GETTING TO KNOW HUNTER CHURCH
First of all “THANK YOU” for taking the time to look at my proposal for the 2019-20 season, the second year of the Olympic quadrennial and another pivotal year setting us up for the big show of the 2022 Olympic year.
My name is Hunter Church. I am currently a pilot on The U.S. National and World Cup Team, aspiring to reach Olympic level glory in the sport of bobsled. As a third-generation slider, bobsled is in my DNA and is more than just a sport to me. At the age of twelve, I was one of the youngest sliders in the Junior Bobsled program, and now I'm the youngest Pilot on the U.S. National Team.
I learned a spot on my first National Team in 2015 which allowed me to compete on the international circuit , in which I gained experience on tracks outside of Lake Placid and Park City in the U.S. , such as Whistler, BC, Calgary, AB and St. Moritz, Switzerland. Competing on these different tracks is crucial for driver development, as no course is identical. I am a Junior and Senior World Championship Competitor, finishing as the 2nd highest ranked US Team at the 2019 Worlds.
My driving ability has shown me success on all courses, including 5 Golds, 5 Silver, and 4 Bronze Medals. Some of my greatest accomplishments in the sport have been finishing 6th place in the Junior World Championships U23, being the highest placing finisher during the World Cup for the 2018-19 post Olympic season, securing a National Championship Title in 2019, with my greatest accomplishment qualifying our third 4-man sled for the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeong Chang, South Korea.
Birthday: October 30th, 1996 Height: 1.8m (5'11) Weight: 92Kilos (202 lbs)
Previous Sports: Football, Wrestling, Track and Field, Baseball
Coaches: Brian Shimer, Mike Kohn, Dr. Brad DeWeese (ETSU), Mike Dionne
Home Track: Lake Placid
Favorite Track: Whistler, British Columbia
Favorite Discipline: 4-Man Bobsled
Favorite Moment so far: Highest U.S. finisher at World Cup in Lake Placid 2019 season
SILVER IN 2-MAN BOBSLED, LAKE PLACID 2017
3 BRONZE IN 4-MAN BOBSLED LAKE PLACID 2016-17
3 BRONZE 2-MAN BOB CALGARY AND WHISTLER GOLD AND SILVER 4- MAN LAKE PLACID 2018
SILVER AND BRONZE 2-MAN LAKE PLACID 2018
TOP 6 WORLD JR CHAMPIONSHIPS ST. MORITZ 2018
OLYMPIC QUALIFIER 2018 GOLD AND SILVER LAKE PLACID
2019 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION 4-MAN BOBSLED
HOW YOU CAN HELP
While the United States in considered a powerhouse in the world of sport, we currently lack the funding to help our athletes continue pursuing their dreams while continuing to develop our skills moving forward towards the Beijing 2022 Olympics. Your support will help us vie for an opportunity to qualify for the 2020 World Championships in Altenberg, Germany where we will continue to represent our great nation. We have different levels to support the team and they do not need to be specific to the levels provided! Any level of donation is always welcome and we love and appreciate you for helping us reach our goal.
The Hopeful ~$1,000
You will receive weekly updates from the team on how we are training, what our week looks like, as well as results from each stop of our tour. You will also receive a signed and framed photo of the team.
The Contender ~ $2,500
The contenders level gives you all of the same benefits as the hopeful level.
We will also provide World Cup tickets to either the Lake Placid, NY World Cup race or the Park City World Cup race. We will also supply you with team gear, including your own USABS Polo, Ball cap, tee shirt, and official winter team jacket.
You will receive the benefits from previous packages plus...
We will also offer you a one night stay in Lake Placid at one of the local resorts where you can also join us for the day to get an in-depth look at how we train and recover. We will tour the training center, enjoy lunch there, and we will show you around town, including the other olympic venues the winter sports capital of the world has to offer. We will advertise a 8x2 inch logo on our sled used to race, that will be broadcasted on channels such as NBC SPORT.
The Olympian level of sponsorship is one that will help us fast track to our goal of, representing THE UNITED STATES on the largest stage in the world.
You will receive all of the benefits from the previous levels. We will also come to your business and share our story and journey in the sport and help apply lessons from our path to help motivate. Most importantly, this level offers a bobsled ride in Park City or Lake Placid with me and another member of the team to allow you to fully grasp the sport of bobsled and give you a taste of the need for speed. Along with the sled logo you will also receive exposure on our helmets as we will put your logo on for the world to see and give your company maximum exposure.
All sponsorships over $1,000 will receive a tax deduction through our NYS 501-c3, and letter upon Donation Federal Tax ID Number46-532289
TYPICAL COSTS FOR THE SPORT
The Budget for the season
1) Round trip flight from Albany to Salt Lake City for TT Races = $390.00
2) Lodging in Park City X 14Days = $2000.00
3) Food and Meals in Park City Avg. $40/Day X 14 Days = $640.00
4) Rental Car for transportation in Park City = $350.00
5) Round trip flight from Albany to Salt Lake for PC WC= $390.00 6) Lodging in Park City X 7Days = $1000.00
7) Food and Meals in Park City Avg. $40/Day X 7 Days = $320.00
8) Sled Transportation for tour $1000/sled = $2,000.00
9) Rental Car for transportation in Park City = $350.00
10) Flight from Albany to Munich= $1250.00
11) Lodging in Innsbruk, Austria X 7 Days= $3780.00
12) Food and meals in Innsbruk= $400.00
13) Race Fees for 2man and 4 man= $140.00
14) Rental truck to transport 2 Athletes with 2 sleds= $1470.00
15) Fuels for rental truck= $600.00
16) Lodging in Konigssee, Germany X 7 Days= $3325.00
17) Food and meals in Konigssee= $200.00
18) Race fees for 2 man and 4 man= $140.00
19) Lodging in St. Moritz, Switzerland X 7 Days= $5075.00
20) Food and meals in St. Moritz= $400.00
21) Race fees for 2 man and 4 man= $140.00
In a sport such as bobsled, where our shoes alone can cost upwards of $400, traveling place to place, shipping sleds, housing and feeding yourself becomes expensive. Below is a budgeted breakdown of the cost of my projected up and coming season.
*Figures have been averaged
Contact: TEAM HUNTER IN PERSON @ Instagram: usabobsled33 Email: email@example.com
VIDEO LINK: 2018 Olympic 4 Man Team