“The public knows me as an Olympic coach and founder of Grassroots to Champions, but the most important part of my life is my family.”
My 22 month old grandson means the world to me, and everyday I am grateful to have him and my family in my life. In 2014, after my grandson was born, I had some Young Artists Showcase skaters create holiday decorations and planned to donate them to our children’s hospital, but, due to regulations, they were not allowed to take them. So we went to the Ronald McDonald House across the street, where everything was accepted with great appreciation. I was struck by the cheerful environment; it felt like a big family! And now, our holiday donations are a tradition. It’s my wish to keep all RMHC services available for all families in need. Every skater needs the support of their coaches and family to thrive, and in the bigger picture, it is imperative that critically ill children have their families with them, including siblings, who may not need medical attention, but must also be attended to so they can thrive as well. Thank you for supporting this important organization and have a great show!
Audrey K Weisiger is a two time US Olympic coach. She was a recipient of the USFS Coach of the Year in 1999 and was recently honored with the F Ritter Shumway Award, a lifetime achievement recognition from the PSA. She currently conducts seminars and camps with Grassroots to Champions, an organization that mentors coaches and their skaters. www.grassrootstochampions.com