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LGBT Sports Profile: Russ Fox -- king of the slopes

The subject of this week's LGBT Sports profile is Russ Fox. Russ grew up in "the Valley" near Los Angeles, but has called San Diego his home for 25 years. He lives in the Old Town / Mission Hills area of town with his partner. .

Predominate sports involved in:

Sailing, bicycling, Skiing/Snowboarding

What sports-related organization(s) do you play with or volunteer for, and why?

Saga San Diego Ski Club (SAGASD) Trip leader for over 15 years

Position(s) played:

I love to ski but I prefer snowboarding.

When is the primary season for that sport?

Winter and Spring

What do you like best about that sport and/or that organization?

I love mountainous adventures.

What is your full-time career?

Property Manager

What is something that many people do not know about you?

I guess that would have to be I am a good water-skier.

What do you like most about the local LGBT community and it’s support of sports programs?

I think the support is very good, especially through The Center.

What would you like to see change in the LGBT community?

More free or low cost advertising help to non-profit clubs would be great.

What other sorts of things do you do to enrich your social life (aside from sports)?

Meet with friends at local gay bars during happy hours, host parties.

Where would you be right now if you could be anywhere?

Aspen, Colorado.

What is your favorite outdoor location in San Diego?

Blacks Beach

Anything exciting coming up with regards to your favorite sports?

Yes - I am running six ski trips this year, and all are to official GLBT events.

We still have Telluride Gay Ski Week later this month, Mammoth Elevation in March and Steamboat Springs, Colorado with OutBoard.org in March and April.

Website & social media info for the sports organization you are most involved in?

Our website is SagaSD.com.

You can also follow us on Facebook at SAGA San Diego.

Any non-profits you feel strongly about?

Yes, all the GLBT clubs (SAGA SD included).

To read a profile previously done on SAGA here on San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, click HERE.

If there is someone you know who participates in an LGBT sport here in San Diego and would like to have them profiled, email morgan@sdgln.com.