Fischer announed the opening of the application period for its 2020 Grants Program. The Fischer Grants program, an ongoing outreach program aimed at promoting access and engagement to skiing in the United States, focuses on youth and underserved ski populations, snowmaking efforts, education and outreach.
“We’ve seen this make a huge difference in the day-to-day skiing culture of individual programs,” described Fischer’s Nordic sales director, Steve Reeder. “It’s been impactful for the recipients.”
With a history of equipment support to outreach and nonprofit programs, the Fischer Grants program is an evolution of Fischer’s past outreach and a commitment to the sport. The first-ever of these annual grants was granted to Duluth Cross Country as a matching grant to support itsforthcoming snowmaking efforts, as well as money to the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage as supported by Fischer Athlete, Kikkan Randall in service to youth programs.
Additionally, Fischer granted funds to the Rochester Area Ski Trails Association (R.A.S.T.A.) for support of their community backcountry efforts.
“We’re proud to see growth in applications from backcountry and alpine programs last season,” described Fischer’s marketing manager, Brian Landrigan. “We’ll continue that focus for 2020 with an eye towards programs that can use funding and equipment to get people more opportunities to be on skis.”
Future monetary and equipment support grants will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the winter of 2020 with a June 1st deadline for application. Grants must be submitted through www.fischergrants.com and will be awarded solely through the discretion of Fischer Skis US, LLC.