The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) announced that it is currently seeking grant applications for young skier programs associated with schools and cross-country ski organizations throughout the country.
“The mission of the Foundation is to promote cross-country skiing as a fun, energetic activity that is part of an active and healthy lifestyle,” said Executive Director Ned Zuelsdorff. “A significant portion of our effort focuses on young skiers. To this end the Foundation annually provides grant funding to young skier programs.
Zuelsdorff said the ABSF will award a total of $15,000 in grants with up to $1,000 being awarded to each organization selected. He said grant applications from youth cross-country ski programs throughout the country are welcomed.
Priorities for ABSF funding include, but are not limited to the creation or expansion of young skier programs and first time applicants.
Zuelsdorff said the Young Skier Development Grant application is available at http://www.birkie.com/page/show/110413-young-skier-fund.
Grant applications are due in the American Birkebeiner office by Friday, October 1, 2010. The ABSF Skier Development Committee will review all applications received by the deadline and announce grant awards by November 1, 2010.
If you are interested in helping this effort and contributing to the Young Skier Development Fund, which is used exclusively for this purpose, call (715) 634-5025 or send a check to “ABSF” PO Box 911, Hayward WI 54843, designating Young Skier Development Fund.