Kelly Clark Foundation Launches New Snowboard Passport Program

Kelly Clark’s foundation is up all good again. Check out the press release on Snowboard Passport Program, which aims to introduce inner city and disadvantaged youth to snowboarding.

The Kelly Clark Foundation, a registered nonprofit organization that provides youth with the resources and opportunities to achieve their highest potential through snowboarding, today announced the launch of their brand new Snowboard Passport Program.

The Snowboard Passport Program marks the partnership of The Kelly Clark Foundation with various non-profit charities to fund day trips for kids to go snowboarding.  This brand new program will introduce and provide funding for inner city and disadvantaged youth to engage in the sport of snowboarding through trips to snowboarding and skiing resorts.

“I am excited about the announcement of our new passport program. It will continue to serve our vision of helping youth be successful through snowboarding, and it will help us have even more of an impact in the snowboarding culture,” says Clark.

Eligible charities for partnership consist of those who encourage outdoor participation and organize multi-week snowboarding programs.  Approved organizations will receive a passport grant to support the funding of these snowboarding programs aimed at teaching life skills and mentoring, including equipment, transportation, lift tickets, and food during the upcoming 2013 winter season.

For the past two years, The Kelly Clark Foundation has awarded $42,000 in scholarships to over 25 student athletes across the United States, and this new program will continue their commitment to youth snowboarding.  The foundation is now encouraging prospective applicants to download the application for a partnership

Clark, a three-time Olympian: 2002 Gold, 2010 Bronze medalist in halfpipe, is widely considered one of the greatest female riders in history. The West Dover, Vermont-native has won every major snowboarding title and event in the history of the sport including the Olympics, U.S. Open, and Winter X Games among others. Her competition schedule for the 2012-2013 is due to include the U.S. Grand Prix series, Winter Dew Tour, Winter X Games and the U.S. Open.

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