WILMINGTON - Members of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton teams took time out of their busy training schedule to pay a visit to the Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA on Wednesday.
Two-time bobsled Olympian Nick Cunningham led a group of nearly 40 athletes for a meet-and-greet session that included speeches, a swim/bike/run triathlon and a scavenger hunt. All proceeds from the event were given to KOA Care Camps, which is a program for children with cancer to attend medically supervised camps.
Kampgrounds of America, Inc. is a sponsor of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton teams and hosted the meet-and-greet. Cunningham and team members expressed enthusiasm for the event and for being able to spend time with kids while motivating them to possibly pursue a future in Olympic sports.
Jake Peterson, a member of the Team USA bobsled development team, hoists a participant on his shoulder during Wednesday’s visit to the Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA.
USA Bobsled and Skeleton athlete Anthony Watson pushes a KOA campground visitor on a bike during Wednesday’s visit to the Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA campground in Wilmington.
"It's a great experience to come out and spend time with those that have given us so much and been a part of me accomplishing my dreams," Cunningham said.
The bobsled and skeleton teams are currently training at the Lake Placid Olympic facility.
For more information on the Olympic team, visit www.teamusa.org/usa-bobsled-skeleton-federation. To learn more about Kampgrounds of America visit www.koa.com or check out Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA directly at www.lakeplacidkoa.com.