The $1 million will expand sports psychology, wellness, mental health and performance training services
PARK CITY, Utah — The Alterra Mountain Company Community Foundation has pledged $1 million to support athlete mental health and return-to-performance programs for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team that calls Park City home.
The investment will benefit over 240 national team athletes who have been named to the team.
According to its website, U.S. Ski and Snowboard has one in house sport psychologist to help athletes receive immediate support. They state, “We understand that there is always room for improvement and we are working to broaden our education and outreach to increase awareness, reduce stigma, and provide the tools and ability to seek resources when needed.”
Meegan Moszynski, AMCCF’s executive director, expressed pride in supporting U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s mental health initiatives, emphasizing their importance for success in sports. The $1 million commitment will expand services, including sports psychology, wellness, mental health, and performance training for athletes recovering from injuries.
Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete Alice Merryweather applauded the commitment, anticipating improved mental health resources for athletes.
“As someone who has benefitted from existing mental health resources at U.S. Ski & Snowboard, this commitment from AMCCF makes me incredibly excited,” Merryweather said. “It’s a big step forward for current and future athletes to have access to a more robust set of mental health and wellness resources for all stages of their careers.”
Sophie Goldschmidt, president and CEO of U.S. Ski and Snowboard, expressed gratitude for the foundation’s support for more holistic endeavors. “This helps to further bolster our organization’s commitment to making a lasting impact on the lives of our athletes, fostering a culture of well-being, resilience and high performance.”