(Above) Champion skier and 2012 ESPY nominated Lindsey Vonn celebrates a Red Bull Sweet 16 party in her honor. Photo: Vince Marin /The Ski Channel
Join The Ski Channel on the red carpet as we talk to Olympic skiing legend, Lindsey Vonn.
The nation’s top athletes gathered July 9th, 2012, in the chic Elevate Lounge, Los Angeles, to celebrate an incredible season for US Ski Team stand-out, Lindsey Vonn. Red Bull 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, invite-only “Sweet 16″ party 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.
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.
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 and Dancing With The Stars‘ Cheryl Burke.
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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.