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USA Luge and 93.3 WSLP FM team for March 27 fundraiser

March 20, 2014, 5:08 p.m. (ET)

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - USA Luge and 93.3 WSLP FM in Lake Placid, NY are teaming up for a post-Olympic fundraiser to celebrate the achievements of Erin Hamlin and the entire United States Luge team. On March 27 from 10 AM to 4 PM ET, 93.3 WSLP FM will host an on-air fundraiser in support of USA Luge. Fans outside of the Lake Placid area, home of 93.3 WSLP, can listen online here.

Hamlin made history on February 11 when she became the first-ever Olympic singles medalist from the United States.  In addition, she was the first female in U.S. history to win an Olympic luge medal.

The fundraiser will benefit the athletes and programs of USA Luge. The organization is responsible for recruiting, training, developing and supporting athletes like Hamlin to represent the United States in Olympic, World Championship and World Cup competitions.

Hamlin, of Remsen, N.Y., was discovered through the USA Luge Slider Search, which uses wheeled sleds to visit towns and cities around the nation to located talented kids age 9-13.

"USA Luge needs your help in supporting Erin and the entire luge team as we head into our next Olympic cycle.  We had a great run in Sochi and now our sights are set on Korea in 2018," said Jim Leahy, USA Luge CEO. "I'm asking fans to please consider making a much-needed donation to support Erin, her teammates and future U.S. Olympians in our program."

Fans can shop and bid now on USA Luge auction items here. During the broadcast, fans can tune in to hear interviews with members of the U.S. Olympic Team and get updates on auction bids.

The United States Olympic Committee has issued a challenge grant to USA Luge: raise $35,000 in 2014 through donations and fundraisers and those funds will be matched dollar for dollar. USA Luge has raised $28,000 and is asking for your help to cross the $35,000 mark during the 93.3 WSLP fundraiser on March 27.

Finally, USA Luge will be offering rides at their Lake Placid headquarters, located at 57 Church Street, from 10 a.m - 4 p.m ET for a $10 donation on March 27.

USA Luge would like to thank the following fundraiser sponsors for their support - Gold-level sponsors Ludus Tours and Lake Placid Family Dental. Silver-level sponsors PPG, Lake Placid's Hannaford and UPS Stores.

More items will be available for purchase by tuning in, including items from Cake Placid, Golf rounds from the Lake Placid Crown Plaza, Coakley Ace Hardware, Pan Dolce in Lake Placid, Emma's Lake Placid Creamery, CW-X, Dow Chemical, The New Jersey Devils and more.