Black skiers gather in Snowmass for fundraiser

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) -- Black skiers and snowboarders from across the country are gathering at Snowmass resort for a fundraiser held by the National Brotherhood of Skiers.

The meeting, known as the "Black Ski Summit," began Saturday and will continue until March 2. It coincides with the NBS's 40th anniversary.

The primary goal of the fundraiser is to support the organization's Olympic Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support for black athletes who excel in winter sports.

Beyond skiing and snowboarding, the summit will feature social events and leadership meetings.

The National Brotherhood of Skiers says it is supported by 60 clubs nationwide representing more than 3,000 members.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 192738231 - nbc11news.com/a?a=192738231