Starr Walton-Hurley's involvement in the Olympic Games goes back to her roll as a Torch Bearer in 1960 at the opening of the 8th Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California. Four years later she competed in the Olympic Games at Innsbruck, Austria. She was the top American finisher in the downhill and finished nine over-all in world rankings. Ms Walton-Hurley has both United States Junior and Senior National Champion titles and was voted "Skier of the Year" by The Winter Sports Writers Association in 1963. She has continued to be involved with skiing in her business of "Starr Trekk" groups to ski areas around the world.
In 2002, she was again an Olympic Torch Bearer at Squaw Valley for the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake. In 2010, she carried the Olympic Torch again in Squaw Valley for the 50 Year Olympic Celebration!
In addition, Ms Hurley has been the United States Coach of the International Transplant Games for competitors who have received organ transplants.
Ms Hurley is chair of the Sacramento Sister Cites Council and President of Sacramento-Hamilton, New Zealand Sister City Organization. She is also a Trustee of the Crocker Art Museum, the Sacramento Theater Company and the Sacramento Zoo. Her presidency for the Sacramento Zoo spans from 2009 to 2012.
Ms Hurley is also an honorary Olympian for the California Winter Games Bid Board as well as a member of the Board of Directors for The Sacramento Zoological Society, the Sacramento Metro Chamber, the San Francisco Bid for 2012 Summer Olympics, the Los Rios Foundation and the Northern California Olympians. She is currently a member of the National Advisory Board of Women's Sports Foundation, the Creative Arts League, the Leadership Committee for University of California, Davis Health Science Advancement, and Soroptimist International. Ms Hurley also sits on the Hospitality Committee for the Japan-American Mayor's Conference and is a campaign chair for Sacramento's National Handicapped Sports.
Well-traveled, Ms Hurley currently lives in El Macero and is Honorary Consul for New Zealand. She is also an avid golf player!