THE KELLY CLARK FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH NON-PROFIT CHARITIES FOR NEW SNOWBOARD PASSPORT PROGRAM
New Passport Program adds to The Kelly Clark Foundation's established dedication to fostering interest and dedication to snowboarding in youth
Mammoth Lakes, CA (November 6, 2012) – The Kelly Clark Foundation, a registered nonprofit organization that provides youth with the resources and opportunities to achieve their highest potential through snowboarding, today announced the launch of their brand new Snowboard Passport Program.
The Snowboard Passport Program marks the partnership of The Kelly Clark Foundation with various non-profit charities to fund day trips for kids to go snowboarding. This brand new program will introduce and provide funding for inner city and disadvantaged youth to engage in the sport of snowboarding through trips to snowboarding and skiing resorts.
“I am excited about the announcement of our new passport program. It will continue to serve our vision of helping youth be successful through snowboarding, and it will help us have even more of an impact in the snowboarding culture," says Clark.
Eligible charities for partnership consist of those who encourage outdoor participation and organize multi-week snowboarding programs. Approved organizations will receive a passport grant to support the funding of these snowboarding programs aimed at teaching life skills and mentoring, including equipment, transportation, lift tickets, and food during the upcoming 2013 winter season.
For the past two years, The Kelly Clark Foundation has awarded $42,000 in scholarships to over 25 student athletes across the United States, and this new program will continue their commitment to youth snowboarding. The foundation is now encouraging prospective applicants to download the application for a partnership at www.kellyclarkfoundation.org.
Clark, a three-time Olympian: 2002 Gold, 2010 Bronze medalist in halfpipe, is widely considered one of the greatest female riders in history. The West Dover, Vermont-native has won every major snowboarding title and event in the history of the sport including the Olympics, U.S. Open, and Winter X Games among others. Her competition schedule for the 2012-2013 is due to include the U.S. Grand Prix series, Winter Dew Tour, Winter X Games and the U.S. Open.
ABOUT THE KELLY CLARK FOUNDATION:
The Kelly Clark Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization that provides youth with the resources and opportunities to achieve their highest potential through snowboarding. Since it’s establishment in February of 2010, the Foundation has awarded over $42,000 worth of scholarships in the last two and a half years, providing scholarships to young athletes with financial need. The Kelly Clark Foundation also holds an annual golf tournament to raise money for the scholarships for young snowboarders. The Foundation realizes that the key to success starts with the opportunity to follow your dreams and they aim to give every kid the opportunity to make his or her dream a reality.