Donate $40: Teach children to ski and they’ll learn how to deal with frustration.

Learning to cross country ski teaches kids perseverance and how love winter.

Learning to ski teaches valuable lessons in patience.

Teach children to fish and they’ll eat for a lifetime.
Teach children to cross-country ski and they’ll learn patience and how to deal with frustration.

Watching kids learn to ski can be painful because they fall down so much.
Watching kids learn how to get up and deal with their frustration makes up for it.

In addition to learning patience and persistence,  they also…

…get in shape while having fun,
…learn a sport that they can use for the rest of their lives and
…learn to love winter.

Kids who love winter have a much greater chance of  staying healthy and happy especially if they live in snow country.

For the past 4 years, I have had the privilege of taking K-5 students from the Goodman Community Center (GCC) to  Blackhawk Ski Club in Middleton to learn how to cross-country ski. In total, that’s about 50 kids.

This year, the program runs from January 17 to March 7, 2013. Unfortunately, GCC’s funding is tight and the program is in jeopardy. GCC can pay for the transportation – no small contribution – but not for a teacher to get the kids to the lessons.

Half the fun of skiing is drinking hot chocolate after skiing and hanging out with friends. The memories will last a lifetime.

That’s where you come in.

Will you donate to the Ski Club 2013 fund? Just $40 will fund a scholarship for one student to do the full 8 week class?  To run the class, we need a total of $520.

Of course, all donations are appreciated.

To donate, click button to the right (you don’t need a Paypal account). Or, contact me via Facebook if you’d like to send a check. Thank you.

Help make the winter of a few great kids. Thank you! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Diane Schwartz
Get Kids Outside

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