Local Olympian Dallas Robinson still has some bobsled racing to do this weekend in Sochi, Russia. The Kentucky native told KentuckySports.co in an interview yesterday afternoon, he will auction his Olympic speed suit when the 2014 Winter Olympics conclude this weekend. Robinson says that 100-percent of the money that is raised will go to the Special Olympics. See a statement by Robinson below:
It’s been both an honor to serve and represent my country through military service and the Olympics. I’ve been blessed with many gifts and life experiences that some less fortunate may never get to experience. I want to do anything I can to help and support the Special Olympics and encourage people to pursue their dreams. This suit would have simply collected dust in my office…With your help…This Olympic speed suit can help another reach their life’s goal! #LIVEGIVELOVE
Robinson, and driver Nick Cunningham, placed 13th Monday in the two-man competition. The four-man’s first two heats will take place Saturday morning.
Dallas is a graduate of Oldham County High School and and Eastern Kentucky University. He is the only Kentuckian representing team USA in Sochi.
Here are a few pictures of Robinson’s speed suit and some of him wearing the suit in action.
We will be sure to post the link to the auction following the Olympics in case you would like to help the cause. Comment with your thoughts below.