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CAF HAS SUPPORTED MORE THAN 50% OF TEAM USA COMPETING IN 2014 SOCHI WINTER PARALYMPICS

The Challenged Athlete Foundation is proud to announce that a record number of CAF-supported athletes have qualified to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games. Thanks to your support, 37 CAF-supported challenged athletes representing Team USA (that’s more than 50% of the team) will be competing on the world's stage. We will be providing updates on our CAF-supported athletes throughout the Paralympic Games!

The Paralympic Games run March 7 – 16.

MEET YOUR PARALYMPIANS

Wheelchair Curling

  • Penny Greely (Green Bay, Wis.)
  • Jimmy Joseph (New Hartford, N.Y.)
  • Patrick McDonald (Madison, Wis.)
  • David Palmer (Mashpee, Mass.)

Sled Hockey

  • Jen Lee (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Rico Roman (Portland, Ore.)

Alpine Skiing

  • Allison Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
  • Alana Nichols (Farmington, N.M.)
  • Laurie Stephens (Wenham, Mass.)
  • Danelle Umstead (Park City, Utah)

Men

  • Jasmin Bambur (Granby, Colo.)
  • Tyler Carter (Topton, Pa.)
  • Chris Devlin-Young (Bethlehem, N.H.)
  • Gerald Hayden (Winter Park, Colo.)
  • Joel Hunt (Kokomo, Ind.)
  • Andrew Kurka (Palmer, Alaska)
  • Jon Lujan (Littleton, Colo.)
  • Stephen Lawler (Burlington, Va.)

Nordic Skiing

  • Sean Halsted (Spokane, WA/Twin Lakes, ID) - Sitski – ret., Air Force
  • Andy Soule (Pearland, TX) – Sitski – ret., Army * 2010 Bronze medalist
  • Aaron Pike (Park Rapids, MN) – Sitski, Univ. of Illinois Champaign
  • Eric Frazier (Maple Hill, NC) – Sitski – ret., Marines, Team Semper Fi
  • Travis Dodson (Deming, NM) – Sitski – ret., Marines, Univ. of Illinois Champaign
  • Augusto Perez (East Syracuse, NY) – Sitski
  • Omar Bermejo (Grand Rapids, MI) – Standing, ret., Marines
  • Oksana Masters (Louisville, KY) – Sitski
  • Beth Requist (Grand Lake, CO) – Sitski

Para-snowboard

  • Cristina Albert (Denver, Colo.)
  • Megan Harmon (Huntsville, Ala.)
  • Amy Purdy (Las Vegas, Nev.)
  • Nicole Roundy (Bountiful, Utah)
  • Dan Monzo (Vernon, N.J.)
  • Mike Shea (Castaic, Calif.)
  • Evan Strong (Nevada City, Calif.)

ABOUT THE WINTER PARALYMPICS

The winter Paralympic games consist of alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, sled hockey, and for the first time, snowboarding and wheelchair curling. The men’s and women’s snowboard events will be held on March 14. Paralympic snowboarders compete in snowboard cross, an event where athletes race one-at-a-time down a course with features including turns, drops and berms. Each athlete completes three runs of the course with the combined time of their best two runs determining the final winner based on time.

HOW DO YOU WATCH THE PARALYMPIC GAMES?

The USOC and NBC Olympics have partnered to provide an unprecedented level of coverage for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. NBC and NBC Sports Network will combine to air 50 hours of television, starting on March 7 with the Opening Ceremony. It will be followed by daily coverage of all five Paralympic sports in the Sochi program, before the Games' Closing Ceremony is broadcast on March 16. In addition to the unprecedented U.S. television coverage you can stream live online coverage at TeamUSA.org.

PARALYMPIC GAMES SCHEDULE

Check out the full event schedule to see when our athletes compete.