#ParkCity World Cup Dreams Foundation in Park City, Utah

Attention all Park City Farmer’s Market fans. Many of you don’t know me. My name is Carlos Gonzalez, and have been helping Volker with this website and his bakery website for some time now. Last Wednesday at the market while taking photos for this site, I met a young gentleman and athelete by the name of Mathew T. Lints of World Cup Dreams Foundation that we were very impressed with and Volker has sponsored several years. I told Mathew that I would try to help him through the market website.

Please take a look at the following that I received from Mathew:

 

 

 

 

And any Park City athletes out there, I’m sure you can appreciate the words from the athletes themselves, so I am going to copy and paste Mathew’s email for you to read right here:

July 6, 2011

Dear Carlos,

I hope this letter finds you well and as excited as I am about the coming of Summer. 2011 finds me ever committed to becoming a member of the U.S. Speed Skating Team and competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

My goal is to raise $30,000.00 for the 2011 season which starts April 15, 2011 and goes through March 21, 2012 with a three week rest period during March 22 through April 14, each year.

The funds I hope to raise will cover training costs, equipment, coaching and ice time at the Utah Olympic Oval, and other travel costs for the season. With your help, I have the chance to make the U.S. Team and representing our country in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

I am currently working with a local non-profit, World Cup Dreams Foundation. The Foundation was started by former U.S. Ski Team members Erik Schlopy and Bryon Friedman. Erik and Bryon created the foundation 5 years ago with the goal of raising money to provide financial support and disability insurance to the top alpine skiers in the country. The foundation has provided over $250,000 in athlete grants.  Their foundation has reached out to offer support to me and I am proud to be a part of such an organization. Thanks to WCDF, I too am going to be able to focus on my “World Cup Dreams.”

I understand the magnitude of support and backing required for this undertaking, and I have not entered into this lightly. Recently, I made “B” level ice, which is just a step below World Cup athletes. I am 1.6 seconds away from tying the fastest time in the men’s 100 meter start for the men’s 500 meter all-out sprint race. I have worked hard to shave 10 seconds off of my 400 meter flying-lap time in just one season. I’ve been told this is relatively unheard of so I take that as a positive sign. On March 20-22, 2009, I competed in my first Americas Cup Speed Skating event hosted at the Utah Olympic Oval and shattered four personal records in the men’s 500m, 1,000m, and 1,500m races. I had the fortune of living in North Carolina, from July 22, 2010 until September 15, 2010, training one-on-one with Speed Skater Dan Jansen and USA Bobsled 1 Randy Will. Also, I was fortunate to have a meeting with Dr. Eric Heiden, 5-time speed skating Gold Medalist at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games. Dr Heiden is willing to teach me the techniques and dry land methods that made him so successful.

I continue to improve, and I’m eager to raise the funds required to train at this level. That is why I’m asking for your help. Any amount of support to help me reach my goal is greatly appreciated. Please share this information with others you may know that would be able and willing to support my endeavors. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at any time. I appreciate the time you have taken to read this letter. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Mathew T. Lints
mathewlints@gmail.com
(435) 640-7120

World Cup Dreams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax ID# 20-4647706. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please make checks payable to: World Cup Dreams Foundation and indicate “Athlete: Mathew Lints” in the”Memo” portion of your check. Please send check to: World Cup Dreams Foundation, c/o Megan Kramer Executive Director, P.O. Box 684017, Park City, Utah 84068

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Park City Farmer’s Market June 15 2011

Greetings from Park City, Utah! Thank you to all the farmers and vendors at the third Farmer’s Market of the 2011 season. It was a wonderful hot sunny day -and everyone was out enjoying the great weather. Sorry if you missed us, but mark your calendars -we’ll be back next Wednesday at The Canyons Resort!

Say hello to new vendors from Midway, Utah ‘Bee’s Knees Premium Ice Cream’. 😀20110616-114350.jpg

You can also find Millie and her wonderful Ice Cream at the Silly Sunday market on Main Street and at The Fill’er Up Coffee Station in Midway! 435-657-270020110616-114535.jpg

Ice cream is always a hit on a hot sunny day!20110616-114632.jpg

The Park City Farmer’s Market is a great place to have your lunch and hang out with friends as well -Richard Wyman was back this week with wonderful live music for the Farmer’s Market patrons to enjoy. 20110616-114710.jpg

Rich is Jammin’!20110616-115037.jpg

Here’s a quick vid or Rich in action! 😀

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Did you know the Volker’s Bread Heads Hockey Team kicked butt this season? They won every game and tournament that they played in!20110616-115244.jpg

But in the off-season -you can find Volker busy loading up some delicious Volker Pizza’s into the oven. 😀20110616-115323.jpg

Meet Mary Quintana, Owner/Designer of Elegant Stone & Crystal Jewelry ‘Calissa’s Treasure’. 

Mary has some very nice items available. 🙂

Meet Gay Stoner, Tiffany Root the wonderful folks from Dog Holler Farm in Hoytsville, Utah (Summit County). They offer parsley sage, Rhubarb, Basils, Dill, Chives, Nasturians, and more. Fresh organic for over 30 years, more herbs, cut flowers and veggies and trellises coming soon. You can reach them at 435-640-1608

Amazing colors!

Meet Olympia, owner of Olympias Unique Designs and her 100% cotton designed bags, gifts, jewelry, and more. You can reach Olympia at olympiasflowers@msn.com or 801-842-5639.

Many attractive designs to choose from. 

Fresh strawberries from Day Farms in Layton. These didn’t last very long! 😀

Fresh asparagus from Day Farms in Layton. 

Dog toys on sale at the market. 

Meet Naomi Doyle, Designer and President of CADE&CO Children’s Wear. 

Meet Ginger Willard of Peace and Wellness Massage Co. L.L.C., busy with her practice. 

All you carnivores out there -Siegfried’s Sausages hasn’t forgotten about you at the Farmer’s Market!  😉

Mike and Todd, from The Canyons Resort in Park City holding down the Beverage booth. 

The pretty girls from Samak Smoke House & Country Store in Kamas, Utah. 🙂

Some cool work from RC Ornamental, which offers Custom Metal Fabrication.

Thanks to all the locals who came out and supported your Farmers and Vendors this week! Please spread the word about our weekly market every Wednesday from noon till 6pm at The Canyons Resort in Park City! See you next week!