February 12, 2010 / 9:49 AM / 10 years ago

U.S. boarder sells panties for charity

Hannah Teter celebrates after winning the final of the women's halfpipe snowboarding competition at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games, February 13, 2006. REUTERS/File

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Want to help Haiti’s earthquake victims? Buy some women’s underwear from Olympic snowboarding champion Hannah Teter.

Teter, the 2006 halfpipe gold medallist, said she was donating all her contest money this season to help the recovery effort in Haiti.

After the last Olympics, Teter started a charitable mission through her website Hannah’s Gold (www.hannahsgold.com) to help an impoverished town in Kenya acquire basic necessities like clean water.

Since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Teter has focussed some of her efforts on contributing to the recovery effort there.

“I have underwear coming out for charity. So all the ladies in here can get some sweet cheeks underwear soon — sweetcheekspanties.com,” Teter told reporters.

The website says $5 from each pair of underwear sold will go to Doctors Without Borders for their efforts in Haiti, with a goal of raising $100,0000 by May.

Reporting by Deborah Charles; editing by Miles Evans

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