lindsay vonn Lindsey Vonn takes 16 year old to his homecoming danceWorld Cup champion and Olympiad skier Lindsey Vonn was visiting the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy when she walked past 16-year-old Parker McDonald’s lunch table. McDonald, who still didn’t have a date to the following night’s homecoming dance, had an idea.

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

It turned out to be a good move.

On Friday, Vonn posted on her Facebook: “Yesterday I visited the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy and while I was
eating lunch with all the students a 16 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! :)”

In fact, she may be even more anxious than he is about the big date. “All through school growing up I never got the chance to go to a school dance so I’m excited for tonight!” she says.