Lindsey Vonn shares warm wishes to Kate Del Fava as she extends her contract with Utah Royals FC

Media Interview Sessions - Laureus World Sports Awards Madrid 2024
Media Interview Sessions - Laureus World Sports Awards Madrid 2024

Lindsey Vonn extended heartwarming wishes to Kate Del Fava on signing a contract extension with Utah Royals FC. Fava will play for the soccer club through 2026 with an opportunity to make a team for 2027.

Lindsey Vonn, 39, the former alpine skier with 82 World Cup victories, retired from her sport in 2019. But her association with sporting avenues is in full form even after five years into retirement. Having a passion for F1, Vonn extended support to Soccer as well, committed to empowering women, and sparked interest among underserved sports enthusiasts.

In March 2024, Vonn announced her investment in Royal Utah FC's re-launch in the National Women's Soccer League. The 39-year-old took pride in her decision to donate 25 tickets to underserved girls in every Utah Royals' home match through The Lindsey Vonn Foundation. She thus looks forward to igniting passion in at least one future NSWL athlete's heart.

Kate Del Fava, one of the two original Royals athletes from the 2020 roster, re-joined the team in 2023. The prizest tutee of head coach Amy Rodriguez, her first goal of 2024 anchored the Utah Royals team to a 2-1 victory over opponent North Carolina Courage. She also became the first player of the season to play every minute of the ten matches Royals played this season.

Vonn couldn't contain her excitement at the news of Del Fava's contract expansion, which was shared by Utah Royals' X page. She welcomed Kate Del Fava to the team with a celebration and positive vibe emoji and a red heart.

The original post of Royals read:

"Signing a contract extension where it all began," paired with a video montage of Kate Del Fava.

Lindsey Vonn likes to forge paths for athletes who will follow next

2024 Laureus World Sport Awards Madrid - Red Carpet
2024 Laureus World Sport Awards Madrid - Red Carpet

Lindsey Vonn has retired with four World Cup overall Championship titles and several injuries. During her time, she was one of the most successful skiers and wanted to inspire the next generation of athletes. She set up the Lindsey Vonn Foundation to provide aid to underrepresented women.

Away from the competitive arena, Vonn wishes to become the one carving paths for athletes to have a seamless journey ahead, as told to The Athletics in 2024.

"I like setting paths that no one else has paved before and making it easier for someone coming up behind me to achieve what they dream."

Teaming up with David Blitzer and Ryan Smith, Vonn stepped in as the co-owner of Utah Royals FC.

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