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Alpine Skiing Great Mikaela Shiffrin Will Take Virtual Music Stage Friday To Perform In Fundraiser

By Todd Kortemeier | April 15, 2020, 6:38 p.m. (ET)

Mikaela Shiffrin will perform with musical artist KT Tunstall on April 17, 2020 on the Virtual Après Music Series benefiting Goggles For Docs.

 

Anyone keeping an eye on Mikaela Shiffrin’s Instagram account during the coronavirus pandemic has to be wondering, is there anything she can’t do?

The two-time Olympic gold medalist has swapped her skis for a guitar these days as she practices her musical chops with the slopes closed. Shiffrin will get the chance to show off her music to an even wider audience Friday evening, and it’s all for a good cause.

Shiffrin will be performing live along with singer/songwriter KT Tunstall (“Suddenly I See,” “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree”) as part of the Virtual Apres Music Series from REVERB.org that features musical artists performing 30-45 minute sets, all from the comfort of their living rooms. Tunstall will be the featured artist while Shiffrin will perform a favorite cover song. The performance will be livestreamed at Facebook.com/REVERB starting at 7 p.m. ET.

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The music series also serves as a fundraiser for Goggles for Docs, an initiative to gather ski and snowboard goggles to donate to health care workers as they treat coronavirus patients. Covering a large portion of the face around the eyes, ski and snowboard goggles are an excellent form of added protection. Fans can donate the goggles themselves or make a cash donation to help purchase more goggles at GogglesForDocs.com. 

Shiffrin had her 2020 world cup season halted when her father, Jeff, died unexpectedly in early February. The season then ended abruptly due to the pandemic just after Shiffrin arrived in Sweden to rejoin the world cup. Among her many records, Shiffrin’s 43 world cup slalom wins are the most all time for any skier, male or female; her two Olympic gold medals tie her for the most for a U.S. Olympian in alpine skiing; she is the first skier of either gender to win world cup races in all six disciplines; and she has won more races in a single season (17) than any other racer.

Todd Kortemeier is a sportswriter, editor and children’s book author from Minneapolis. He is a contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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