A consummate competitor who returned to form with a bronze at the X Games this past winter, then celebrated in style with a 25th birthday bash at Aspen’s Sky Hotel, Hannah’s rock-star scorecard includes Gold in Torino, Silver in Vancouver, and multiple X Games medals. Even with this list of accolades, fame hasn’t gone to her head. She’s still just a down-to-earth girl who doesn’t just squash the competition, but one-ups them by donating her winnings to charity—a move that earned the true Vermonter her own Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor. The best example of her presence outside the halfpipe arena is Hannah’s Gold (www.hannahsgold.com), a nonprofit she founded to turn Vermont maple syrup sales into new schools and fresh drinking water for the village of Kirindon, Kenya. Raising more than $200,000 through this ongoing World Vision effort is just one of her noble causes. Hannah has lent her celebrity in support of PETA’s Save the Seals campaign and founded Sweet Cheeks, an organization that sells panties for charity. Not to mention ditching her base layer for SI’s cameras—a move she also dedicated to women not being ashamed of their bodies. Lurkers beware; she got her competitive edge by keeping up with her four brothers.
It was an honor to be invited as one of the Ambassador Athletes to the Special Olympics World Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Like thousands of others, I flew a super long distance to be a part of one the most amazing events of the year. I was joi... read more
Charity is something that has been really important to me for a long time. Over the last few year’s I have been fortunate enough to be able to donate contest earnings and the proceeds from my Vermont Maple syrup company, Hannah’s Gold, to the vi... read more
It's been a pretty awesome summer and now that it's winding down and fall is upon us, it's time to hit the hammer and get ready for another winter! But since we still have a few more warm days, we have got to take advantage of them. Cross training is... read more
I’ve been getting to know the awesome people at Special Olympics this year, and I’ve been incredibly taken by the amazing work that they do providing an experience of equality for the special needs population around the world. Special Olympic... read more