Fast and Female
This past weekend, Gould played host to Fast and Female, a Canadian based organization dedicated to empowering young women through sport. It was created by 2006 Olympic cross country skiing gold medal winner Chandra Crawford.
Here’s a great video of Chandra explaining the organization and the events they host.
I had the pleasure of watching this group work first hand as I wandered the frozen upper field snapping photographs of cross country skiers sprinting or gliding across a frosty surface.
Clearly, fun ruled the day for 140 9-19 year old girls and young women from across New England who were able to work with Olympians and US Ski Team members.
What an opportunity.
Here are a few photos from the event including many of our Nordic skiers via our flickr site. Thanks to all the other photographers that day, including Mrs. Shifrin! (You’ll find a shot of her on assignment included in the slide show below as well as many of her photos.)
If you want to read more about Fast and Female at Gould, check out a recent press release they issued.