SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Lake Tahoe community will honor its three USA team members in a city-wide celebration, Saturday, March 15.
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Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe, respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be lauded at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.
A procession will take the Olympians via fire truck from South Tahoe High School, onto Highway 50, past the airport and through the town of Meyers, concluding at Sierra Resort. At 1 p.m. community members can line Highway 50 along the route and cheer the Olympian procession.
Attending the festivities will be California Senator. Ted Gaines, El Dorado County Supervisors and South Lake Tahoe City Council members with proclamations for the three Olympians. The party will include autograph signings, live music, food and drink specials, prizes and a raffle with proceeds to the Sierra Foundation, which grooms future world-class athletes.
The South Tahoe High School marching band will greet the Olympians at Sierra-at-Tahoe’s new Solstice Plaza at 1:40 p.m. The National Anthem by the South Tahoe High School Choir will be followed by an introduction from Sierra-at-Tahoe’s General Manager John Rice.
Meyers residents Anderson, Bowman, and Teter has put the tiny town of 3,000 just west of South Lake Tahoe on the international map as having the most gold medals per capita.
Well-wishers and partygoers are encouraged to board buses or carpool to the resort as parking will be limited. The athletes will depart from South Tahoe High School at 1 p.m. Bus schedules, times as well as all event details will be available at sierraattahoe.com.