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File #: 14-0388    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/5/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/11/2014 Final action: 3/11/2014
Title: Supervisor Santiago requesting the Board: 1) Authorize the Chair's signature on Proclamations honoring El Dorado County Olympic athletes, Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman and Hannah Teter; 2) Receive brief comments from Ms. Lorna Perpall, Placerville grandmother of Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe gold medalist Maddie Bowman; 3) Receive Invitation to join California State Senator Ted Gaines, Supervisor Santiago and South Lake Tahoe City Council Members at a Welcome Home Olympians event to be held on March 15th, at 1:40p.m., at Sierra at Tahoe. (Est. Time: 10 Min.)
Attachments: 1. Proclamations.pdf
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Supervisor Santiago requesting the Board:
1) Authorize the Chair's signature on Proclamations honoring El Dorado County Olympic athletes, Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman and Hannah Teter;
2) Receive brief comments from Ms. Lorna Perpall, Placerville grandmother of Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe gold medalist Maddie Bowman;
3) Receive Invitation to join California State Senator Ted Gaines, Supervisor Santiago and South Lake Tahoe City Council Members at a Welcome Home Olympians event to be held on March 15th, at 1:40p.m., at Sierra at Tahoe.  (Est. Time: 10 Min.)
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Meyers, California, a community of 3,000, on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, may now be on the international map as having the most gold medals per capita.
 
Jamie Anderson and Maddie Bowman both won Olympic gold medals for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe, respectively, with Hanah Teter placing fourth in snowboarding halfpipe at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
 
Ms. Anderson, 23, is a professional snowboarder who grew up in Meyers, California. She won her Olympic gold medal in the women's inaugural snowboard slopesyle competition at Sochi in February and was also an eight-time medalist at the Winter X Games winning gold medals in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. She is the fifth of eight children to Lauren and Joey Anderson of Meyers.
 
Maddie Bowman, 20, a Meyers resident, attending college in Utah, struck gold in the inaugural women's Olympic freestyle skiing halfpipe competion and has brought home gold medals in the Winter X Games in 2013 and 2014 superpipe division. Maddie also received honors as the top halfpipe skier by the Association of Freeskiing Professionals. Her mother, Sue Perpall, is a coach for the El Dorado High School Ski/Board Team; and Maddie's grandmother, Lorna Perpall, is a well-known music educator on the West Slope of El Dorado County.
 
Hannah Teter, 27, from Meyers, was a 2006 Olympic gold and 2010 Olympic silver medalist in the women's snowboarding halfpipe. She finished fourth at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the halfpipe event and has been a six-time medalist in the Winter X Games taking a gold medal in 2003.
 
The South Shore of Lake Tahoe will host a procession of fire trucks provided by the City of South Lake Tahoe and Lake Valley Fire Protection District that will roll from South Tahoe High School at 1:00 p.m. along US Highway 50 to Meyers and escorted to Sierra at Tahoe by the California Highway Patrol, greeted by the South Tahoe High School Marching Band, where a Welcome Home Olympians celebration will take place at Sierra's new Solstice Plaza, a grand opening event, as well, at 1:40pm. The South Tahoe High School Choir will sing the National Anthem and proclamations will be presented by Senator Ted Gaines, Supervisor Norma Santiago and theCity of South Lake Tahoe.
 
The Board of Supervisors and public is invited to celebrate our El Dorado County Olympians at Sierra at Tahoe on Saturday, March 15th, at 1:40pm.
 
(Parking will be limited and carpooling or public transportation is advised.)