World Cup Dreams Partners with Givego to Foster Athlete Mentorship

Aug 11, 2021

The World Cup Dreams Foundation is excited to announce a partnership with on-demand virtual coaching & connectivity platform, Givego, which the organization will use to connect its elite team of athletes to the up-and-coming junior team as part of its mentorship initiatives.

The World Cup Dreams Foundation is excited to announce a partnership with on-demand virtual coaching & connectivity platform, Givego, which the organization will use to connect its elite team of athletes to the up-and-coming junior team as part of its mentorship initiatives.

“Givego’s one-of-a-kind virtual learning platform is ideal for connecting our athletes to one another, so that the athletes who are skiing World Cups can provide coaching and feedback to our younger group of juniors,” Tommy Biesemeyer, Executive Director of WCD Foundation, said.

The vertical integration of Givego’s platform is helping World Cup Dreams achieve its mission of athletes giving back to inspire younger generations. Each member of the World Cup Dreams senior team, which includes Alice Merryweather, Erik Arvidsson, Nina O’Brien, Lila Lapanja and AJ Ginnis, will be mentors to a team of junior athletes, who they can asynchronously connect with, bringing inspiration, encouragement and experience to the greater team.

“The goal is to create a meaningful connection among the team of athletes we are helping to support and to help bring up the younger athletes. Skiers like Alice Merryweather, who has been competing on the World Cup speed tour for more than five years, has a lot of valuable experience to share with a young up-and-comer trying to win at a lower level,” Biesemeyer said.

The virtual, easy-to-use platform is ideal for a team whose members are in different locations all around the world at any given time. During busy training and racing seasons connecting athletes to one another in a meaningful way has been a challenge, but through use of the Givego app, it’s now easy to connect with mentors, athletes and experts you look up to.

"Helping World Cup Dreams build camaraderie amongst their team of athletes has been a dream for us. When you surround yourself with people that push you, who have more experience than you, it's very likely you'll rise to the occasion and perform better. By connecting the Gold team with the Junior Team, Givego unlocks this very effect. We could not be more excited to be supporting such an important organization," Willie Ford, Founder of Givego, said.



About Givego:

Givego is an online marketplace built by athletes for athletes in Salt Lake City, UT. Givego delivers a proprietary mobile technology that connects passionate enthusiasts with world-renowned experts across multiple disciplines with the sole objective of helping people improve. Givego’s community of experts range from Olympic and professional athletes to some of the most sought-after instructors and coaches certified by leading NGB’s. www.givego.io

About World Cup Dreams Foundation:

World Cup Dreams Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has worked for more than a decade supporting elite ski racers who require additional funding not fully provided by the national federation. Their annual grant program has allocated over $2.3M to aspiring athletes, helping them reach their dreams. In addition, WCD athletes work within the ski and youth communities to give back and support the growth of their sport. www.worldcupdreams.org