Celebration of Life honoring Steven Holcomb Scheduled
9 Jun, 2017
Event to be held at Utah Olympic Park, Saturday, June 10
On behalf of the Holcomb family, the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and USA Bobsled and Skeleton invite members of the community to a Celebration of Life for Steven Holcomb on Saturday, June 10 at 2:00 PM at Utah Olympic Park. The Celebration and a reception will be held in the summer pavilion located behind the Quinney Welcome Center at Utah Olympic Park. An evening gathering of family, athletes, and friends will assemble to do a track walk at 9:00 PM, with shuttle service starting at 8:00 PM.
Park City native, Steven Holcomb, participated in numerous local sports growing up, including soccer, football, basketball, baseball, running track and mountain biking. He spent 12 years ski racing with the Park City Ski Team and graduated in 1997 from the Winter Sports School of Park City. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boys Scouts of America and was active in many local community activities. His bobsledding interests started in 1998 when he went to a local USA Bobsled team try-out and was invited to stay for an additional week. He made his first World Cup appearance in Calgary in November of 1998, competing as a push athlete for driver Brian Shimer.
Steven Holcomb competed for Team USA in three Olympic Winter Games, making history in Vancouver 2010 when he piloted the "Night Train" U.S. four-man bobsled team to the gold medal. It marked the first U.S. gold medal in the event since 1948. In Sochi 2014, he went on to win bronze medals in both two- and four-man bobsled.
Having competed for the U.S. since 1998, Holcomb also won five world titles among his 10 World Championship medals. He was a six-time overall World Cup champion, and 60-time World Cup medalist. Additionally, he served in the Utah Army National Guard for seven years (1999-2006) and took part in the Army World Class Athlete Program.
In lieu of flowers, the Holcomb family has asked that donations may be made in memory of Steven to USA Bobsled & Skeleton for elite athletes in need of financial support or GivingVision.org, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping keratoconus patients.
Link to donate: https://usbsf.wufoo.com/forms/steven-holcomb-memorial-fund/
About Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation: The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation is a Utah nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for managing and maintaining world-class facilities and providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate and excel in winter sport. Inspired by the success and momentum of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games - considered by many the most successful Winter Games ever staged - the Foundation has placed a focus on embracing, engaging and involving Utah's youth in winter sport. The Foundation supports national sport organizations and community recreational winter sport programs, as well as subsidizes the operation of three Olympic venues: Utah Olympic Oval, Utah Olympic Park, and Soldier Hollow. For more information, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org or call 435-658-4200.
About Utah Olympic Park: Built for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Utah Olympic Park is located 28 miles east of Salt Lake City in Park City, Utah. Today, Utah Olympic Park is a vibrant multi-use facility focused on developing and growing winter sport participation in the state of Utah. Designated an Official U.S. Olympic Training Site by the United States Olympic Committee, the venue provides year-round competition and training facilities for Olympic and development level athletes. For the public, the venue features a variety of adventure activities including bobsled rides, zip lines, alpine slide, ropes courses as well as Olympic-heritage exhibits in the Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. For more information about the venue, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org or call 435-658-4200.
About USA Bobsled & Skeleton: USA Bobsled & Skeleton, based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. The USABS would like to thank its sponsors, suppliers and contributors for their support: BMW of North America, Under Armour, Kampgrounds of America, Thorne, Boomerang Carnets, Classroom Champions, Aspen Institute's Project Play, Tesa Tape, Hudl Technique, Ferris Mfg. Corp, Stress Engineering, Machintek, deBotech, Carpenter and PVS International. For more information, please visit the USABS website at www.usabs.com.