If Mikaela Shiffrin continues on her current trajectory she will more than likely become the most successful ski racer of all time. So if you happened to have the opportunity to own any of her bibs, and say they were signed, then those might just be a sound investment right now. And if you could own such an item, AND contribute to charity at the same time, well that’s just win-win!
Well, guess what! The Killington World Cup Foundation (KWCF) is auctioning off a couple of signed Mikaela Shiffrin bibs, one from Sugarloaf, ME and one from Levi, Finland. All proceeds go to the KWCF. To bid, go to eBay… and keep an eye on the page, as more Mikaela merchandise will be coming shortly.
The KWCF is a non-profit organization that provides grants to support access to winter sports in the Northeast. They hope to increase access to winter sports for youth and individuals with disabilities in the Northeast thereby creating more life-long participants in winter sports. Their mission is:
The Killington World Cup Foundation (KWCF) was created to benefit local and regional youth development programs and to support the women’s World Cup at Killington. KWCF will provide grants to support the winter sports infrastructure and access to winter sports in the northeast, with the goal of creating lifelong participants fo the sport.
During their last two grant cycles, the KWCF had 7000 participants in their programs, 20% of those were new to the program and 14% of them had never tried the sport before. KWCF gave grants to 27 different non-profits in seven states. Combined with matching funds and multi-year grant commitments, the KWCF will bring more than $700,000 in incremental resources to the winter sports infrastructure in the region
The Killington World Cup Foundation raises the majority of its monies by selling VIP sponsorships and tickets to the Killington World Cup. The tickets help fund winter sports programs in the Northeast and are partially tax-deductible (for each Saturday ticket purchased $275 goes to the KWCF, for each Sunday ticket $225 goes to the KWCF).
Other fun little things such as auctioning off signed bibs, a GS suit, and Olympic bag on eBay that Mikaela Shiffrin donated to the KWCF will also help them pursue their mission.
This year’s World Cup event at Killington Resort, VT kicks off on 29th November 2019, and the resort began making snow over 2-weeks ago.