To further the growth and development of the nation’s best athletes by helping them realize their athletic goals and dreams through career management, mentorship and financial support.
Deep in the soul of every athlete is a kid who fell in love with their favorite sport. A love so deep that every minute, of every day, of every season, consumed them until their dreams became a reality.
More than just another non-profit organization, we consider ourselves enablers of dreams. World Cup Dreams was started because we believe athletes should be laser-focused on their careers, not fixated on financing them.
We are by the athlete and for the athlete.
For every dollar raised, 100% goes back to the athletes. Founded by American Downhiller Bryon Friedman and Giant Slalom specialist Erik Schlopy, World Cup Dreams has raised over $1,000,0000 funding dreamers of all ages and disciplines from Olympians to Junior National Champions. Just a band of brothers and sisters who want the best for the next generation of dreamers.
World Cup Dreams Foundation (WCDF) and T2 Foundation have worked in parallel for more than a decade supporting elite ski racers who require additional funding not fully provided by the national federation. Now the two organizations will merge together as one, serving the race community as World Cup Dreams Foundation under the leadership of new executive director Tommy Biesemeyer.
"During my 12 year career with the US Ski Team, injuries became an annual experience resulting in 13 operations over the course of my professional ski career. Even though this sounds like a story of perseverance and determination, the one we all like to root for, but what is often overlooked is the financial burden that is associated with season-ending injuries. This is the reality of our sport and WCDF is going to alleviate those hurdles so athletes like myself can keep their dreams alive!"
Director, Grant Allocation
Lynn is partnering with the WCDF to support its overall mission of inspiring and giving back to their athletes. As ongoing Executive Director of Killington World Cup Foundation, she has spearheaded giving out over $1,000,000 in grants. Lynn has been involved in fundraising for the last ten years. She was instrumental in getting the Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge built at Pico Mountain in Killington, Vermont. Lynn is excited to work alongside WCDF to help more kids get outside and achieve their dreams. Lynn lives in Rutland, Vermont with her husband and two chocolate labs. Her three children are all former ski racers at GMVS.