Kelly Clark: Half Pipe
The first women's halfpipe olympics
Her greatest Moments
The Kelly Clark Foundation Scholarships this girl to go to Stratton Mountain School to experience better coaching. She has now won many competition and is trying to push her goals even farther.
Kelly and a friend
Kelly Clark Foundation
This foundation was establishes in 2010 for young children interested in snowboarding and wanting to achieve their the highest potential. This foundation gives the children many opportunities to follow their snowboarding dreams. Kelly Clark gets help with her foundation from partners and donators.
The Kelly Clark Foundation has awarded over $60,000 in scholarships for talented young athletes across the country. This is a non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.
A Letter from Kelly
A LETTER FROM KELLY
I grew up in a small mountain town in southern Vermont, where as a child, every free moment was spent on the mountain. I started skiing when I was two and was snowboarding by the age of seven. As I was about to start high school, an amazing opportunity arose for me to attend Mount Snow Academy. This was a great opportunity, and a turning point for my career in snowboarding. By attending a mountain school I was able to snowboard on a daily basis and pursue my snowboarding dreams while still completing my studies.
After enrolling in school, I started to compete in local events on the weekends, which led to national events, and eventually to international competitions. By the time I was in 11th grade, I had joined the US Snowboard team and was pursuing my dreams to the fullest extent. The year after I graduated high school, I competed in 2002 Olympic games in Salt Lake City winning the Gold Medal in Women’s Halfpipe.
Throughout the course of my career I have won every major event in snowboarding, have had the amazing opportunities to work with companies and campaigns around the globe and am currently in pursuit of another Olympic medal. When looking back on my career and life path I keep coming back to the amazing opportunity I had as a teenager to attend a mountain school and put all my energy into snowboarding.
It is my intention with the Kelly Clark Foundation to give back, and see others have the same opportunities that I have had; and I am looking forward to watching their dreams come true.
Kelly Clark Preparing For Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Kelly says. " I'm not snowboarding to prove to people who I am. I'm not trying to be defined by the sport. I'm not looking to go to the Olympics to make my life complete; or be defined by it."
Also in the interview, Kelly was asked if she envisions herself on the podium, and she said, "That's the only place I vision myself." Kelly says that without being cocky. She's a great athlete and just like any other athlete she thinks of herself as a winner. Kelly says, "I'm very comfortable in my own skin. I'm not afraid to dream and go for it." .... "I believe it takes a whole heart and investment, and I wouldn't be telling the truth if I said I wasn't dreaming about getting on that podium again. I think because I'm comfortable with who I am, I could dream big and not risk my life falling apart if I get disappointed and at least I could look back and say I tried."