Once again, John & Leslie Taylor have teamed up with a few others to challenge CXC to continue to build upon our successes from last year to grow and promote cross country skiing for all ages and abilities.
For the third year, Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) will launch their “Support our Sport” end of the year fundraising drive on December 1st to support its key programs that are essential in growing the sport of cross country skiing for skiers of all levels and abilities.
CXC’s focus areas for this fundraising campaign are:
Once again, John & Leslie Taylor have teamed up with a few others to challenge us to continue to build upon our successes from last year to grow and promote cross country skiing for all ages and abilities. Every dollar donated will be matched by CXC generous benefactors. Your impact will be doubled! This opportunity provides a way for anyone to give back to our sport.
“I encourage every cross country skier to support our sport during the month of December. Whether through the CXC challenge grant or simply through membership in your local club, buying a ski trail pass at a park, volunteering at an event or all of the above!” - Yuriy Gusev, CXC Executive and Athletic Director.
As years in the past, there will be a special gift for donations of $100 or more. This year’s gift will be a CXC hat (Sweden blue Craft hat). With this special gift CXC not only wants to say “thank you” but inspire you to wear as a donor, to foster others to support our sport.
“Let’s make December the month that we as skiers focus on giving back to the sport we all love. Knowing how much CXC has done to develop youth skiing, coach’s education and programs for adaptive athletes I choose to donate to CXC and other ski organizations. Skiers make the effort to contribute and or volunteer to build our sport.” - reflected Dennis Kruse, former CXC president (2004-2006) and avid skier.
Join CXC’s efforts in a journey of growing and supporting our sport!
The Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) was founded in 2001 with it’s headquarters in Madison, WI. CXC serves as both the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Regional Governing organization as well as the Community Olympic Development Program in the Midwest for the U.S. Olympic Committee.
As such, CXC is responsible to promote the culture of cross country skiing by creating opportunities for skiers and coaches of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to participate. We promote the sport through grassroots programs, clubs, events and education. CXC is a non-profit organization and relies on grants, donations and sponsors to support everything we do. For more information, visit cxcskiing.org.
We have reached almost 50% of our goal. 27 children with physical disabilities and visual impairment were introduced to Nordic skiing by CXC in 2015 and 3 are actively training for competition. Please consider supporting our efforts to introduce the sport to even more children in 2016.
"Watching the athletes I help train is inspiring from any point of view. Working with and training disabled Veterans is especially rewarding. With support through CXC we are able to provide a service that promotes a healthy mind and body for those who have served our country and others alike."
- Martin Donegan, CXC Para Nordic Coach
Last year, 35 elementary and middle schools all around the Midwest participated in the "Nordic Rocks!" program introducing over 5,000 children to cross country skiing. This year our goal is to add 25 more schools and introduce 10,000 kids to the sport we all enjoy.
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