Buff Headwear, known for innovative, versatile and multifunctional headwear, provided the United States Women’s Ski Jumping Team and other women ski jumpers from around the world with custom Original Buff head and neck wear to kick off the FIS Ski Jumping World Championships in February 2009. Additionally, Original Buff looks forward to continue supporting these pioneering athletes to gain inclusion rights from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to compete in future Olympic Winter Games. As it stands currently, ski jumping is the only sport in the Winter Games in which women are excluded.
“We are very proud to sponsor the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team with the custom Original Buff! We stand by their cause and look forward to one day watching the women jump in the Winter Olympics Games with their custom Buff Headwear,” says Shirley Choi Brunetti, U.S. general manager. “Buff Headwear has built global name recognition for itself as being the perfect baselayer for winter sports because of its wind and snow protection, as well as moisture management properties; never too hot and never too cold,” Shirley continues.
U.S. athletes, as well as thirteen other renowned ski jumpers from around the world have filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) in the Supreme Court of British Columbia based on the 2006 IOC verdict to not allow women’s ski jumping into the 2010 Olympics. The hearing is set to take place on April 20, 2009.
Please help the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team accomplish their goal by signing the petition here. “It was a great opportunity to have a Custom Buff made with our message. We are always trying to find new mediums to promote women’s ski jumping, and what better way than on a Buff. We have had our message on T-shirts, hats, scarves, and sweatshirts, but the Buff has been the most versatile. The girls wear the Buff on their heads, on their necks, and around their face when they are training,” says Blair Tomten, former ski jumper and general coordinator for the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team (WSJUSA).
Buff has provided each athlete with a Women’s Ski Jumping Custom Original Buff with the message “Women Not Allowed” in English and German. The Original Buff can be worn over 12 different ways to accommodate different temperatures and offer a custom fit. It is made from microfiber fabric to provide superior moisture wicking and dry comfort properties, as well as to reduce skin temperature and maintain hydration. All Buff® models, except the new Merino Wool Buff, incorporate Polygiene technology for active odor and sweat control by releasing non-toxic silver ions to break down odor-causing bacteria.
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About Buff Headwear
Original Buff is based outside of Barcelona, Spain, and opened a U.S. sales office in early 2003. Popular for more than a decade in Europe and used since the show’s inception on CBS’s Survivor television series, Buff Headwear is distributed in more than 45 countries. Buff performance headwear is all about versatility and simplicity – one garment serves many functions. Among other uses, a Buff can be worn as a hat, neck gaiter, balaclava, bandana, scarf, hair band, helmet liner, headband, and pirate-style cap or as a sun, wind or dust screen. Designed to offer technical performance and protection from the elements during a wide range of outdoor activities and sports, Buff Headwear is available in hundreds of styles and designs. For more information on the entire line of Buff performance headwear, call 707.569.9009 or visit the Buff website.