About WSJ USA
Women’s Ski Jumping USA is a 501c3 non-profit organization incorporated in Park City, Utah. Created in 2003 to operationally support U.S. women nordic ski jumpers, WSJ-USA also promotes the sport for women internationally by interacting with National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) and the International Ski Federation (FIS).
WSJ-USA financially supports the VISA Women's Ski Jumping Team and fosters development level athletes throughout the United States. The foundation pays for international travel, equipment, training and coaching costs. WSJ-USA has been the principle organizer for women’s ski jumping competitions in the U.S., coordinating FIS Continental Cup competitions annually since 2004.
It is a primary goal of Women’s Ski Jumping USA to have women nordic ski jumpers worldwide recognized for their accomplishments and be allowed to compete in the Olympic Winter Games. In April 2011, the International Olympic Committee finally added a women's ski jumping event (normal hill) to the Olympic Winter Games program beginning in Sochi, Russia 2014.
Support for Women’s Ski Jumping USA comes from corporate sponsors, grants, and private donations. WSJ-USA is operated primarily by volunteers. The current President of Women’s Ski Jumping USA is Deedee Corradini, former mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab for more information on the history of women's ski jumping and the fight to be included in the Winter Olympic Games.
WSJ-USA, along with the athletes, their parents and friends, produce several fundraisers throughout the year. Our signature benefit takes place every summer in Park City, Utah.
In August of 2009, the foundation hosted more than 200 people at the famed Huntsman Estate in Deer Valley. In July 2010, WSJ-USA welcomed Olympic Winter athletes and guests to the SKI Magazine Dream Home in Deer Crest where guests generously donated enough money to help the elite team compete on the Continental Cup circuit during the winter of 2010/11.
In October 2010, we took our fundraising efforts to New York City with the help of fine-art photographer Jamie Clyde, who artistically photographed members of the U.S. team for auction at the Brooklyn benefit. Her goal was to help raise awareness about the sport and this cause in one of the most influential cities in the world.
Throughout the summer, the athletes can be seen at the Park Silly Market on Sundays and at other events sharing information about their sport and their dreams to be Olympians.
Interested in helping?
If you have an idea for fundraising or would like to donate your time, services or products to our annual fundraiser in Park City, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.