Fireworks Sports and Entertainment is pleased to announce the representation of Jessica Jerome, a US Women’s Ski Jumper and 10 Time US National Champion. She is a Olympic Hopeful for the 2014 Sochi Games where Women’s Ski Jumping with make it’s Olympic debut.
Jessica and her parents, Peter Jerome and Barbara Jerome, were instrumental in starting the movement to get women’s ski jumping at higher levels and into the Olympic Games. Peter Jerome bought a “Nonprofit for Dummies” book more than 10 years ago in an effort to start a foundation to raise money to help the fledgling team travel and compete. Today, that once-little 501c3 nonprofit —Women’s Ski Jumping USA — has grown to support the No. 1 team in the world.
Jessica didn’t shy away from the movement. She went on to be an international leader, pushing to prove women ski jumpers belonged on the largest stage in sports. In 2011, Jessica gave an acceptance speech in front of hundreds at the famed Women’s Sports Foundation annual gala. Jessica and her teammates were honored with the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award.
Jessica is looking forward to making the US Olympic Team and representing her country in Sochi.
Read her ESPNW Blog and learn more about Women’s Ski Jumping and Jessica
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