Olympic gold medalist Shaun White has partnered with Philadelphia 76ers and NJ Devils owners, Josh Harris and David Blitzer, to purchase a popular youth action sports camp in Oregon. The acquisition of We Are Camp marks a significant moment for White, as the camp holds a special place in his heart.
Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, along with Philadelphia 76ers and NJ Devils owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, has acquired the We Are Camp action sports camp in Oregon. The camp, which holds sentimental value for White, provides a range of activities including snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, and skateboarding. The partnership aims to enhance the camp’s offerings and create new opportunities.
A Journey Come Full Circle
Growing up in Oregon, Shaun White spent his formative years honing his skills at the action sports camp in Ft. Hood, Oregon. The camp, established in the late ’80s, offers a range of activities including snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, and skateboarding. White’s memories of his time at the 28-acre campgrounds are cherished, with summers filled with thrilling adventures.
Reflecting on his experiences, White remarked, “As a kid, I was thrilled to spend every summer at Windells and High Cascade Snowboard Camp. The days were filled with snowboarding in the morning, followed by skateboarding, trampolines, and mountain biking in the afternoons. It was an epic experience.”
Elevating a Special Place
Having achieved remarkable success as a snowboarder, Shaun White’s partnership with Harris and Blitzer presents an opportunity to elevate the camp to new heights. White expressed his excitement about the collaboration, saying, “I’m honored to officially partner with We Are Camp alongside Josh and David. I am thrilled to contribute to a place that holds such significance in my life. By June, you’ll know where to find me!”
With a reported value of approximately $10 million, the acquisition underscores the financial prowess of Harris and Blitzer. Apart from owning the 76ers and Devils, the duo also possesses the Prudential Center arena in New Jersey.
Harris, with an estimated net worth of nearly $8 billion according to Forbes, has been involved in other high-profile ventures. Recently, he teamed up with Magic Johnson to purchase the Washington Commanders.
As Shaun White embarks on this new venture, his involvement in the We Are Camp acquisition showcases his dedication to the world of action sports and his commitment to creating memorable experiences for the next generation of enthusiasts.