The Juneau Ski Club will hold its first race of the season Jan. 11-12, snow permitting, with plans to hold 13 more races this season.
The ski club intends to host between seven and 10 night skiing events for about 100 Juneau youth athletes, ages 7-18, as part of its ski training and racing program.
“The benefits of this race program are priceless,” club president Mike Satre said in a news release. “It instills confidence and independence, allows the athletes to challenge and learn about themselves, creates friendships and camaraderie, and brings together local families in support of youth activities.”
Sponsors are being sought to raise the roughly $20,000 needed for races, night skiing, equipment and program costs.
The club is actively seeking $2,500 (or more) sponsors for each race. The funds offset race equipment, athlete awards, food for race volunteers and officials, and race fees. Race sponsors’ company name and logo will be displayed on a large banner and materials to promote races.
Sponsors of $1,000 for night skiing help covers the cost of Eaglecrest night operation. Donors contributing $1,000 or more receive two Juneau Ski Club membership night skiing passes.
Sponsors for general financial support will help cover or defray program costs, and could include scholarship coverage for recipients, general and/or specific athlete support for qualifying races, registration fees, race and training equipment, and more, including the donation of items for the annual fundraising Cash Bash raffle to be held Jan. 25.
“By helping the Juneau Ski Club you are not only helping the individual youth athletes but you are also investing in the long-term future and health of the Juneau community,” Satre said. “Healthy, confident and goal-oriented youth are the seed for our future employees and our community’s future.”
Those interested can contact Mike Satre at 957-2149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.