Ex-Olympic star to visit Ipswich

Team Ipswich Sports Foundation have teamed up with Olympic skier Alain Baxter for a Winter Olympics Business Breakfast to raise funds for aspiring and talented athletes.

Team Ipswich Sports Foundation have teamed up with Olympic skier Alain Baxter for a Winter Olympics Business Breakfast to raise funds for aspiring and talented athletes.

Alain, who made British Olympic history by becoming the first Briton to win a medal in alpine skiing, will be talking about his route to success and offering a unique experience to guests as he takes up a coaching role on the Suffolk Dry Slopes.

The event will be taking place at the Suffolk Ski Centre, Wherstead, and is promoted in partnership with the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and presented by Ipswich Sports Ambassador and Sports Foundation Trustee Karen Pickering. Of the event Karen said: “Alain is a really charismatic guy and will have lots to say about competing for GB in the Winter Olympics.

“This is the first time he has been to the Suffolk Ski Centre and hasn't skied on a dry slope for a while but I know he will amaze us. I will be quizzing him over breakfast and then guests will be able to ski on the slope with Alain if they wish.”


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Councillor Judy Terry, Ipswich Borough Council's Arts, Culture & Leisure portfolio-holder, said: “The Team Ipswich Sports Foundation is working hard to raise funds for local athletes who will represent Ipswich and inspire other people in the future.

“Having just commentated for the BBC at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Alain is in hot demand and will be shooting back to his home city of Edinburgh after spending time with us, so we hope that the event will be well supported.”

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The event is taking place on Monday, March 15 from 8-10am and includes breakfast. For more information about the Team Ipswich Sports Foundation and event booking visit www.teamipswich.com

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