HI! My name’s Jamie!
I’m a professional Freeskier (park and pipe) competing around the world on the AFP (Association of Freeskiing Professionals) World Tour. These competitions include: World Cups, Grand Prix and Open Events. My dream is to take Freeskiing as far as I possibly can, performing stylish exciting runs at the highest level of competitions and break through glass ceilings. I am incredibly lucky after two years off the World Tour scene due to back-to-back injuries to be getting invites to the events that will keep me in the game. I’m strong and ready for the season. I have new tricks and new runs dialed in. I’m also lucky to get great support with my equipment. All I’m missing is a way to fund the travel, lodging, comp fees and tickets for the competitions. This is an astronomical price of $28,000.
I wanted to share with you a brief way to know my information. I am putting the links below, but you will have to copy and paste them, not hyperlink....so get rustic ;)
UPCOMING EVENTS WITH COST ANALYSIS:
FIRST SEASON EDIT:
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SUMMER RAMP AND TRAMP EDIT:
HOW YOU CAN HELP
I’ve been skiing just about the same amount of my life I’ve been able to walk and talk. I cannot remember a time back before skiing was my passion in life. I grew up racing, and loving the mountains. Whenever I’m on the mountain, I leave everything that holds me down behind me. Growing up my best friends were always skiers, and we bonded over the most incredible feeling in the world. I raced at Waterville Valley, NH, from 8-15. I loved racing, and excelled at it, but was constantly sneaking into the park. Every year I would hit what I then thought were the HUGE jumps at Waterville, and LOVED boosting through the air. I also grew up competing in gymnastics, and at 16 years old decided to go learn back flips on skis.
I went up to Lake Placid, NY and took my first jump on the water ramps. They told me to press the front of my boots hard, and I listened, diving out and landing directly on my stomach. My worst jump to date! But I was stoked, and by the end of that first day my strong dive out turned into awesome front flips. US aerial coach Demetri came and watched me jump, and invited me to stay for the rest of the summer training to become an aerialist. I couldn’t stay right then, as I had already committed to a US development race camp in Chile. I came back after the camp and trained all fall as an aerialist.
FIRST TWO WINTERS
That first winter I competed layouts and front flips for aerials, culminating with a 2 at jr. nationals. A little bit into the winter I decided I wanted to do a slope comp. My first run was a spread, double spread, and front flip. I ended up winning, and was excited, but vowed I would SPIN as well as flip my next comp. The very next comp I did 360 to front flip and won again. In fact I won every single slope comp I entered that first year leading up to jr. nationals where I ended up placing 2. I also at the same time started half pipe. Half pipe was a bit of a different story for me. While I was winning every slope comp, I got last in every pipe comp including Nationals. I vowed to get A LOT better at pipe. That first winter I was also racing, made it to J2 Nationals, and competing in moguls.
My second winter went even better then the first. I was hooked on freestyle, and let go of the racing. I continued winning in slopestyle learning my signature front truck and picking up the Gold at Jr. Nationals, as well as the first ever Gold at Jr. Worlds in New Zealand. I didn’t learn to actually ride the pipe much, as we hardly ever trained it, but stubbornly did NOT want to keep getting last, so I learned both way 5s and left 7s and both way flairs. That bumped me up quite a bit to being very competitive in pipe getting 3 at Jr nationals and 6 at my first halfpipe Grand Prix. I continued excelling in aerials winning Jr. nationals. I stepped up my game in moguls qualifying to nationals in moguls and duels as well, becoming the first to qualify for nationals in all racing and freestyle events over the course of my career. Although I liked aerials and moguls, I was ALWAYS wanting to hangout in the park. I LOVE the freedom of learning something new everyday, some days it’s the little tweaks, and others it’s a new trick you’ve been dreaming about. SO, I specialized once more, into a park and pipe skier.
The beginning of my third winter I was set on making x-games. Hardly anyone believed I could do it. Besides winning Jr. worlds I was a virtual unknown. Somehow I proved them all wrong and got invited to x games winter 2011. I would have been ecstatic upon receiving my invitation, except my personal worst nightmare became reality, earlier that very day I had received the results of my MRI confirming my ACL in my right knee was gone.
So began the onset of two years as brutal as the first two were wonderful. I rehabbed, got strong, dreamed and dreamed. Took marketing classes in college to better advocate myself, and the companies I represent once back, and dreamed some more. Was finally cleared. Ramped that summer, feeling incredibly strong and completely pain free. 1.5 months later: got caught in the trampoline and blew my knee again. This time got a LARS surgery, rehabbed at the COE and was remarkably back on snow January 2012, jumping February 2012.
BACK ON TOP
I spent last winter working on style, and at the end of the year got to compete in a rev tour stop (2 slope 3 pipe) Mount Snow Open (first) and USASA Nationals (3 pipe 1 slope) Last summer I got a discretionary spot into the first ever half pipe world cup in New Zealand, my first big pipe comp back, and rode away 9 in the world, 2 for the U.S.
As I write this, I just got back from the first stop of the World Tour: North Face Open Pipe. There I placed 7 a strong first pipe comp, and a far cry from getting last at local regional events.
After Triumph to Tragedy, I’m right back on top. I have these opportunities to compete around the world: in Canada, Russia, Argentina, New Zealand, Norway, France… representing the side of the U.S. we are proud to represent, flying through the air and combining gymnastics and skiing in a why no one has ever quite done the same before.
I’ve dreamed about the opportunities I now am invited to since I was a little girl, I still have much to accomplish: many tricks, runs, and Gold medals await in the future.
