ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA)
is sponsoring Olympic snowboarder and Alaska native Rosey Fletcher
and enlisting her to promote travel to the state this season.
During her snowboarding competition at the 2002 Olympic Winter
Games in Salt Lake City, Fletcher will wear a helmet with a decal
of ATIA's Web site address, www.travelalaska.com.
"We are pleased to work with such a poised young woman who, we
believe, personifies the Alaska spirit," said Tina Lindgren, ATIA
"She will have the world's attention in February when she
competes in the Olympic GS/Parallel snowboarding event, and we hope
Rosey can take advantage of that attention to help spread the
message that Alaska is a great place to visit."