Fundraiser in support of USA Luge on August 12 coming to Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Dream Hunters International (DHI), the Blessing Closet and Dreams Will Come True Foundation (DWCTF) will be hosting a Breakfast Dinner Fundraiser in support of USA Luge. The event will take place on Saturday, August 12, from 05:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Hash House A-Go-Go on 10810 W Charleston Blvd in Las Vegas.
2022 Olympian Ashley Farquharson will be in attendance.
USA Luge does not receive federal government support, unlike their competition. Instead, they rely on the generosity of the organizations like DHI and Dreams Will Come True Foundation to raise funds so they can recruit, develop, train and support luge athletes to represent our nation in luge competitions around the world.
DHI 2023 Summer Interns Charles Chen, Kai Ohtake, David Zhao and Brayden Smith are organizing the event designed to help USA Luge athletes as they prepare for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games.
“USA Luge is extremely grateful for this unbelievable effort from an amazing group of people,” said Gordy Sheer, USA Luge Director of Marketing and Sponsorship and 1998 Olympic silver medalist. “Joseph Kung, DHI, the Blessing Closet, the Dreams Will Come True Foundation and the DHI interns have been so generous with their time and energy. We can’t wait for the big night.”
The luge competition consists of five events: men's and women's singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and the team relay. Luge is the only sliding sport measured to the thousandth of a second and speeds in luge can exceed 90 mph. The United States has two full-length, certified, Olympic-style luge tracks (Park City, Utah and Lake Placid, N.Y.).
USA Luge has won six Olympic medals. Their athletes captured two gold, four silver and seven bronze medals in Senior World Championship events and 16 World Junior Championship titles. Additionally, the athletes have won over 550 World Cup and international medals.
This fundraising event will include Team USA Luge members, coaches, family, and friends as we dine together and raise funds for the Team. Join us in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 12th for a fundraiser to include a silent auction with authentic Team USA Luge gear and experiences.