You and up to 4 guests will experience a behind-the-scenes visit to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO: the home of Team USA.
You and your guests will have lunch at the Athlete Dining Hall with Alan Ashley, the Chief of Sport Performance for Team USA. Alan can provide exclusive details about how the USOC ensures that it sends our nation’s strongest athletes to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He can share anecdotes from the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, and his vision for helping Team USA athletes be the best in the world leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Filled with Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls, the Athlete Dining Hall is not open to the public. Who might be dining at the next table?
After lunch, you will begin a private tour of the Olympic Training Center campus with USOC executive Charlie Huebner, the Vice President of Paralympic Development. And what kind of visit would be complete without some Team USA swag for you and your guests?
About the Olympic Training Center:
The U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. USA Swimming and USA Shooting have their national headquarters on complex. More than 15 other member organizations, as well as two international sports federations and the USOC headquarters are also located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The CSOTC is able to provide housing, dining, training facilities, recreational facilities and other services for more than 500 athletes and coaches at one time on the complex. Athletes are selected to train at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center by their respective National Governing Body. Resident Sports The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center is home to sport facilities and support services for the following summer Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American sports: Boxing, Cycling, (Olympic and Paralympic) Figure skating, Gymnastics, Paralympic Judo, Pentathlon Shooting, (Olympic and Paralympic) Paralympic Swimming, and Wrestling.
About Alan Ashley:
Since Ashley was named Chief of Sport Performance for the United States Olympic Committee in 2010, Team USA topped the overall medal counts at the 2010, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, and won the most medals at any Olympic Winter Games held outside North America in 2014. In his current role, Ashley oversees the USOC divisions tasked with providing targeted resources and support to the National Governing Bodies and top athletes competing internationally in pursuit of sustained competitive excellence. The support includes funding services in the areas of coaching, sport science, sports medicine, competitive analytics, and logistics and on-site operations in support of performance at the Games. Ashley joined the USOC after spending 16 years with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, where he was a key contributor to the rise of the U.S. ski and snowboard teams, having most recently served as the vice president of athletics. At USSA, Ashley helped manage the coaching, training and organizational structure for six Olympic (alpine, cross-country, nordic combined and freestyle skiing; ski jumping; and snowboarding) and two Paralympic (alpine and cross-country skiing) sports involving 170 elite athletes, 125 elite coaches and administrative staff, 320 USSA clubs, 3,000 club coaches and 16,000 USSA member athletes. Prior to his work at the USSA, Ashley served as the director of skiing for four years at his alma mater, the University of Colorado at Boulder.
About Charlie Huebner:
Charlie Huebner was named Vice President of Paralympic Development for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation in August 2014 after leading the strategy to integrate Paralympic programs into USOC Divisions as chief of Paralympics since July 2006. In his current role, he collaborates with the USOPF Board and Senior management, to cultivate national leaders to advise and support the building of the USOC philanthropic brand. Since joining the USOC in 2001 as the director of the newly founded U.S. Paralympics division, Huebner has led initiatives in collaboration with USOC leaders to enhance programs, resources and awareness of Paralympic sport. He led the creation, recruitment and implementation of the USOC Board-appointed Paralympic Advisory Committee, which provides strategic advice on Paralympic initiatives.
Donated by: United States Olympic Committee
Experience will occur within the following date range(s): May 01, 2018 to May 01, 2019
Valid for 5 people. Approximate duration: 3 – 4 hours. This is a private meet and greet. Experience will be scheduled after May 1, 2018. Experience will occur on a weekday. The winner may take a photo. The winner can take something small to be signed. The meal cost is included. Alcoholic beverages are not included. Gratuity is included.
Experience cannot be resold or re-auctioned. Cannot be transferred. Blackout dates may apply. Travel and accommodations are not included. We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must. To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date, based on the donor’s availability.