the U.S. Ski Team edition ski pole is a combination of style, performance, sustainability, and athletic achievement. Soul Poles founders, Bryon Friedman and Erik Schlopy, were both long term veterans of the U.S. Ski Team, and were undoubtedly inspired by their time on the world cup circuit, which eventually lead them to starting the company. for each pair sold, $10 is donated to support USSA's mission to go "All Out" and be the best team in the world. in red, white, or blue. engraved with the us ski team shield. *handmade in park city, utah (soul guarantee).