About The Foundation
The Kelly Clark Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization that provides youth with the resources and opportunities to achieve their highest potential through snowboarding. Since it's establishment in February of 2010, the Foundation has awarded over $42,000 worth of scholarships in the last two and a half years, providing scholarships to young athletes with financial need. The Foundation realizes that the key to success starts with the opportunity to follow your dreams and they aim to give every kid the opportunity to make his or her dream a reality.
THE KELLY CLARK FOUNDATION AWARDS YOUNG SNOWBOARDER’S WITH SCHOLARSHIPS
Grant recipients of the Kelly Clark Foundation receive a total of $16,000 in scholarship funding to different mountain school across the United States
Mammoth Lakes, CA (October 4, 2012) – The Kelly Clark Foundation, a registered nonprofit organization that provides youth with the resources and opportunities to achieve their highest potential through snowboarding, announced today the distribution of its third round of scholarship funding. So far this year the foundation has awarded $16,000 to four young snowboarders to attend different mountain schools across the United States.
The grant recipients will utilize the scholarships to attend mountain schools including Mount Mansfield Academy, Mount Snow Academy, Okemo Mountain School, and Stratton Mountain School for the 2012-2013 academic year.
“This scholarship speaks to me as an opportunity to follow my dream,” said a scholarship recipient who received a $4,000 scholarship towards tuition at Mount Snow Academy. “I will work hard on and off the hill to reach my best potential.”
“The reaction from the scholarships recipients has been absolutely incredible and is a proud moment in my life,” said Clark, an Olympic gold medalist. “It is my intention with the Kelly Clark Foundation to give back, and see others have the same opportunities that I have had; and I am looking forward to watching their dreams come true.”
The Kelly Clark Foundation awards scholarships to snowboarders looking to pursue excellence in athletics and academics through the attendance of mountain schools. Criteria include the level of athletic commitment, financial need and letter(s) of recommendation.
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, 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 U.S. Open.