A Thank You from NNF Executive Director, Dave Knoop
This year the Drive for 25 raised more than $ 215k for Cross Country and Nordic Mixed improvement applications. Each yr our Nordic local community says YES WE CAN and collectively we come collectively for our subsequent generation of aspiring athletes. Most importantly the funding is doing work in terms of getting far more athletes more opportunities to succeed at the various key development ranges in our sport.
Hunting back at some highlights of this yr’s D25 and please forgive me if I ignored something or an individual as there are so several people to recognize and thank:
one. Obtaining our generous key donors throw down massive challenge matches that our local community responds to with enthusiam. Without our key large donors, getting the ball rolling early on would be difficult to create momentum.
two. Viewing Athlete and Coach Ambassador pages fill up and seeing the athletes make that ask. It appears our nordic athletes know how to get right after fund raising just as well as competing on skis. Particular thanks to Katharine Ogden (XC) and Ben Berend (NC) for major the way this yr and programs like Stratton Mountain School and Wasatch Junior Nordic Club demonstrate us how it’s done.
three. Seeing the leaders give back to our sport like athletes on the U.S. Ski Team become NNF fund raising Ambassadors. They are no longer funded by the NNF however know how to give back to support the subsequent generation of athletes. How ’bout the previous timers like Marty Hall, John Caldwell, and Craig Ward to name a few, also creating their contributions.
4. Our Nordic information media was huge in acquiring the word out and helping help this trigger, i.e. SkiTrax, Skinnyski.com, SkiPost and Fasterskier.
five. Lastly Map Mondays, Perhaps the map says it all, so much entertaining to view wow! Our typically strong states like Vermont, Alaska and Colorado had been joined by Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York California, Washington and yes……. UTAH!
In the near potential the NNF Board of Directors will allocate funding to our important Pillar Projects and we will report back to you as to what the NNF funded allocations are, the place your money will immediately assistance skiing.
Thank you as often for your generous support.
National Nordic Foundation
This Thank-You letter from Dave is also available at the NNF web site for effortless sharing with anybody who may well have supported the Drive for 25.
NNF Master’s Race
When: Saturday November 29, twelve:00PM Start Time (approximate)
In which: Rendezvous Trails
Who: Open to all skiers – 5k Freestyle
Information: 15-second intervals
$ 15.00 per skier through 5pm, Friday, November 28
On-line registration accessible with a modest fee. Checks payable to WYSEF, WYSEF waiver needed
Details of the race will be covered at the Friday five:thirty PM coaches meeting at Race Headquarters (Chamber Visitor Center)
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