Fast and Female

January 14, 2011

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.

 

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  1. […] in Rumford, ME will be at Gould Academy on Saturday, January 7 for the Fast and Female event. It’s the second consecutive year Gould has hosted the event. Some happy faces at Fast and Female […]

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