Over the next 8 weeks, we’ll look at some of your favorite Winter Olympic athletes ahead of the Sochi games. This week, 2-time medalist and snowboarder, Hannah Teter.
Teter won gold in her signature event, the halfpipe, at the Olympic games in Turin (2006). She followed that up with a silver medal in the same event in Vancouver (2010). She has 6 World Cup victories in her career and is one of the most decorated U.S. snowboarders of all-time.
But what separates Teter, what distinguishes her from others is the humanitarian work. Teter has worked tirelessly for Children International raising money for Darfur, Honduras, Philippines and Kenya. In 2010, she launched Sweet Cheeks, a underwear brand that gives 40% of its proceeds to Children International. She’s a spokeswoman for Boarding for Breast Cancer. She fought against the Canadian seal hunt with an ad for Peta. There’s literally nothing Hannah Teter hasn’t done in the charity world.
She’s a fantastic snowboarder and above all, a fantastic humanitarian. We wish her luck in Sochi.