Sunday, November 28, 2010

ADK Daily Enterprise: NYSEF is looking for Volunteers

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Adirondackers - If you are interested in helping out your local ski programs, local student-athletes and community venues check out this offer from NYSEF for volunteer opportunities at Whiteface, Mt. Van Hoevenberg  and Pisgah Mtn:

"NYSEF is looking for volunteers" (to read full article)
Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Nov. 26 Letter to the Editor

The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities to athletes of all ages in alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, cross-country skiing, nordic combined and biathlon. NYSEF was formed in 1973 and has grown from a couple dozen athletes to more than 400 athletes. This past winter, we had the honor of having multiple alumni compete (and succeed) in Vancouver. [Bill, Andrew, Lowell, Tim, Pete and myself]
This coming winter, we will be hosting more than 25 events at Whiteface Mountain, ranging from council-level races to JI/JII Eastern Junior Finals. All of these events require a great deal of volunteers. We have positions for first-timers and seasoned race workers; we even have some indoor positions. For each day of volunteering you will receive a voucher good for a future day at Whiteface, Gore, Mount Van Hoevenberg or for an Olympic Passport. These vouchers do not expire and can be used during the holiday periods.
Thank you to all the volunteers from previous seasons who come out in any and all weather conditions. I look forward to hearing from experienced volunteers, parents and new volunteers. For more information and race dates, please e-mail, call 518-946-7001, or check out
Brian Fitzgerald, NYSEF at Whiteface Mountain, Saranac Lake

Here is a link to NYSEF's Events and below are some notable upcoming races after the holidays:

Jan. 8 Hovey Memorial Race at Whiteface for J3,4&5 (This event is named in honor of my grandfather, Bill Hovey)
Jan. 14&15 HUGE weekend at Van Hoe! - USSA Supertour races, Junior Olympic qualifiers, and the St. Lawrence College Carnival (alpine events @ Whiteface, nordic events @ Van Hoe)
Contact: NYSEF Nordic coach Margaret Maher for volunteer information
Jan.  29&30 USBA NorAM#6 and Canadian World Championship Team final Selection event

Thanks for the help - volunteers are invaluable and can make all the difference!

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