OUR CXC thermometer is growing, and we are getting closer to reaching our year-end goal of $40,000 by December 31, but we’re not there yet and there isn’t much time left.
Just how important is this milestone? Well consider this… with your help, we can introduce children of all backgrounds to a lifelong activity like Nordic skiing and use our sport as a tool to develop essential life values such as excellence, friendship and respect. These values will apply on the snowy playground behind the school, in a first ski race, in academics, back at home and in life. With the help of our sport we can and will grow leaders in our communities that value and promote a healthy lifestyle and joy of winter!
At CXC our goal is to have a complete pyramid of athlete development, whether the top of the pyramid is an Olympic dream or simply enjoying winter on skis. And we are close to our goal with your help. Our elite athletes are truly an inspiration for our children. 35 athletes have been part of the CXC Team since 2007 and all of them are giving back to the sport in their communities as true ambassadors of the sport.
In this final update, I would like to share with you some notes we have received by e-mail and on our fundraising page:
“Very grateful for all that CXC has done for me and US skiing. Let’s get more people on skis and enjoying winter.” – Brian Gregg, Team Gregg and CXC Team alumni.
“Because of CXC Adaptive Program, I fulfilled a dream!” – Brian Stewart, veteran and Adaptive Birkie skier
“This program is amazing. Not just for skiing but for life. My results have brought me to levels where I can train with teams and Olympic athletes of different sports.” – CXC Academy member
“Our daughter came home and was really sad to be home which means she had a transformational experience. In the end it wasn’t about the results, she was not feeling great so didn’t ski to her potential but it didn’t matter, it was about the shared experience with other great kids and coaches. She met some great new friends and will have memories for a lifetime.” – parent of a junior skier from U16 (J2) NENSA Championships.
“It was truly a fantastic event. We had a great time and do look forward to the next event!!! We are happy to be a part of these events!! Thanks again!!” – volunteer from the 2013 IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup in Cable , WI
This is a time filled with progress and excitement. Will you join us by making a gift before December 31 to help reach the $40,000 goal? Any amount does make a difference.
I sincerely hope you will – because a donation of any amount will help us meet this important goal and will help insure inspired lives for the future! We wish you all the joy the Holiday Season can bring.
Executive & Athletic Director
Central Cross Country Ski Association
Community Olympic Development Program