This year is no exception. There’s no free pass to pushing skiing forward. That’s why a group of anonymous donors, a collection of people who love skiing, who are compelled to see our scene improve have come together to challenge the junior Nordic community with a large matching grant. That’s why it’s time for junior skiers to step it up big time.
From NOW until the END of the drive, the challenge is out to the junior skiing community. It’s called a matching challenge, but it is a lopsided match in favor of skiing.
If the junior ski community can raise $15,000, challenge match grant donors will kick down $50,000. (Seems like a good deal, no?)
Whatever you need to do to get motivated now’s the time. Video clips of Kikkan. That Rocky winter training montage scene. Shaming your roommate from Junior Nationals into soliciting more support for skiing. Now is the time. As this goes to post, a few juniors have already banked $4,800. However, there are a lot of juniors left to get their drive on, a lot of juniors that can lift the junior total up to $15,000. Get to it juniors. Spread the word. Show the skiing world that we have the drive.
National Nordic Foundation (NNF) – we provide support for the athlete development pipeline of US Cross Country and Nordic Combined skiing.