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.