Freestyle club seeks funds

The Vernon-based B.C. Freestyle Ski Association is hoping to raise $50,000 by Nov. 28

North Okanagan residents can rally behind some passionate athletes.

The Vernon-based B.C. Freestyle Ski Association is hoping to raise $50,000 by Nov. 28 to support the growth of the sport provincially.

“Introducing freestyle skiing to new communities in B.C., coaching development, travel and equipment are some of the key areas this funding will be directed towards,” said Andrew Clough, B.C. Freestyle executive director.

“A portion of your donation will go directly to the high performance team athlete or athletes of your choice. These funds will be used to offset team fees, coaching, training, equipment, and travel costs to training and competition venues. The cost for our skiers to travel throughout North America to train and compete is sometimes overwhelming for families and can exceed $30,000 per year.”

B.C. Freestyle is the key support organization for development of male and female athletes in moguls, half-pipe and slopestyle skiing.

“Although the B.C. Freestyle Ski Association receives provincial grants to operate, it is not enough to cover the total cost of running our non-profit organization,” said Clough.

“B.C. Freestyle has been very successful in developing and placing mogul, slopestyle and half-pipe athletes on to the Canadian national team. B.C. Freestyle is asking for the public’s assistance to enhance performance and enable our athletes to reach the next level with their contribution.”

To date, the campaign has raised almost $6,000.

“Donations of all sizes are welcome. Every dollar counts and small donations of $10 or $20 will add up fast,” said Clough.

“For larger supporters, we have partnered with Skevik Skis of Vernon to provide a new pair of skis for contributions of $950 or more. Incentives to donate have also been made available by Eagle Pass Heliski of Revelstoke.”

For more information or to donate, go to iSki RallyMe or


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