Dear Friends, When the Vail Valley and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association realized the dream of returning the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships to Vail and Beaver Creek in 2015, the victory cemented the community’s legacy of international ski racing, marked by the third time that this prestigious event will visit the Vail Valley in just 26 years. On the road to 2015, there will be many dreams on many levels, from those of Lindsey Vonn, looking to cap her illustrious career in her hometown, to a young racer, hoping to make the U.S. Ski Team and represent his or her country on home snow. You don’t need to wait until 2015 to play an integral role in helping to Deliver the Dream. You have the vision and passion that it takes to become an integral part of the 2015 World Championships team, helping us Deliver the Dream of building this great event from the ground up. The various Team and Club levels of Deliver the Dream represent programs that will serve as cornerstones of the overall World Championships’ foundation. They provide not only a tremendous opportunity for you and your family to share in the excitement of building and celebrating the 2015 Championships with us, but to also make a major investment in the future of skiing and ski racing in the United States. We hope that you will consider joining us on this new journey by helping Deliver the Dream of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships by becoming a member of our team. Sincerely,
Ceil Folz, President VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION
Bill Marolt, President & CEO U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD ASSOCIATION
The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Scheduled for February 2-15 of 2015, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek will mark the third time that the Vail Valley has played host to this prestigious international event. The World Championships represent the largest and most impressive collection of ski racing talent in the world, second only to the Olympics. To host such an event in the United States is not only a great honor, but a great opportunity to rally the country around the sport of skiing, engage the next generation in the sport and build upon the successes of the past toward greater glory in the future.
We need your help Unlike Europe, Scandinavia and other international hot beds of alpine ski racing, the United States does not provide governmental support to its national ski team or to events such as the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. That is why YOU are so important to the success of 2015. Individuals are going to make the difference. People such as yourself and your family, who truly believe in the dreams of our young athletes and helping them achieve their full potential, are critical members of our team. Supporters who value exposing the sheer joy and energy of skiing to a completely new demographic are essential to all of us realizing the dream of reaching the top step of the podium. The 2015 World Championships will last for two weeks, but our overarching goal is to leave a lasting legacy through having hosted this great event. We want the benefits of these Championships to live on through the dreams we have fulfilled, the lives that we have touched and the inspiration we have provided long after the FIS flag is lowered at Closing Ceremonies.
Priceless Perks CHANGING A LIFE FOREVER Through your generous support of these 2015 World Championships donor programs, you will directly impact the lives of children throughout the U.S., providing the ability to experience snow sports to youngsters who would normally not have access to equipment, transportation or lessons. A portion of each donation will be earmarked for this critical endeavor. REPRESENT VAIL/BEAVER CREEK 2015 AT THE 2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SCHLADMING, AUSTRIA (FEBRUARY 2013) Get a true taste of what is to come when you represent Vail and Beaver Creek at the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. The official 2015 delegation will receive 5 nights lodging, meals, ground transportation and special credentials with VIP access on select days. Team Vail
GOLD CARD ACCESS Have friends in town during the 2015 World Championships or need to impress a client? Bring them along. The Gold Card will allow you to bring two non-accredited people with you to enjoy the festivities. Team Vail
HAND OUT THE HARDWARE Participate in an official medal ceremony during the 2015 World Championships as one of the awards presenters. Hand over the special Vail/Beaver Creek trophy to the gold, silver and bronze medalists from the dayâ€™s race. Team Vail
VIP CAR SERVICE Count on door-to-door service during the Championships with a special transportation system dedicated to getting you to and from the races and to the nightly festivities in Vail Village. No need to worry about parking or having one final glass of champagne to toast the winners. Team Vail and Team USA
SPECIAL CORRAL VIEWING Be among the first to congratulate the champions. A specially designed viewing corral awaits you for all competitions that will literally put you in the center of the action. Be prepared to provide a course report. Team Vail and Team USA
INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE Talk shop like a pro with a series of insider briefings that will provide the most current information relating to the 2015 Championships. What’s the latest update on the new women’s racecourse or who are the top U.S. athletes to watch? Now you can be in the know. Team Vail and Team USA
VIP CREDENTIALS Enjoy the 2015 World Championships in style with special VIP credentials that will provide access to not only the hospitality areas in Vail and Beaver Creek, serving food and drink at the highest level during the races, but also to the Vail and Beaver Creek Houses and other related VIP functions during the event. Team Vail, Team USA and Gold Medal Club
VAIL AND BEAVER CREEK HOUSES No need to figure out what to do with your ski equipment during the races…drop it off at either the Vail or Beaver Creek House. During the day, you’ll have a comfortable home from which to base your daily operations, while at night, the Vail House will play host to special private dinner parties, featuring world renowned chefs and perhaps the day’s gold medalist. Team Vail, Team USA and Gold Medal Club
MARCH IN THE OPENING CEREMONIES Help welcome the world back to the Vail Valley by marching in the World Championships Opening Ceremonies as a member of the official delegation. Join with athletes and dignitaries from over 70 nations in celebrating the official start of the Championships as you enter the Golden Peak Stadium in your specially-created 2015 ceremonies uniform. Team Vail, Team USA and Gold Medal Club
VIP TICKETS Experience the ultimate race day celebration with VIP Tickets for selected days of competition. Enjoy world class food and drink in a front row seat that ensures that you donâ€™t miss a minute of the racing action. Team USA, Gold Medal Club and Podium Club
PRE-AWARDS CEREMONY PARTIES Congratulate the dayâ€™s winners as they prepare to receive their medals at the Pre-Award Ceremony Parties, hosted nightly just prior to the official medals ceremony. Podium Club
PODIUM CLUB Guarantee that youâ€™ll land on the podium at the 2015 World Championships by becoming a member of the Podium Club today. With just 75 spots available, your trip to the top step will include VIP access to the Championships, along with tickets to the Opening Ceremonies. Podium Club members will travel the road to 2015 in style, with special 2015 apparel each year, and youâ€™ll celebrate in style during the event as you participate in the pre-awards party at the official medals presentation.
