Alpine Ability Updates - Dec. 18

Alpine Ability Updates - Dec. 18, 2019

Dear U16 and FIS Athletes and Parents:
Below are the links to the travel planning worksheets for upcoming events. Please respond on each form and utilize the links on the form to make your entries and execute required waivers.
Deadline for all three travel planning forms is December 26, 2019 to allow proper planning and our parent housing volunteers to finalize details at an appropriate time. As always, THANK YOU for taking the time to review your plans and responding as soon as possible. Your help keeps us organized and able to focus on more important things.
The next update will be the first week of January. See you at training and at the races!
Happy Holidays to all! Enjoy this special time with family and friends, take time to appreciate the blessings we all enjoy and lets all dedicate ourselves to being the best we can be in 2020!
In This Update:
- Eldora Sync January 3-4, 2020
- Winter Park FIS January 5-7, 2020
- Wilder Dwight Aspen FIS and U16 Speed Week January 15-20
- Paul Cuthbertson Foundation Scholarship
- Murphy Roberts Holiday Classic Scholarship
Eldora Sync January 3-4, 2020 – Deadline 12/26
Team Summit is invited to stay with the Gallagher/Mangham household in Boulder during the Eldora Sync races. Thank you Krysia and David!
Winter Park FIS January 5-7, 2020 – Deadline 12/26
Team Lodging at Sundowner Motel. Details on TSC Travel Planning Sheet:
Wilder Dwight Aspen FIS and U16 Speed Week January 15-20 - Deadline 12/26
Team lodging is planned in up to two homes with SG athletes overflow in hotel rooms if needed. Costs are variable depending on number of enrolled athletes. Deadline of 12/26 is needed due to difficulty of securing appropriate housing in Aspen.
Paul Cuthbertson Foundation Scholarship
Any young person in pursuit of life goals is encouraged to apply no later than December 23

The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Live for Those Who Cannot Scholarship, which will be awarded periodically to mountain youth who have a passion for life and dedication to achieving excellence in their pursuits.
The purpose of The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation is to invest in the next generation of young men and women by providing merit-based scholarships or grants that help them pursue their dreams and goals in life with a focus on competitive skiing, outdoor recreation, education, music, and the arts.

The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation is accepting scholarship applications now through December 23. Any young person up to 25 years of age in pursuit of life goals — whether it be competitive snowsports, outdoor recreation, education, music, or the arts — is encouraged to apply no later than December 23. Scholarships are merit-based and applicants will be evaluated based on need, passion, drive, dedication to achieving excellence, work ethic, community involvement, and recommendations from a teacher, coach, or a community leader.

The scholarship is established in honor of Paul Allen Cuthbertson, who passed away on May 19, 2019 after suffering injuries while skiing and hiking on New York Mountain in Eagle County. Cuthbertson was remembered as a mountain-sports athlete with a zeal for life who internalized the phrase “live for those who cannot” after losing friends and family of his own before their time. Paul was also a former SSCV athlete, son of longtime SSCV staff member Betsy Cuthbertson, and member of the SSCV family. 

In the days after Cuthbertson’s passing, his family established The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation to support goal-oriented youth who have a passion for life. The foundation has now amassed sufficient funds to allow for the first round of scholarships, which will be awarded in early 2020.
Applicants will be asked what they hope to achieve through the award, why they need financial assistance, and how the financial assistance will help them achieve their goals.

“Live for Those Who Cannot” is a philosophy that Cuthbertson created, lived by, and had tattooed on his forearm. In memory of Cuthbertson and this approach to life, the foundation is pleased to award the Live for Those Who Cannot Scholarship. Donations are also currently being accepted.

To Apply:
Murphy Roberts Holiday Classic Scholarship
The $1,000 Murphy Roberts Holiday Classic scholarship is available to any FIS racer from Colorado who races in the Holiday Classic. This will be the third year of the scholarship. The application is simple and online here:  It must be submitted by Thursday, December 19 at 10:00am and will be awarded following the Sunday night race.
The scholarship is awarded to a racer who exhibits the following characteristics that we all remember of Murphy Roberts:
A work ethic demonstrated repeatedly over the years
An enthusiastic, supportive approach to teammates and the sport
An athlete who, through hard work and perseverance, is making the most of his or her talent with spirit and positivity
An athlete who represents alpine racing in a positive manner
A skier who exemplifies the fun, passion and spirit of Murphy
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