Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Funds Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club's National Team Athletes
Posted by Kim Briscoe — January 6, 2014
Coldwell Banker Mason Morse is committing $25,000 per year, for a minimum of three years, for AVSC to award to current and alumni athletes who are officially recognized on the U.S. Ski Team or U.S. Snowboard Team.
Mark Cole, executive director of AVSC credits Karim Souki and Will Herndon of CBMM, who approached the club with the concept. With one dozen alumni athletes and another seven current Adaptive athletes competing on U.S.
Teams, there is high demand for the grants. During the program's first year, each athlete that is selected will receive $2,500.
Recipients will be chosen by AVSC based upon a combination of the athlete¹s current connection with the club, the commitment of the athlete to give exposure and/or give back to AVSC, financial need and how he or she acts as a role model for AVSC¹s core values of commitment, teamwork, integrity.
"AVSC does a remarkable job in getting thousands of kids on the snow and developing some into international caliber competitors," said Will Herndon, president of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse. "We are honored to help AVSC fill the gap to fund local athletes to maximize their potential and pursue their dreams.”