Members of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Committee in Killington recently awarded 17 grants totaling $207,000 to Northeast area non-profit companies in seven U.S. states through a competitive grant opportunity. The Killington World Cup Committee supports programmes seeking to increase winter sports participation for youth throughout the Northeast and assists with competition and training infrastructure. The corrensponding funds were raised by selling different VIP packages during the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup in Killington and donations.
“We go to a lot of places where we just show up and have the race and we depart, and truthfully the only lasting thing for the community is the fact that they got to experience a World Cup race”, said Mikaela Shiffrin’s coach Mike Day. “The Killington World Cup Committee is going well beyond that now to make sure that the impact is felt by many regional programmes.”
The “Killington World Cup Committee” (KWCC) was created to support the Ladies World Cup at Killington and to benefit local and regional youth development programs. The KWCC works through Killington Resort in various ways including providing support for athlete housing and VIP events. KWCC considers and awards grants to qualifying organisations to facilitate training infrastructure in the Northeast and to increase participation in competitive winter sports programmes throughout the Northeast.
The 2018 grant recipients and more information about the project can be found here: https://www.kwccgivesback.org/copy-of-grants