British team mates Dougie Crawford and TJ Baldwin have launched an innovative way of raising money to help fund their race season, as they begin qualification season for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
The pair, who are two of Britain’s top ranking Alpine skiers, are running a raffle to help pay the costs of skiing for the British Ski Team after funding was cut. With the Olympic qualification period beginning and the World Championships in the New Year, 2012/2013 is shaping up to be big season for the boys and will pave the way for their end goal of Sochi, 2014.
The raffle will help pay for the pair to join the US Ski Team to train, providing them with world class coaching and a competitive training group. They are planning to do the early season world cups in Canada and America as well as the Nor-am cup races before coming back to Europe for World Cup races, the Europa cup season and the World Championships in February 2013.
Dougie and TJ have paired up with travel company Canadian Affair, which has provided a top prize of a week skiing for two people in Banff, Canada, including flights, accommodation, lift passes and transfers. Other prizes to be won in the raffle include a week’s summer accommodation in Zell am See and pair of skis from Head and Atomic.
For more information or to take part in the raffle visit http://www.dougiecrawford.com/raffle-2/. Tickets are priced at £10 each and all money will go to supporting The British Alpine Speed Team achieve their goal of competing in the Olympics. The draw will take place on 22nd December 2012.