Congrats to ESPY Nominated Snowboarder and Upcoming MAKER Kelly Clark!

We would like to give a big celebratory shout out to upcoming MAKER, snowboarder Kelly Clark on her 2013 ESPY nomination for Best Female Action Sports Athlete!

Clark is a two-time Olympic medalist who brought home the gold in 2002 and bronze in 2010. Among her peers she's considered to be a trailblazer, always pushing her own limits and setting new records. We hope to see Clark at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the awesome new innovation she brings to her sport.

Watch Clark's video above to learn how she pursued her passion despite her father's well-intended attempts to dissuade her from a career in snowboarding.

With the ESPYS tonight, we've also included other eye-opening stories on life in sports fromĀ Billie Jean King, Violet Palmer, Marlen Esparza and more. Watch and share!

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