The Support our Sport Fundraiser Has Reached Its Goal

A huge THANK YOU to all donors for helping us in our Support our Sport Fundraiser.

With your generosity, CXC was able to raise $30,098.

This sum will help to support our key programs that are essential in growing the sport of cross country skiing and assisting skiers of all levels and abilities reach their highest potential. 

Yuriy Gusev
Executive & Athletic Director
Central Cross Country Ski Association
Community Olympic Development Program

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Winners Announced – Eriksen Road Bike Drawing

Gerald Biebel, Fairview (PA) is the winner of the 3rd Annual CXC-Eriksen Road Bike Drawing, with a winning ticket #: 080

2nd Place:
Robb Lageson, St. Paul, MN
(# 045)

3rd Place:
Michael Hu, St. Louis Park, MN
(# 022)


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Tickets have sold out for the 3rd annual fundraiser to support the CXC Adaptive Program for children with physical disabilities and visual impairment.

Thanks to you, CXC will provide as many as 15 sit-skis to the ‘Nordic Rocks!’ Program this winter. By having sit-skis accessible, kids with physical disabilities or injuries can participate in physical education class, recess, and after-school programs along with the rest of their peers!

Adaptive skiing is growing in the Midwest and we hope to be the catalyst that drives Nordic skiing to full integration and accessibility for skiers of all abilities and ages.

Thank you so very much for your support and generosity.

Martin Donegan
CXC Para Nordic Coach

Final 7 Days Before Eriksen Bike Drawing

There are just 7 DAYS left before the end of the Eriksen Bike Drawing to support the CXC Adaptive Program for children with physical disabilities and visual impairment.


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YOUR CHANCE TO WIN

The 1st place winner will receive a custom designed, hand crafted, Eriksen titanium road frame built with Shimano Ultegra wheel-set (or similar equivalent) and Shimano Ultegra speed component group (or similar equivalent). Total manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the bike and included components is $8,500.00.

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Update: Eriksen Bike Drawing

As of today we have acquired 44% of our total goal of 200 tickets by October 4th.

Creating a sport of inclusion is the goal of the CXC Adaptive Program. Each year, CXC makes a step forward in providing youth with physical disabilities and visual impairments with opportunities to participate and compete alongside everyone else. Without the support from fundraisers such as the Eriksen Bike Drawing, achieving this goal would not be a possibility.

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Brenden Ojibway, an adaptive athlete and CXC Adaptive Program participant, has seen the results and benefits of participating in an adaptive program. Ojibway is an inspiration to many and has remained persistent in chasing his dreams.

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Brenden has been with the CXC Adaptive Program for three years. He is a multi-sport athlete who competed at the 2016 Adaptive Sports Junior National Championships USA for Track and Field, placing second in discus throw and third in both shot put and javelin throw.

During the winter, Brenden skis and competes in the Wisconsin State High School Nordic Championships as well as Junior National Qualifiers.

“These past three years, CXC and the coaching staff have provided me with equipment, coaching expertise and racing opportunities.” Said Brenden. “Not to mention the encouragement they give me to challenge myself everyday with new goals both on and off the skis. I enjoy skiing and the CXC Adaptive Program offers me the benefit of a great workout and competitions!”

BEFORE…

Brenden Ojibway trying out a sit-ski for the first time.

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AFTER…

Brenden sit-skiing three years later and competing at the 2016 Wisconsin State High School Nordic Championships. 

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From a Grassroots Program to Paralympics

Without the support from fundraisers such as the Eriksen Bike Drawing, introducing youth with physical disabilities and visual impairments to the sport of cross country skiing would not be a possibility.

As of today we have acquired 40% of our total goal of 200 tickets by October 4th. It’s from supporters like you that we’re able to reach our goal.

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Adaptive youth trying out sit-skis for the first time.

Introducing a child to a sport early is important, but hasn’t been the case for all adaptive athletes such as John Oman. Oman launched on to the Paralympic Nordic skiing scene in 2013 at 34 years old.

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John Oman competing at the 2013 Canmore IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup. Photo Courtesy of Pam Doyle

“Over the past five years, CXC has given me the training, equipment, expertise, and network to help me succeed in a sport that I love.” Said Oman. “I was able to have the ultimate honor of representing my country in that sport and I couldn’t have done it without CXC. I can never say thank you enough to Yuriy, Igor, Andy, Bruce, and all others I have worked with at CXC.”

Since Oman was introduced to the sport later in life, his mission is to give the same support and pay everything forward to adaptive youth, so they can experience the sport early on in hopes to have the same success as he did.

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Eriksen Bike Drawing – Halfway Through!

Support The Cause and Make an Impact!

We are halfway through the Bike Drawing fundraiser and over 65 tickets have been sold. Thank you! Help us reach our goal of 200 tickets by October 3rd!

Support youth with physical disabilities and visual impairments through the CXC Adaptive Program, by purchasing a ticket for a chance to win a custom designed, hand crafted, Eriksen titanium road bike from Kent Eriksen Cycles.

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Prizes

The 1st place winner will receive a custom designed, hand crafted, Eriksen titanium road frame built with Shimano Ultegra wheel-set (or similar equivalent) and Shimano Ultegra speed component group (or similar equivalent). Total manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the bike and included components is $8,500.00.

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2nd PLACE

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Windmax Helmet

3rd PLACE

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Genetyk Glasses

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Eriksen Bike Drawing Update

How will your Support make a Difference for Adaptive Youth?

Central Cross Country Ski Association and Kent Eriksen Cycles are partnering to support the CXC Adaptive Program for children with physical disabilities and visual impairments, by giving away a custom designed, hand crafted, Eriksen titanium road bike to a lucky donor!

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CXC can provide as many as 15 sit-skis to the ‘Nordic Rocks!’ Program this winter, because of the funds raised through the bike drawing fundraiser.

Almost every school has at least one child with a physical disability that could use a sit-ski as a part of the ‘Nordic Rocks!’ Program. By having sit-skis accessible, kids with physical disabilities or injuries can participate in physical education class, recess, and after-school programs along with the rest of their peers!

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The ‘Nordic Rocks!’ for Schools Program introduces a new generation of youth in kindergarten through sixth grade, to the excitement found in the sport of cross-country skiing. The program creates an opportunity to teach skiing during the school day.

We are three weeks into the Bike Drawing fundraiser and over 55 tickets have been sold. Thank you! Our goal is to sell 200 tickets by October 3rd. Continue helping us reach our goal by purchasing a ticket to support youth with physical disabilities and visual impairments through the CXC Adaptive Program.

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