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Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams joins United States Bobsled Skeleton Foundation

Jan. 19, 2021, 11:38 p.m. (ET)

Contact: Amanda Bird, USABS Marketing and Communications Director
(518) 354-2250, amanda.bird@usabs.com


Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams joins United States Bobsled and Skeleton Foundation

 


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Lake Placid, N.Y. (January 20, 2020) – USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS) is proud to announce that Lauryn Williams has joined the the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Foundation (USBSF), which was established to raise funds to support the needs of USABS athletes as they work to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition. Williams was the first American woman and one of only six athletes in history to medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. She won gold in the 4x100m in London 2012, and silver with pilot Elana Meyers Taylor in the Sochi 2014 women’s bobsled event.


“My short time in bobsled has contributed so much to my life,” Williams said. “I am so grateful for the experiences I have had and the people I have met, and I want to give back to a sport that has given so much to me.”


The USABSF focuses on fundraising to help support longer-term strategic initiatives to assist future Olympians. The foundation’s efforts have already produced many of USABS’ Olympic athletes, and its support is essential to the future viability and success of bobsled and skeleton athletes competing on the world’s stage.


“Lauryn is an important addition to the foundation, and we’ll lean on her for an inside perspective as a former bobsled athlete,” said USBSF Chairman Fran Kirley. “She’s a valuable asset. Lauryn lights up a room when she walks in, and her enthusiasm is contagious.”


“I am hoping to offer insight into the athlete perspective as the foundation makes decisions about how to best allocate resources and to share with potential donors why this is a worthwhile cause to contribute their funds to,” Williams said.

 

Williams has been busy since retiring after her 2014 Olympic medal performance. She’s authored a book, “The Oval Office,” is a speaker and presenter, and a certified financial planner. Williams also blogs on her website, www.lauryn-williams.com. She lives with her husband and Great Dane in Dallas, Texas.


For media inquiries, please contact USABS Marketing and Communications Director Amanda Bird at amanda.bird@usabs.com.


About USA Bobsled/Skeleton

USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS), based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. For more information, please visit the USABS website at www.usabs.com. Individuals interested in becoming a bobsled or skeleton athlete can visit www.usabobsledskeleton.com