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U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Utah Ski Resorts Collect Ski Goggles For Medical Workers

Apr 8, 2020, 8:12 PM | Updated: Jul 26, 2022, 11:10 pm

PARK CITY, Utah — Since the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed, and all Utah ski resorts are closed, that means a lot of people in the Park City area might not need their ski goggles anymore. Doctors and nurses could use them, especially since personal protective gear — like face visors and shields — are in short supply.

That’s why U.S. Ski and Snowboard based in Park City is spreading the word about donating your ski goggles. They set up a donation point outside their building. In the past week alone, hundreds of goggles have been donated.

They have been sending the donated goggles to hospitals and health care facilities that could use them.

“We thought it’s a chance for us to help during this pandemic in some small way,” said Lara Carlton, who is the communications manager for U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “So, the program aims at getting goggles, new or used, into the hands of health care workers that are fighting the pandemic that don’t have eye protection.”

The effort is called “Goggles for Docs,” and is part of a national effort to get them to medical workers.

Some ski resorts in Utah are also now setting up donation points to help collect goggles.

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Utah Ski Resorts Collect Ski Goggles For Medical Workers