Myffy Davis: 'Now We are the Mentors'

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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 1998 (Winter), no. 14
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Subject Skis and Skiing--Periodicals; Skiing--Utah--History
Description Generic description: The Utah Ski and Snowboard Archives is one of the most comprehensive collections in the entire country for research into the history and development of Utah's prospering winter sports industry. The archives document the history of ski competition on local, national, and international levels; the founding of major resorts; snow safety and avalanche control; ski equipment; ski instruction; freestyle skiing; the 10th Mountain Division; back-country skiing; and virtually every facet of winter sports in Utah and the surrounding region. The archives are the repository for the Salt Lake Winter Olympics Games Bid Committee records and the records of the 2002 games themselves.
Table of Contents 1998 Ski Archives Honorees; Muffy Davis: 'Now We are the Mentors'; Bill Marolt: "U.S. Will Win 12 Medals in 2002"; Alan Engen: 'For the Love of Skiing'; Ski Archives Outreaches - To World Cup Festivities; 1998 Ski Affair Fun-Makers Keep History Current
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Date 1998-12
Type Image
Format application/pdf
Identifier winter_1998to1999.xml
Source Accn 1086
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Is Part of Ski Archive
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Coverage Temporal Winter, 1998-1989
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Winter 1998-1999
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks; Chris Anderson
ARK ark:/87278/s69c6wr0
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2002-01-08
Date Modified 2015-12-11
ID 190223
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s69c6wr0

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Title Myffy Davis: 'Now We are the Mentors'
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description MUFFY DAVIS: `NOW WE ARE THE MENTORS' When 11 of America's finest winter sports athletes were honored at the 1998 Ski Affair, they were represent- ed at the microphone by Muffy Davis, bronze medal winner at the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games. While the athletes clutched their miniature skis and snowboards designating them as J. Willard Marriott Library Ski Archives pro- gram "History-Makers" for winning medals at the 1997 World Alpine/Snowboard Championships and at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games, Muffy's remarks brought the throng to its feet in a rousing ovation. Following are excerpts from her address: "It is truly an honor to be recognized and remembered in history with the amazing - athletes%ZiZIividuals who- have in the past been hon- ored here (Ski Affair) each year. Thank you! "Winning an Olympic, Paralympic or World Cup medal is probably one of the greatest moments anyone can have. It is truly an amaz- ing feeling to know that in Pnmlynpic nzedulist, Mufi~ Davis, challenges lzer,fellow "History-Mukers" hejtire 550 donors and d&rs. something you are one of the best in the world. Ski t@air `History-Makers' leave mementos: autographs. head and I never quit trying. While it wasn't easy, in fact quite frustrating at times, eventually I gained the skills to ski race. And then I was Off. "Now it is our duty as top world-class athletes to give back to all those people who helped keep us going and enabled us to reach our goals. We can do this by being positive role models for kids and for adults, and help inspire them to be the best they can be and to go out and accomplish their dreams. "For me, the neatest part of being an elite athlete is the opportunity to influence and inspire kids and adults. What an amazing feeling knowing that you made a difference, an impact on someone's life. "Weneed-togaback&&- - local developmental pro- grams and give advice and motivation to the kids. Now we need to be the mentors, like Jimmie, and inspire the up-and-coming athletes to keep working and driving ahead towards their goals, so that when the 2002 Olympics come to this "When an athlete wins a medal and stands on beautiful city (Salt Lake City), the U.S. Ski, the podium, they are standing there alone. Snowboard and Freestyle teams are the best What you don't see are the hundreds of peo- in the world. ple, family, friends, coaches who supported them through all the years and helped them "Finally, while winning an Olymp ic medal is each and every day to accomplish their goals. a dream come true, we should not forget the At times we athletes forget all these people true spirit of the Games-striving to do your do to help us.. . so when an athlete wins a best and just simply participating and repre- medal at the Olympics, it should not be just senting your country well. them standing at that podium but all those "Therefore, I would like to close by reading people, friends and supporters who enabled the Olympic Creed: them to accomplish that goal. "`The most important thing in the "When I broke my back, I thought my life Olympic Games is not to win but to take was over. I thought I would never accomplish part, just as the most important thing in my goal of competing in the Olympics. But life is not the triumph but the struggle. when I was in the hospital, Jimmie Heuga The essential thing is not to have con- came to visit me. He told me `never quit try- quered but to have fought well.`" ing!`... When I first started to mono-ski I was told that I would never be able to ski race, but Jimmie's words kept ringing loudly in my
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier muffy_davis.jpg
Source Accn 1086
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Coverage Temporal Winter, 1998-1989
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Winter 1998-1999; Page 2
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2005-03-16
ID 190181
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s69c6wr0/190181