Karbon Bursary Announcement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Karbon Bursary Announcement
$2,500 Bursary Awarded to Cadence Kiss & Declan McCormack
December 5th, 2017 – (Collingwood, ON) – Alpine Ontario Alpin (A0A) and Karbon are pleased to announce the two recipients of the 2017 Karbon Bursary. Each year Karbon and AOA select one female and one male from the U14, U16 or U19 age categories. This year’s winners are Ontario Ski Team (OST) member Declan McCormack and U16 Alpine Ski Club racer Cadence Kiss. Both recipients will receive $2,500 to help offset the cost of their alpine programs.
The process this year included a new AOA Awards & Bursary Committee lead by AOA Board Member and LSDA member Allan Mihalcin. Joining Allan on this committee are Pete Dyson/Craigleith Ski Club, Wendy Bunston/Devil’s Glen Country Club and Larisa Yurkiw/Georgian Peaks, NSA, CAST Alumni. The process this year ranked each applicant on three criteria:
- Athletic Performance
- Financial Need
- Commitment, attitude, work ethic, dedication, goals
Declan is a member of the Osler Bluff Ski Club and has skied with the GMVS academy for the past two years. He comes to the OST as the Canadian Jr. Slalom champion and is currently Canada’s top ranked SL U19 skier (5th in the world). Declan is clearly eyeing the National Team. “It is a total honour to represent my sport, my province and my family in doing something I love. This bursary helps me a great deal in doing all three! I know there were several worthy candidates for this bursary, as we all require a significant amount of resources to compete at this level, so I truly appreciate being selected and I hope to honour this generosity both on and off the hill. “
Cadence Kiss is a first year U16 racer at Alpine Ski Club and represented Ontario on the U14 CanAm Team last winter at Mont Tremblant where she reached the podium with a 3rd spot in GS. Cadence is a dedicated athlete who trains 3times each week with SXS Fitness in addition to competing on many of her school teams. “I am just very grateful to receive the Karbon bursary and I am so lucky to be able to do what I love, ski racing.”
Since 2004, Karbon has provided a bursary to AOA athletes to help offset the costs of training, equipment and coaching. “Karbon is a proud supporter of alpine skiing and the pursuit of excellence at all levels of sport. Karbon is pleased to see so many applications submitted in 2017 and proud to be affiliated with Declan and Cadence who embody the Karbon values of determination, perseverance, and hard work,” said Peter Schure, Vice President, Karbon. “We are excited to be celebrating our younger alpine racers this year and have high hopes for their success in the upcoming season. Congratulations, we wish you both great success on the slopes this year and beyond.”
Karbon’s commitment to winter sport is twofold: we create winter sportswear that has the technical performance to empower the world’s best athletes, and we sponsor those athletes to help them show the world that there truly are no limits. We’re proud to support athletes at all levels of sport, including our Olympic athletes and also future Olympians through grassroots support. We are privileged to work with elite teams of winter athletes to continuously improve our products. Their feedback allows us to continue to provide the winter sports apparel they need to achieve Olympic gold, and it also lets us share that innovative spirit and performance potential with our customers everywhere.
About Alpine Ontario (AOA)
Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) is the provincial governing body for the sport of alpine ski racing in Ontario. Alpine Ontario’s newly refined mission is to provide leadership and structure for high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community.
AOA represents four divisions, 45 member clubs and over 30,000 active athletes, coaches and officials (volunteers). AOA coordinates several successful programs across the province and continues to foster the development of “state of the art” and inclusive ski-racing programs from the grass roots level to the elite level.
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