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U.S. Figure Skating announces new matching grant program

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(01/11/2010) - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - U.S. Figure Skating's Collegiate Skating Program will continue to grow thanks to the generous support of Sands Point, N.Y., residents Paul and Francine Mozer, who have established a matching gift incentive to benefit the program.

In 2007, the Mozers pledged $60,000 in honor of U.S. Figure Skating's Collegiate Skating Program, helping college athletes in more than 50 schools continue skating at the college level. Their generosity helped strengthen collegiate programs nationwide, many of which receive little or no financial assistance from their respective institutions.

To encourage continued support of U.S. Figure Skating's Collegiate Skating Program, every dollar contributed to support collegiate skating through December 31, 2011, will be matched up to $25,000.

"Paul and Francine's commitment to the college athlete and the sport of figure skating at the college level is unmatched," said David Raith, executive director of U.S. Figure Skating. "Their stewardship is inspiring, and I'm hopeful that our members and friends will share in their vision of providing a competitive college experience for skaters who want to continue their passion while pursuing their undergraduate degrees."

To contribute to U.S. Figure Skating's Collegiate Skating Program, please visit www.usfigureskating.org, and click on the "Donate" button at the top of the page. To learn more about how a charitable gift can make a difference in the lives of collegiate skaters on and off the ice, please contact Stacey Marsh, U.S. Figure Skating director of development, at smarsh@usfigureskating.org or 719.228.3424.