Los Angeles.