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Danelle Umstead fundraises to support disabled female athletes

PARK CITY, Utah — Show your support of women and girls with disabilities by joining the inaugural Sisters In Sports (SIS) Champions Celebration Event and Fundraiser on August 25. The celebration will consist of food, cocktails, live entertainment, a silent auction, and the opportunity to mingle with SIS founder Park City’s Danelle Umstead (four-time Paralympian and three-time Paralympic medalist), special surprise guests, Olympians, and Paralympians.

SIS is a non-profit organization based out of Park City; its mission is to ignite a community of women and girls with disabilities to hone their passions, build their skills, and strengthen their voices through the love of sports.

Women and girls participating in Paralympic sports often do so without the support and encouragement of peers. Mentorship is ‘essential,’ as it allows young athletes to see pathways to success from professionals. The foundation seeks to support women financially and through mentorship.

Danelle and Rob Umstead training in Park City.
Danelle and her husband/guide Rob Umstead training in Park City. Photo: Courtesy of Danelle Umstead.

Beijing 2022 speed skating gold medalists Erin Jackson and Brittany Bowe will be among the many athletes present.

This inaugural celebration and fundraiser will support the three tiers of SIS;

l. Mentorship Program

2. Scholarship Program

3. Champion Your Voice Program, which will provide necessary skills used to advocate for their own needs

“Our goal is to raise $200,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, a silent auction, and opportunity drawings. With your support, we are confident we can reach our goals.” Umstead said in a statement.

Purchase tickets here.

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