February 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm , by Amanda Wolfe
Have you been watching the Olympics as obsessively as we have? Curious about whether any of our favorite Olympians are also do-gooders at heart, we did a little research and learned about snowboarder Hannah Teter (who just won silver in the halfpipe event and was the halfpipe gold medalist in Torino).
Teter has been sponsoring a water sanitation effort in Kirindon, Africa for the last three years through her Hannah’s Gold foundation, which sells Vermont maple syrup to raise money for the project. (Teter also has a Ben & Jerry’s flavor named after her—Maple Blondie—and a portion of the proceeds also benefit her foundation.)
She also recently announced that she’s selling Sweet Cheecks underwear (“panties with purpose,” of course) and will be donating $5 from the sale of each pair to Doctors Without Borders. And if that wasn’t enough, she’s also giving any winnings from Vancouver to the Haiti relief effort.
We like Olympians with hearts of gold. (Sorry, just couldn’t resist.) Do any of your favorite winter athletes support charities?