LIMITED MEMBERSHIP 2 VIP CREDENTIALS FOR THE WORLD CUP TEST EVENTS IN 2013 FOR MEN AND WOMEN 16 GOLD HOSPITALITY TICKETS Total number of tickets for the duration of the championships PARTICIPATE IN PRE-AWARDS PARTIES AT THE BASE OF AWARDS STADIUM Exclusive to Podium Club SKI WITH A LEGEND FOR A DAY 2 TICKETS TO THE OPENING CEREMONIES RESERVED STADIUM SEATING PRIORITY TICKETING TO NIGHTLY CONCERTS AND EVENTS OPTION TO BUY 4 ADDITIONAL GOLD HOSPITALITY TICKETS UNIQUE PODIUM CLUB APPAREL 2015 APPAREL EVERY YEAR LEADING UP TO THE CHAMPIONSHIPS A PORTION OF YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS INTRODUCING KIDS TO THE SPORT OF SKIING $20,000 ONETIME DONATION OR PAY IN EQUAL ANNUAL INSTALLMENTS LEADING UP TO 2015
GOLD MEDAL CLUB The Gold Medal Club is another great way to Deliver the Dream for 2015. In keeping with its name, the Gold Medal Club will be an exclusive group, featuring a limited enrollment of 50 members, with many of the same benefits enjoyed by Team Vail and Team USA partners, including exclusive apparel, VIP credentials to the Birds of Prey World Cup and limited edition 2015 skis. In addition to these unique benefits in the years leading up to 2015, Gold Medal Club members will also be up close and personal during the Championships, with limited behind the scenes access, including marching in Opening Ceremonies, VIP credential access and a ski day with a legend.
LIMITED MEMBERSHIP CREDENTIALS FOR 2 PEOPLE Access to the gold hospitality tent and other VIP areas during the event ACCESS TO THE BEAVER CREEK HOUSE ACCESS TO THE HOSPITALITY HOUSE IN VAIL On select evenings there will be private dinners held with famous chefs and athletes 2 VIP CREDENTIALS FOR THE ANNUAL BIRDS OF PREY WORLD CUP RACES LEADING UP TO 2015 TO INCLUDE THE 2013 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP RACE MARCH IN THE OPENING CEREMONIES IN THE OFFICIAL 2015 GEAR PRIORITY TICKETING TO NIGHTLY CONCERTS AND EVENTS 6 GOLD HOSPITALITY TICKETS THAT CAN BE USED FOR GUESTS WITH AN OPTION TO BUY 10 ADDITIONAL TICKETS SKI WITH A LEGEND GOLD MEDAL CLUB JACKET LIMITED EDITION 2015 SKIS 2015 APPAREL EVERY YEAR LEADING UP TO THE CHAMPIONSHIPS A PORTION OF YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS INTRODUCING KIDS TO THE SPORT OF SKIING $60,000 ONETIME DONATION OR PAY IN EQUAL ANNUAL INSTALLMENTS LEADING UP TO 2015
GOLD MEDAL CLUB
Gold Medal Club
TEAM USA Wear the stars and stripes proudly as a member of Team USA. As a member of the home team, youâ€™ll don a special Team USA jacket for the Championships while also enjoying luxurious accommodations, a personalized VIP experience, both on and off the racecourse, and the best of all 2015 hospitality and social opportunities. Represent the USA by marching in Opening Ceremonies and ensure that you have a front row seat for all the racing action as Team USA goes for the gold in Vail and Beaver Creek. Membership in this exclusive club is limited to only 14 individuals and families so donâ€™t delay.
