By Delinda Lombardo on
During the 2007-08 Season, alpine skier Bode Miller won the World Cup Overall & World Cup Super Combined titles. He’s won six World Cup races and has 31 career wins, which is the most in US history and 6th in alpine racing history. So what’s a good ol’ boy from New Hampshire to do when there’s no snow around? He gives back to charity of course.
Bode’s Turtle Ridge Foundation caught the attention of designer Rachel Leigh, who has designed a ‘lucky turtle’ necklace to benefit the TRF. With a little more help coming from TRF supporter Jessica Biel, the special necklace has been generating quite a buzz in the media. US Weekly, ComoGirl, Seventeen and Sports News TV are all talking about the turtle! Anchorwoman Kathryn Tappen can be seen wearing the turtle necklace on camera and Dancing with the Stars’ Lisa Rinna has also been seen proudly sporting her turtle.
Proceeds from the sale of the necklace will raise funds for adaptive sports programs benefiting children and adults with disabilities. It can be purchased at the sites listed on Turtle Ridge’s homepage.
Also, look for Bode Miller playing baseball – for the third time – with the Nashua Pride on July 18th. Last year, Bode’s foundation treated hundreds of kids from Boys' and Girls' Clubs of America to the game, where one lucky boy got to throw the first pitch. Tickets to the game are available here.
Need more Bode? His foundation is hosting a weekend long event at Bode’s organic farm, with all proceeds going to benefit the local community. The Turtle Ridge Foundation Tennis and Golf Tournament at Bode’s organic farm will be held Saturday night August 23rd.
Bode Miller and his family established the Turtle Ridge Foundation as a way to help people in need and give back to the community. Through a variety of corporate sponsors, private donors and charity events the Millers have been able to fund and/or support the Boys & Girls Club of America, Adaptive Ski Programs (organizations that provide skis and equipment to kids & adults with disabilities), Inner City Youth Sports programs, Cancer Treatment Centers, provide ski racing scholarships to deserving children, and have dispensed thousands of dollars worth of warm jackets to kids in need. TRF also supports organic farming, sustainable living, and organizations that protect nature’s precious resources.
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