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UPDATE: Design Lindsey Vonn's Helmet

UPDATE: Design Lindsey Vonn's Helmet

[ Thu, 2010-02-11 12:36 ]
Lindsey Vonn's Olympic Helmet by Uvex
You don’t need to be a great skier to make it onto an Olympic racecourse this year. In fact, you don’t need to be a skier at all.


Congrats to grand prize winner Laddie Lee Whitworth!  Lindsey will wear his winning design this Sunday, February 14, in her first Olympic event in Vancouver, the women's Super Combined.  Check out Whitworth's design (and others) at Whitworth will receive a trip for two to Lindsey's hometown of Vail, CO,  but he says that having the design on Vonn’s helmet means more to him than the trip. 

"I’m 60-years-old and this is one of the highlights of my life," said Whitworth. "I am actually going to be able to watch an Olympian ski with something on their head that I designed.  I hope that when Lindsey bears down the hill the helmet can keep up with her because she skis like she’s on fire."


American alpine racer and reigning World Cup Champion Lindsey Vonn is challenging fans to design the helmet she'll wear while she charges down Whistler's Creekside racecourses and goes for gold at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

Fans as young as 13 can log on to until Dec. 21, 2009, to enter their original artwork.

Judges will narrow the field to three designs, which will be showcased on during the first week of January. Although judges will select the winning design, the public will be have a chance to vote for their favorite artwork through January 11, 2010.

The winner will be announced in late January and will win a trip for two to Vail.

“Now that the World Cup season has started, I’m getting very excited for the Olympics,” Vonn said in a statement.  “I really wanted to do something that allowed my fans to share in my Vancouver experience, and this is what I came up with.  I’m looking forward to seeing what people create for my helmet.”