SUPPORT FAR WEST NORDIC TODAY!
To the entire Far West Nordic community and Friends of Far West Nordic,
As you read this, 28 Far West Nordic junior athletes are in Stowe, Vermont competing in the 2014 Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships – it’s THE big event our athletes prepare for all year long. Far West juniors have worked incredibly hard to qualify for the JN Championships, and in Stowe they are racing against the best of the best in the United States.
The Far West athletes currently in Stowe are just a few of the juniors that benefit from your help. We have a promising pipeline of emerging talent, and with the community support, we’ll be able to continue our programs and hopefully even do more to help our community’s juniors. The experience of XC racing helps develop and promote trails that pave the way for success in life – kids learn determination, a strong work ethic, discipline, self-confidence, camaraderie, working through the ups and downs, dealing with defeat, and that sometimes it’s possible to achieve the seemingly impossible!
This trip to Junior Nationals, and all that has gone into getting to this point would not be possible without your financial support of our organization. As you know, this has been another difficult winter for all of us. Due to the lean snow year, Far West Nordic has suffered with fewer membership renewals and huge challenges in putting on our historic fundraising events which are critical to Far West Nordic’s ability to sustain its programs. Despite this lean year, we have made sure our junior programs have continued in full force. These programs all depend on the support of our Far West community. In addition to our Junior National Team currently competing in Stowe, this weekend we are also sending a group of juniors to Bear Valley to compete in the Bjornloppet. In order to continue to support these athletes and, more importantly, to foster and develop the emerging new talent we are seeing in our pipeline, we need your help.
Please give what you can, every little bit helps! Your tax deductible contribution to the non-profit Far West Nordic will help us sustain our Junior Programs and support our homegrown talent reach their goals as their quest for athletic accomplishment on the Nordic trails prepares them to achieve their potential in life while inspiring others to do the same. You can contribute online. And please help spread the word to others about our work and about our fundraising campaign – tell your relatives, friends, and help spread the word through e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, whatever works for you!
You’re invited to follow along with the latest news from Stowe – our juniors are posting updates daily. Follow the excitement on their Junior National Blog and on the Far West Nordic Juniors Facebook page.