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Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Teter Strikes
“Gold” with Maple Syrup Venture

Snowboarding Star and Vermont Native Launches
“Hannah’s Gold” Syrup to Benefit World Vision


McLean, VA/ Federal Way, WA, November 2, 2006-–Olympic gold medalist Hannah Teter has taken her success from the halfpipe to the business world with the creation of “Hannah’s Gold,” a Grade A medium amber pure Vermont maple syrup tapped from the trees not far from her house. Proceeds from the sales of “Hannah’s Gold” will benefit World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to tackling the causes of poverty. “Hannah’s Gold” is available online at www.hannahsgold.com.

“Growing up in Vermont, syrup has always been a staple in my life and I figured what better way to raise money then to bottle syrup,” said Teter. “With my success in snowboarding, I am in position to help others and am thrilled to partner with World Vision to raise money for a great cause.”

A family tradition, each year the Teter clan ventures into the woods behind their Belmont, VT home to gather sap from nearby trees to make maple syrup. Following the winter season, Hannah, her four brothers and their parents come together to boil down the sap they collected. Once the syrup is formed, the Teter family tops the day off by pouring their homemade syrup over a fresh bowl of snow. From this family tradition, Hannah and her mother, Pat, decided to take it a step further in an effort to raise money for charity through a specialty line of homemade syrup, “Hannah’s Gold.”

“World Vision greatly appreciates Hannah's dedication to providing life's basics to children living in extreme poverty," said Dana Buck, Director of Corporate Alliances for World Vision. “’Hannah's Gold’ is a wonderful product that represents a young, successful woman with great potential. World Vision is dedicated to giving all children the opportunity they deserve to fulfill their potential.”

Teter’s sponsors, Burton and Okemo, are supporting her efforts by donating $11 dollars for every bottle of “Hannah’s Gold” sold. “Hannah’s Gold” has been featured recently in The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Daily News, Scholastic and The Sports Business Daily.

Rising to stardom after capturing gold in the women’s halfpipe event at the 2006 Winter Olympics, 19-year-old Teter has become the face of female snowboarding armed with her free-spirited attitude and jubilant personality. The only female rider to play a role in snowboarding’s first mainstream movie, “First Descent”, Teter has earned national notoriety since returning from Torino complete with everything from waiving the green flag to start the 48th Annual Daytona 500 to garnering an ESPY Award this summer as the Top Female Action Sports Athlete. Teter has been a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “Martha Stewart Living”, “Good Morning America”, “Today” and “TRL” and has been featured in ESPN The Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, People, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Teen People and USA Today among others.

Octagon is the world’s largest sports and entertainment representation and marketing agency with global expertise in consulting, athletes & personalities, event management, property representation, marketing solutions, licensing and merchandising, talent procurement and television rights and production. As part of The Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG), one of the world’s leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services, Octagon employs more than 1,000 people in 60 offices around the world. For further information please visit: www.octagon.com.
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