Fans can design Vail racer Vonn’s Olympic helmet |

Fans can design Vail racer Vonn’s Olympic helmet

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
NBC Olympics/USSAVail's Lindsey Vonn is looking for gold at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February

VAIL, Colorado –Fans will have a chance to design the Olympic helmet of World Champion Lindsey Vonn, of Vail. invites fans to join in the Countdown to Vancouver and participate in the “Design Lindsey’s Helmet” contest, beginning Monday.

Vonn is challenging fans to convince her that their artwork is what she wants to feature on her helmet while soaring down the slopes during the upcoming 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

“This is your chance to be with me in Vancouver,” said Vonn.-“Whether you’re an aspiring graphic designer or just someone who likes to doodle all day, it doesn’t matter if you snow plow down the bunny slopes, tree-ski in waist deep powder, or just hang in the lodge, I want to see your designs.”

To enter the contest, fans as young as 13 years old can log on to and enter original artwork by Dec. 21. A team of judges will narrow the submissions down to a final three designs, which will be showcased on the first week of January. Fans will then have the opportunity to log on and vote to help Vonn decide on the winning design.

The voting closes on Jan. 11 with the winner to be announced in late January. The grand prize winner for the “Design Lindsey’s Helmet” contest will be awarded a trip for two to Vail. Prizes also include a pair of Head skis and bindings and a Uvex helmet and goggles.

Fans can follow the Vancouver Bound Vonn all season long at, or get insider news through the Team’s new Fan Club.

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