Women ski jumpers get a hand from chocolate brand
BETTY'S TASTY BUTTONS has just released a special “Support Equality: Let Them Jump in 2010” box of hand-crafted fudge to support equality for women in sport. Elizabeth Begosh, owner of this Philadelphia-based confection business, is a retired world-class cyclist who created the popular Bomb Diggity fudge “because its bold like the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team.”
Ski Jumping is the only event in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games that excludes women. Despite having the numbers of athletes and numbers of countries to participate that meet the requirements of the IOC, women have been excluded from Games, though the fight continues to persuade the IOC to change its mind. Betty’s Tasty Buttons is donating half of the proceeds from these special boxes of “Bomb Diggity” chocolates to support the training and development activities of the Visa U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping team.
Boxes can be purchased for $8 at www.bettysfudge.com or calling 267-269-2347. To sign the petition to include women in the 2010 Games, visit www.wsj2010.com. For more information about women’s ski jumping, visit www.wsjusa.com .