A MESSAGE FROM LORRAINE AND QUINN: We are Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter, two figure skaters with a passion for Ice Dance and a desire to share our love of our sport with as many people around the world as we can. We are asking for your help as we work towards our dream of bringing home Olympic Gold for the United States. We have been skating together for ten years and are the reigning U.S. National Champions at the Junior level of Ice Dance.
After earning the silver medal at the 2015 Junior World Figure Skating Championships in March, we are ranked 2nd in the world. We’ve also placed first at both of our Junior Grand Prix events this season. These victories have given us the confidence for our next event, the Junior Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, Spain, where we aspire to take the gold once again.
In order to make our dream a reality, we must be committed to our sport in every way possible and bring our training to new levels. Our practice regimen must continue to expand, both on and off the ice. This will add a greater financial burden to what is already a very expensive sport. We are both very fortunate to have supportive families who do everything possible to help us achieve our goals. Our dedication is unlimited, and our families will continue to do all that they can, but now we need your help to reach the next level. Our goal for this competitive season is to raise $20,000 of community support. Any funding we receive will go towards costumes, skates, coaching fees, and ice time fees. With the demand for more intensive training, these expenses grow each year. With your kindness and generosity, you can be part of our success and make this goal a reality!
Thank you sincerely for your time and support and please share this with your friends and family.
All the best,
Lorraine and Quinn
NEW ENGLAND AMATEUR SKATING FUND
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT LORRAINE & QUINN’S SKATING: You can support Lorraine and Quinn’s skating by making a tax-deductible donation to the New England Amateur Skating Foundation (NEASF). Please make your check payable to the NEASF and include one or both of the custom donation forms we have included below. The address for contributions is at the end of this page.
ABOUT THE NEASF: The NEASF is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist competitive amateur skaters. All Regional, Sectional, National and International skaters are eligible for assistance. The mission of the New England Amateur Skating Foundation is to help competitive skaters by defraying some of their ever-increasing expenses. With many skaters in need of support, the Foundation, a tax-exempt organization, offers the opportunity of sponsorship to anyone who would like to help.
Donations are received from both individuals and corporations. The monies collected are then used to defray skating-related expenses such as ice time, lessons, costumes, equipment, competition fees, strength training, ballet, off-ice classes and travel expenses. The NEASF Allocations Committee reviews its information about a skater and allocates funds accordingly. Information reviewed includes comments and recommendations of clubs, professionals and donors, as well as the experience and competitive level of the skater. The skater must submit a bill or bills signed by the skater as well as the head coach. If the skater is under 18 years of age, the bills must be signed by a parent and the head coach. Payment is made directly to the vendor or provider of the services.
One hundred percent of your donation goes to the skater. The NEASF charges no fees and there are no deductions of any kind. All of the operating expenses of the Foundation are paid by volunteers. All donations are used to help the skaters. The NEASF is tax-exempt under 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations, therefore, are usually deductible. You should consult with your tax accountant or advisor as to how your contributions is to be treated.
If you have further questions, please contact Missy Bennet at:
New England Amateur Skating Foundation
P.O. BOX 6881
Providence, RI. 02940
For your convenience, we have provided custom NEASF donation forms for Lorraine and Quinn. Please include one or both with your donation to NEASF to insure that your contribution will go towards Lorraine and Quinn’s skating expenses.