USA Downhill SKATEBOARDING ASSOCIATION
To provide an inclusive environment that offers fair and equitable support to athletes while promoting national and international Gravity Sports Racing in order that athletes have the unbiased opportunity to represent the United States of America at amateur and elite-level competitive events. This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3).
Why We Need Your Help
After qualifying in certain downhill events, the members of the USA Downhill team are selected by USA Skateboards, the National Governing Body.
Since all the skateboarding disciplines at the World Skate Games, vert, downhill, luge, and slalom, are not a part of the Olympics, USA Skateboarding does not receive any funding from the USOPC, the government, or from sponsors to support these disciplines. Therefore there is no available funding to support the participants.
However, World Skate, as the recognized International Governing Body by the IOC, demands that all competitors for the World Skate Games be approved by their recognized National Governing Body.
Therefore each competitor is financially responsible. USA Skateboards is sincerely working on changing this landscape with hopes of attracting sponsors supportive of these non-Olympic disciplines.
In the meantime, it is up to us to spread the word and receive support from generous donors and partners like you.