SMS T2 Recieves Challenge Grant
A generous donor has offered to match all donations up to $25,000 to the SMS T2 team. All donations made to the team by November 15th, 2014 will be matched.
The SMS T2 team has a simple but strong mission: prepare our athletes for international success and inspire the skiing community by giving back. Entering our third season, it is clear that the program is achieving our goals. Four of our eight athletes scored World Cup top 10’s and competed in the Olympics, three others qualified for the U23 World Championships and the eighth won a Europa Cup race. The team is involved in numerous outreach programs throughout the US, giving clinics, visiting schools, coaching at camps and helping with Fast and Female and Girls on the Run.
Our title sponsors, SMS and the T2 Foundation, provide a home base, facilities, vans, meals and some money for the athletes’ travel expenses. In addition, the athletes have a ski-a-thon fundraiser to help cover their race and travel expenses.
We need to raise an additional $60,000 per year to cover the coach’s salary, housing, waxing and supplies. If we raise $25,000 and get the match, we will be able to continue to offer the program for another year.
This is an exciting time for cross-country skiing in the US. Think of how good it will feel to know that you are helping not only our program, but also all of US skiing, with a donation to the team!
Please click here to make a tax-deductible donation online or send a check made out to Elite Nordic Fund to:
Elite Nordic Fund
c/o Sverre Caldwell
PO Box 128
Peru, VT 05152