COLORADO, USA — Rarely a day passes when some image, moment or song doesn’t remind skiing great Mikaela Shiffrin of her father.
Jeff Shiffrin died in February 2020 after an accident at his home in Colorado. His legacy lives on through an athlete fund set up in his honor.
Last season, the Jeff Shiffrin Athlete Resiliency Fund raised more than $3 million to help offset training and competition expenses during the pandemic.
This season, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the Shiffrin family are hoping to raise $250,000.
Says Mikaela Shiffrin: “My dad loved all sports. He just loved to see the work that athletes put into it, and the success they have from that work."
>>Video above: Mikaela Shiffrin shares her struggles, the loss of her dad and supporting other athletes through a pandemic
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