Journey to Beijing
Organized by: Tyler Carter
EVENT DATE Sep 24, 2018
“Never ever give up, because you can accomplish anything if you try"
Tyler “TC” Carter - 2x Paralympian, United States Paralympic Alpine National Ski Team, motivational speaker and youth mentor. Tyler lost his right leg below the knee at the age of one due to a congenital condition known as Fibular Hemimelia (which means he was born without the fibula bone). Not letting this deter him he participated in various sports and activities while growing up including basketball, swimming, tennis, dance, and karate. He eventually found his true calling in the form of alpine skiing. Thanks to a combined effort from the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports and the National Sports Center for the Disabled Tyler fell in love with skiing and quickly moved up in the standings. After being awarded a scholarship to attend and spectate the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games a dream was formed, to compete at the games and represent Team USA. Four years later Tyler had his chance when he was named to the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Team that would compete in Sochi, Russia. Since then he has competed at the 2015 World Championships, World Cups and the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Games with some Top 20 and Top 15 finishes to his name. While ski racing is a major part of Tyler’s life it is not the only passion he has. Tyler has a huge heart and is a strong believer in giving back to communities. He volunteers with varies programs and spends much of his free time giving back to the groups that helped get him started including the Pennsylvania Center for Adaptive Sports, Amputee Coalition of America, and the National Sports Center for the Disabled just to name a few. Tyler enjoys promoting living healthy and active lifestyles among students and schools across the country with the help of Classroom Champions. He has also used yoga as a powerful tool to helping others. Tyler also does public speaking events and loves to share his passions and journey.
Tyler is looking for financial sponsors to help him train. Ski racing is an expensive sport and costs around $25,000 each year. This includes buying new equipment (such as skis and ski boots, ski prosthesis), seasonal lodging, food costs, race fees, traveling fees, and much more. Any donation will help him work towards his goal! Thank you for your support and if you wish to learn more about Tyler or contact him check out his website, http://www.tcskiusa.com