Ski racing is a very expensive sport, especially in these harsh economic times. It also requires lots of hard work, work that I am 100% willing to put in by working hard at my grades (I have been all 4.0's since 8th grade), training my mind and body, working out (I lift weights 5 days a week), being responsible, going to bed early, etc... And if I don't put effort into skiing then consequentially, my parents won't pay for it. The only way I was able to train as much as I did at Mt. Hood this summer was by my Dad being the camp cook at four of the five camps I attended! After all the camps I was at I cleaned the dorm house before the next camp arrived. That made them either free or cheap and I didn't take it for granted; I put my all into every day up on the hill and I sure hope the coaches noticed that because I don't take them for granted.
Next year, I move into FIS (Federation of International Skiing) which makes skis, boots, travel, and entry fees twice as expensive.
Ski racing is a team sport and without the team, the athlete will go nowhere. Besides my parents, the other HUGE player in my team is the FVSEF (Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation), that is the non-profit organization that makes the race team on Whitefish Mountain possible, Thank you FVSEF!!!
If you are interested in helping me achieve my goals, please hit the Donate button below (you do not need a PayPal account to do this), and your donation will be put into the FVSEF account where it is ear-marked for me. FVSEF is a tax deductible 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization. OR, if you would like to ask me some questions, or just get to know me better, shoot me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org