May 22, 2012
Dexter Paine presents Jim Goff of ORDA with the USSA's John J. Clair Jr. Award for service to the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. A native of Lake Placid, Goff was a veteran of the 1980 Olympics and became event director for ORDA in 1996. While working with nearly every sport imaginable, Goff was cited by the USSA for his great partnership that resulted in strong USSA events in Lake Placid and, especially, opportunities for U.S. athletes at the Olympic venues in Lake Placid. The award was originated by the Long Island Ski Club in memory of John Clair, a longtime supporter of the U.S. Ski Team and one of the originators of the New York Ski Ball.