This year’s Athlete FaceOff is underway. Most recently, the WSF awarded 32 athletes and teams Travel & Training Fund grants with support from Gatorade and last year’s #WSFFaceOff donors. Champion athletes Brenda Villa, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana and Jamie Whitmore weigh in on what the Travel & Training Fund means to them.
To eight-time X Games medalist and WSF Athlete Advisory Panel member Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, competing against the best skateboarding had to offer was incredibly important. Although she was fortunate to have sponsors, some of her fellow boarders weren’t as lucky — a story that holds true across every single sport.