As a non-profit organization, Woodstock Ski Runners relies on the generous support of our community and local businesses. The cost of delivering quality programs far outweighs what we are able to charge for them. We are grateful.
There are many ways you can help. We are currently mailing our Annual Appeal. A copy of the Appeal letter from WSR Board President Steve Hambsch is below. If you’d like to help support Ski Runners, it’s as easy as dropping a check in the mail to:
Woodstock Ski Runners
P.O. Box 171
South Pomfret, VT 05067
You are also invited to attend our Winter Celebration. This annual event is a great opportunity to meet Ski Runners members, enjoy some food & drink, and participate in silent and live auctions, all to benefit our programs. The 2019 Winter Celebration will be Saturday, February 16 at the Woodstock Inn.
If you’re more the volunteer type, we can always use help! We are constantly in need of people to coach the Friday Program, help us on race day, or help with a fundraising event like the Winter Celebration or Golf Scramble. If you’d like to volunteer, please email Jen Kirkman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps you’re a local business owner and you’d love to see your company’s logo in support of Ski Runners. There are many branding opportunities available, including team uniforms, race bibs, gate panels and full program sponsorship with naming rights. For more information, please contact Chris Adams at email@example.com.
To Our Community:
I have the pleasure of writing to you and to other members of our community who have generously supported Woodstock Ski Runners in the past. Like you, I believe that skiing is an essential part of the Vermont experience. Of all the things we do in life, few seem as important as creating healthy and constructive outdoor activities for our children.
In the 2016-17 season, more than 500 young athletes participated in programs made possible by Woodstock Ski Runners. Beyond the smiling faces of the participants, I have taken great satisfaction in the expressions of appreciation from parents whose children would otherwise have been unable to participate in the sport of skiing or snowboarding without our programs. We are thankful for the extraordinary efforts of our volunteer coaches, our program managers, and our staff and board members, but we are also keenly aware that our programs would not be possible without your generous support.
The dedication to serve all skill levels and to welcome all has been the cornerstone of our mission since Ski Runners was founded in 1932. It is this premise - to welcome and encourage every potential athlete, from our youngest Friday Program participants to developing world class skiers - that differentiates Ski Runners as an organization worthy of your support. Put simply, we believe that it is important for the children of our community to grow up with skiing and snowboarding as part of their lives.
In an era of declining participation in snow sports, we're proud to say that our programs and outreach are growing. However, the cost of delivering a quality experience for our young people far exceeds what we are able to charge in registration fees. We ask for, and appreciate, your continued financial support. I also welcome any questions, comments or advice you may have as we prepare for the 2017-18 season.
Thank you very much,
President, Woodstock Ski Runners