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Why I Need Your Support

The U.S. government is the only country that does not fund its athletes. The sport of aerial skiing is no exception. It is also a common misconception that once athletes make it onto the US Ski Team, they will have all of their expenses payed for. However, this is only the case for some of the top few athletes on the A Team. My ultimate goal is to make it to the A team but until then, I am responsible for all of my expenses as a C Team Athlete. These expenses include training, competing, traveling and gear and add up to over $20,000 a year! This does not even include the expenses of living on my own.

My mom and three brothers currently live in Salem, OR. In order to pursue my dreams of making it to the 2018 Winter Olympics, I moved out to Park City, UT at just 13 years old. This has meant paying for separate housing from my family and paying for online schooling for high school, since I could not attend regular public school. As a full time athlete and now student at the University of Utah, I do not have the ability to get a normal job to be able to pay for all of my expenses on my own right now. Thus, my mom has been my main supporter throughout this journey. With three other brothers though, this only covers a portion of the financial support I need for this upcoming season. Every dollar donated will go directly towards my expenses as a US Ski Team athlete including training, competing, traveling and gear.

Accomplishments

  • 1st place 2016 NorAm Cup Tour Overall Standings
  • 1st place 2015 Freestyle Junior National Championships
  • 7th place 2015 Freestyle Junior World Championships
  • 1st place 2014 Freestyle Junior National Championships
  • 5th place 2014 Freestyle Junior World Championships

My Goals

  • Be the best aerialist in the world
  • Represent USA in the 2018 Winter Olympics as well as future Winter Olympics
  • Spread my passion for sports to others and inspire them to #DreamBig & #NeverGiveIn
  • Raise awareness for Prostate Cancer in memory of my Dad, Michael Lee Vinecki, through my foundation “Team Winter”

Gifts for donating

Although your donation is not tax deductible, these are the following gifts that you will receive for each donation amount. (If you are wishing to make a tax deductible donation to Team Winter, my non-profit organization for prostate cancer awareness, visit Team Winter. All donations made to Team Winter will go directly towards prostate cancer awareness.) Any donation amount can be made and is appreciated, even a few dollars adds up quickly!


$100– Team Winter hat or visor

$300– Autographed, limited edition, Winter Vinecki poster

$500– Limited Edition “Winter” Poster & xx2i Sunglasses (While supplies last on XX2i)

$1000– Autographed competition bib

$1500– Spend half a day with Winter doing any activity of your choice. This is a great opportunity for you, your kids or your whole family to get to know Winter first hand! Activities could include a hike around the beautiful Wasatch mountains, skiing in Park City during the winter or a private session with Winter to learn how go off the water ramps at the Utah Olympic Park during the summer. *Gear, ticket costs, fee, etc. not included.