14 MEMBERS Members to choose between wave 1 or wave 2 Wave 1: Feb 2 – Feb 9, 2015 Wave 2: Feb 9 – Feb 15, 2015 YOUR CHOICE OF: OPTION 1: 6 NIGHTS LODGING At a 5 star hotel to include breakfast —OR— OPTION 2: GOLD CARD ACCESS Allows 2 non-credentialed guests to join you each day during your wave PLUS 10 PLATINUM HOSPITALITY TICKETS THAT CAN BE USED ANYTIME OVER THE 2 WEEK EVENT ALL TEAM USA MEMBERS ALSO ENJOY THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS: CREDENTIALS FOR 2 PEOPLE Access to the Platinum hospitality tent and other Platinum areas during the event VIP CAR SERVICE TO AND FROM THE RACES AND OTHER EVENTS ACCESS TO THE BEAVER CREEK HOUSE ACCESS TO THE HOSPITALITY HOUSE IN VAIL On select evenings there will be private dinners held with famous chefs and athletes SKI WITH YOUR VERY OWN LEGEND FOR THE WEEK SPECIAL CORRAL VIEWING ACCESS COURSE PREVIEW WITH A CURRENT OR FORMER US SKI TEAM ATHLETE 2 VIP CREDENTIALS FOR THE ANNUAL BIRDS OF PREY WORLD CUP RACES LEADING UP TO 2015 INCLUDING THE 2013 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP RACE INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE Briefings from Bill Marolt, Ceil Folz and other industry leaders about current happenings both with 2015 in general as well as current athletes and future stars MARCH IN THE OPENING CEREMONIES IN THE OFFICIAL 2015 GEAR (if you are in Wave 1) TEAM USA JACKET LIMITED EDITION 2015 SKIS 2015 APPAREL EVERY YEAR LEADING UP TO THE CHAMPIONSHIPS A PORTION OF YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS INTRODUCING KIDS TO THE SPORT OF SKIING $125,000 ONETIME DONATION OR PAY IN EQUAL ANNUAL INSTALLMENTS LEADING UP TO 2015
TEAM VAIL The highest level of involvement associated with our Dream Team for 2015, as well as the most exclusive. With only 15 spots available, your four-year commitment to Team Vail will literally help us launch the organizational and planning process that will ultimately result in the 2015 World Championships. Team Vail benefits will also be immediately forthcoming, including VIP credentials for all Birds of Prey World Cup events leading up to the Championships, a special VIP trip to Schladming, Austria, site of the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, limited edition 2015 skis and one-of-akind 2015 apparel each year. Once the 2015 Championships roll around, Team Vail will be front and center for all the action, with special VIP car service, VIP event access and festival tickets, not to mention the opportunity to march in Opening Ceremonies and participate in an official medals presentation ceremony.
15 MEMBERS CREDENTIALS FOR 4 PEOPLE Access to the Platinum hospitality tent and other Platinum areas during the event VIP CAR SERVICE TO AND FROM THE RACES AND OTHER EVENTS GOLD CARD GUEST ACCESS Allows 2 non-credentialed guests to join you each day during 2015 10 PLATINUM HOSPITALITY TICKETS THAT CAN BE USED FOR GUESTS ACCESS TO THE BEAVER CREEK HOUSE ACCESS TO THE HOSPITALITY HOUSE IN VAIL On select evenings there will be private dinners held with famous chefs and athletes PARTICIPATE IN AN AWARDS CEREMONY FOR THE MEN OR WOMEN DURING 2015 SKI WITH YOUR VERY OWN LEGEND FOR THE WEEK SPECIAL CORRAL VIEWING ACCESS COURSE PREVIEW WITH A CURRENT OR FORMER US SKI TEAM ATHLETE 2 VIP CREDENTIALS FOR THE ANNUAL BIRDS OF PREY WORLD CUP RACES LEADING UP TO 2015 INCLUDING THE 2013 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP RACE INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE Briefings from Bill Marolt, Ceil Folz and other industry leaders about current happenings both with 2015 in general as well as current athletes and future stars TEAM VAIL JACKET AND EXCLUSIVE APPAREL FOR THE 2015 CHAMPIONSHIPS MARCH IN THE OPENING CEREMONIES IN THE OFFICIAL 2015 GEAR LIMITED EDITION 2015 SKIS 2015 APPAREL EVERY YEAR LEADING UP TO THE CHAMPIONSHIPS A PORTION OF YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS INTRODUCING KIDS TO THE SPORT OF SKIING $200,000 ONETIME DONATION OR PAY IN EQUAL ANNUAL INSTALLMENTS LEADING UP TO 2015
OPTIONS FOR EVERYONE The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will most certainly be a family affair and there is no need to forget the younger race fans as you plan your involvement. Be sure to check out the great ways you can enhance your participation in the Championships by including the whole family. In the coming years, we will be launching donor programs at lower price points. Please check back for more details on these upcoming programs.
Deliver the Dream The current and potential future members of the U.S. Ski Team are already dreaming about the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and have the dates circled on their calendars. Shouldnâ€™t you? While 2015 may seem far off, the legacy of building these Championships starts today. And, it starts with you. The preceding pages detail four unique opportunities to Deliver the Dream in 2015. We encourage you to examine them closely as each program has been crafted to fit individual needs and preferences. You hold the key to fulfilling the dream of 2015 and you truly do make a difference.
We invite you to join our Dream Teamâ€Śthe team that will build, produce and celebrate the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek. The legacy starts now. For more information please contact: VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION 970.777.2015 | firstname.lastname@example.org deliverthedream2015.com
Delivering the Dream F R OM S TA RT T O F I N I S H
An overview of donor levels and opportunities for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek Colorado.