The World Cup Dreams Foundation is delighted to announce its November scholarship recipients. After receiving more than 150 applications from athletes from across the country of athletes competing in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, freestyle, freestyle skiing, Nordic combined and jumping ski, we have selected 16 grant recipients, each of whom will receive a grant of $ 1,500 to help offset training and competition costs.
In the fall of 2021, the WCD allocated more than $ 200,000 in direct funding to athletes. World Cup Dreams decided to open a second round of grants in November, totaling $ 24,000 in additional funding to help support aspiring athletes from a wide variety of backgrounds.
âWe were impressed with the range of athletes who applied. This is a testament to our reach in the world of snow sports and skiing and also to the great need for financial support from the community. We want to help give athletes and families an extra boost to keep going because, as we all know, keeping athletes involved is the only way to move them forward, âsaid Tommy Biesemeyer, Executive Director of World Cup Dreams .
In the spring of 2021, the WCD and the T2 Foundation merged to form a single organization and took on the responsibility of funding the athletes who strive to be the best in the world. WCD exists to help keep the best athletes in the game – not just the best athletes who can afford to pursue their dreams.
We are proud to announce the following November 2021 grant recipients:
Cailin Apple Breck – Burke Mountain Academy – Alpine
Rex Arnot – Missoula Freestyle Team – Freestyle (moguls)
Bella Bacon – Park City / US Freeski Team – Freeski (slopestyle / big air)
Fynn Bullock – One Team / Orlando, FL – Snowboard
Garret Butts – APU Nordic Ski Center – Cross Country Skiing
Avery Costello – Snowbasin – Alpine Ski Team
Neve Gerard – Bend, OR – Cross Country
Audrey Higgins Lopez – Rowmark – Alpine
Carson Hume – SSCV – Alpine
Svea Irving – Winter Park – Freeski
Madison Maclaren – Sugar Hill, NH – Alpine
Atticus Sanders – Jackson Hole Ski Club – Alpine
Gunnar Travis – Park City Ski Team – Alpine
Cole Vanetten – Northwood School – Alpine
Kalle Wagner – Dartmouth Ski Team – Alpine
Zach Wargo – Northwood School – Alpine
Please visit our website at worldcupdreams.org to view athlete biographies and learn more, or to donate and support The Dreamers.
About the World Cup Dreams Foundation:
The World Cup Dreams Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that has worked for over a decade to support elite ski racers in need of additional funding that is not fully provided by the national federation. Their annual grant program has allocated more than $ 2.3 million to aspiring athletes, helping them achieve their dreams. Additionally, WCD athletes work within ski and youth communities to give back and support the growth of their sport. www.worldcupdreams.org