MARCIE MORGAN - Founder of Seven Seals Racing Team & President USA Downhill Skateboarding Association
Marcie Morgan is the founder of Seven Seals Racing Team, an organization that supports girls, women and under-represented athletes in Gravity Sports Racing. In 2022, Marcie secured her placement on the Women’s USA Downhill Team, at the age of 42 and is currently ranked 2nd in the United States for Women’s Downhill Skating. Marcie is the mother of two wonderful sons, and has become a part of the first mother and son duo in downhill skating.
In 2022, Marcie created a funding and athlete promotion campaign in order for the USA Team to compete in Argentina at the World Skate Games. The campaign raised over $30,000, which led to the envisioning of a non-profit organization that would continue to support the top athletes in the US. Subsequently, she co-founded the USA Downhill Skateboarding Association where she currently serves as President.
Because of her commitment to inspire more female participation in gravity sports, Marcie was recently invited to appear on a segment of Seattle's King 5 Evening Show. As part of her dedication to supporting the sport, she also became one of the founding members of the newly formed Women's International Downhill Skateboarding Association, which gives women the space they need to discuss the issues that directly impact them and to advocate for change to have a fair and equitable opportunity to represent their countries on the world stage.
The funds from this award would go toward reducing the barriers to entry for female athletes, including training workshops; scholarships; safety gear; and work towards building more partnerships, grants and sponsorships for female athletes, with a goal to focus on creating a pathway of progression for girls and women to get into the sport and work their way into Top Tier Racing.