WHY I NEED HELP
I have the tricks lined up, gear is ready, I’m ready, got my invites, but no way to get there. I have NO travel budget. My Parents have been seperatly but actively supporting me, Recent personal circumstances have changed the finances for them, but with their help, I am still at a loss. Personally I HATE how something that has given me so much joy and success leaves such a financial burden on my family, those that know us would be amazed to find the type of sacrifices they make. $28,000 is simply too much for us to come up with by ourselves. I cannot have a consistent job other then skiing due to traveling and training. I’ve tried to accumulate money through working for sponsors, but as of right now I haven’t been successful.
I actually got sick to my stomach and cried last night adding up the expenses for my comps this year. I added up the travel, lodging, tickets, coaching, and food for the tour this year. I didn’t add any day-to-day stuff, this is honest and purely the price of my competition tour, and the number I came up with: $28,000. It’s staggering, but every round trip ticket to Europe, New Zealand and so forth is between 1-2 thousand dollars. Add in tickets costing between 80-120 a day, lodging about $100 a night, food and comp fees, and each trip racks up. My coaching is another 8,000 for the year.
MY SUPPORTORS ARE AWESOME!
I am so blessed for how many people believe in me and support me. I have a HUGE crew of supporters. Of course my MOM, sisters, and dad, U.S. Freeskiing for allowing me access to the C.O.E. and giving me spots to the competitions, Jess Tidswell for saving my knee and my sanity, my sponsors: Head skis, Electric Visual, Tryumph Outerwear, Gabel Poles, A-Line foot beds,USASA, for giving me the best gear in the industry and having the patients and confidence to wait for me to rise back to the top, Jesse Thrasher, as well as ALL my friends, family, and even people I have never met that wish me the nicest support over Facebook!
I know if you’ve read all the way down to here, you want to be part of my crew! And I thank you so much for your support! You might be wondering how you can help, so here’s how:
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Of course any and all donations are WONDERFUL and highly accepted! No amount is too little (except pay pall says it has to be $10) and none is too high! We have some awesome swag to thank you for joining my crew!
I am well aware that not everyone can donate as much money as they would like, or perhaps any at all, but if you want to be a part of my crew, I’d LOVE you to donate any amount of time and energy. Maybe you can’t donate money, but you know someone off the top of your head that would LOVE to help support my dream? SHARE it with them personally! Maybe you can’t think of anyone right away but want to help? POST it on your Facebook, Twitter and Blog! Think you know some people who might contribute? EMAIL it to all of them!
As well as helping monetarily through Rally Me, I am also open to getting creative! SO if you have airline miles or timeshares-lodging-houses at comp venues, you’d like to donate and share! I’d be stoked!
According to statistics, the amount of the average contribution is $75. Industry research also suggests that of the people you tell about your campaign, 10 percent will contribute that amount; therefore in order to raise 28,000 I will need 373 people to contribute the average $75, which means I need to approach at least 3,730 people! That’s a TON of people! That’s why YOU sharing is SO important!
Your taking the time to reach out to people beyond my circle means everything, I cannot do this without ALL of your help. Together we are embarking on the journey of a lifetime, the little girl who dreamed of being a skiing superstar has the opportunity to make dreams come true. This is America, we ARE Americans, we don’t have funding from the government which allows us to stand together and create miracles. We are passionate, and have a purpose, together we can accomplish everything!
So, THANK YOU! From the little girl who dreamed, to the young women who is opening doors on what is possible for women in sports, from the family who gives and gives, but would like bread and to stay in their house, to me, a regular girl with HUGE opportunities she is able to accomplish THANKS TO YOU!
Select A Support Level
$10public Facebook shout out
$25Public Facebook shout out and an "I'm on Jamie's Crew" sticker.
$50Sticker “I’m on Jamie’s Crew” public Facebook shout out! And a magnet!
$100Sticker “I’m on Jamie’s Crew” public Facebook shout out, magnet, autograph picture!
$200Two Stickers “I’m on Jamie’s Crew” public Facebook shout out, magnet, autograph picture, DoTerra Oil Sample Pack!
$350Five stickers “I’m on Jamie’s Crew” public Facebook shout out, magnet, autograph picture, DoTerra Oil Sample Pack, and an “I’m on Jamie’s crew t-shirt!
$500HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL DONATION FREE ski day at PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT! With JAMIE CRANE-MAUZY! Plus get a take home video at the end of the day to save and share with family and friends.
$500Ten Stickers “I’m on Jamie’s Crew” public Facebook shout out, magnet, autograph picture, DoTerra Oil Sample Pack, and an “I’m on Jamie’s crew t-shirt, awesome T-shirt from Head Skis!
$500Twenty Stickers “I’m on Jamie’s Crew” public Facebook shout out, magnet, autograph picture, DoTerra Oil Sample Pack, and an “I’m on Jamie’s crew t-shirt, Tryumph Outerwear Jacket- Limited Edition! For first 3 to donate $500!
$500CORPORATE BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP PRIVILEGES Shout out link to your business on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In. Signed poster for your business!
$1,000CORPORATE SILVER LEVEL SPONSORSHIP PRIVILEGES Officially Listed as one of my Sponsors for the year at ALL competitions and ALL seasonal media shout outs. Signed Poster for your business.
$5,000CORPORATE GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIP PRIVILEGES Officially listed as one of my Sponsors for the year at ALL competitions and ALL seasonal media shout outs. Will also put a sticker on my helmet and skis representing your company. Signed Poster for your business.