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    Inoue and Baldwin donate COI earnings

    I thought this was pretty cool. I read that John had been doing investments on line. He must have done pretty well to be able to afford to do this.

    It's a very nice gesture.

    PAIRS SKATERS RENA INOUE AND JOHN BALDWIN DONATE
    > CHAMPIONS ON ICE FEES TO U.S. FIGURE SKATING MEMORIAL FUND
    >
    > Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 15, 2004) - 2004 U.S. Figure Skating
    pairs
    > champions Rena Inoue and John Baldwin have announced the donation of
    all
    > fees they earn while touring with the Champions on Ice Tour this spring
    to
    > the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund. The Memorial Fund provides
    > qualified U.S. Figure Skating athletes who are in need of financial aid
    > with monetary assistance to pursue their goals both inside and outside
    the
    > competitive arena.
    >
    > Both Inoue and Baldwin received aid from the program in the past and
    have
    > seized this opportunity as a way to help other skaters achieve their
    > goals.
    >
    > "Many families make financial sacrifices in the hopes of fulfilling
    the
    > dreams of talented skaters," Baldwin said. "Pressure can be
    tremendous
    for
    > a skater, and Rena and I hope to help alleviate some of that burden by
    > donating our Champions on Ice fees to the Memorial Fund."
    >
    > Inoue and Baldwin have just completed their fourth and most successful
    > season together. After winning gold at the 2004 State Farm U.S.
    > Championships they went on to place 10th at the World Figure Skating
    > Championships. Inoue is a two-time Olympian for Japan in singles and
    > pairs. Baldwin is a veteran of the State Farm U.S. Championships dating
    > back to 1986 as a novice competitor.
    >
    > "We have been very fortunate to have the support of our families
    and
    that
    > of U.S. Figure Skating," Inoue said. "We want to show our
    appreciation
    by
    > making this donation."
    >
    > The U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund was established on February 23,
    > 1961, as a tribute to the 18 U.S. athletes who lost their lives in an
    > airplane crash just nine days prior. The athletes - as well as 16
    > international officials, judges, coaches and family members, plus 27
    other
    > passengers and 11 crew members - crashed in Belgium on their way to the
    > 1961 World Figure Skating Championships. The "living memorial"
    is
    > committed to awarding skating and academic scholarships to those
    athletes
    > who have demonstrated excellent competitive results and/or academic
    > achievements.
    >
    > Those wishing to make a donation to the Memorial Fund are asked to send
    > checks to the address below. All donations are tax deductible.
    >
    > U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund
    > 20 First Street
    > Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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    Good for I&B!

    Interesting to know that he is making money on the market. Up till last year he was still selling cars!

    dpp

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    Wow, that certainly is a great thing for them to do. I do hope that gain some great karma for this (although I know that isn't why they're doing it....they still deserve some good things for the future!).

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    What a sweet gesture. Thanx for posting that for us. Those two have great heads on their shoulders. :D

    My friends and I had the good pleasure to chat with John's parents at the airport for a bit before we left US Nats in Atlanta and they are both so sweet and kind. Quite the characters too! LOL :D

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    Thanks for posting that article! It's nice to read stories like that & it just makes me respect I&B even more!

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