This year, John & Leslie Taylor have teamed up with several CXC donors to challenge us again to continue to build upon our successes from last year to grow and promote Nordic skiing for all ages and abilities.
This is a 1:2 challenge grant, so we need to raise $30,000 to leverage the $60,000 from our generous benefactors.
This new donor opportunity provides a way for anyone to give back to our sport through CXC Programs. These CXC programs are the backbone of ski development and promotion in the Midwest.
Current CXC Programs:
- Nordic Rocks: introducing children to cross country skiing through elementary schools.
- CXC Youth Cup: offering athletes ages 10-13 (U12 and U14 age categories) an opportunity to experience and explore the excitement of travel, friendship, and competition associated with CXC/USSA events and races.
- Club Development and Recognition: assisting clubs with resources, expertise, and sharing best practices between ski clubs.
- Coaches Education and Certification: providing coaches with fundamental principles of coaching, technique, First Aid and CPR.
- Adaptive Program: introducing children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities, visual impairment or blindness by providing them with equipment and offering opportunities for year-round participation.
- Junior Development: providing full-time coaching and training opportunities for junior athletes.
- CXC Team: providing full-time coaching, training and race support for a few talented post-high school and post-college athletes to develop them towards national and international excellence.
- CXC Para Nordic Team: providing full-time coaching, training and race support for few talented athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairment/blindness to develop them towards national and international excellence in Nordic Skiing and Biathlon.
The Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) was founded in 2001 with headquarters in Madison, WI. and serves as both the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Regional Governing Body 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 from sponsors and donors to support everything we do. For more information, visit cxcskiing.org.
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