Alaska Travel Industry Assn. enlists Olympian's help

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 president.

"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."

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