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Lindsey Vonn Takes Sophomore Parker McDonald to Homecoming Dance

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn made one young boy’s dream come true when she said yes after being asked to go to his homecoming dance Thursday.

Parker McDonald is a sophomore at the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy in Colorado. He did not have a date for his school’s homecoming dance Friday, so he decided to ask Vonn, who was visiting the school, to be his date.

“I thought, ‘I need a date and there’s Lindsey Vonn. I’ll ask her!’” McDonald said. “She walked by my lunch table and I whipped out the question.”

Vonn recounted the tale on her Facebook page Friday.

“Yesterday I visited the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy and while I was eating lunch with all the students a 15 year old boy named Parker asked me if I would be his date for their homecoming dance which is tonight. When Parker asked me he was cute, nervous and very polite so of course I said YES!

“All through school growing up I never got the chance to go to a school dance so I’m excited for tonight!”

Vonn was in town to train with the U.S. Ski Team. Why not mix in a little fun while she’s doing some work? Hopefully her husband didn’t mind sharing her for a night.

Vonn has been a swimsuit model and made Maxim’s Hot 100 list. She also made Parker the coolest kid in school, and a national hero.

On behalf of every guy who was too afraid to ask the hot girl to the dance, we salute you Parker.

H/T Diehard Sport, Fourth-Place Medal

Photo via Doug Haney

Note: This post also appeared at Yardbarker’s Medal Detector


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  • Gene

    Parker McDonald:  my hero.

  • Cj Fricke

    Parker, you rock man!  From this 62 yr old to you – HUZZAH DUDE!