NENSA’s Annual April Fund Drive:
Greetings! What a successful year this has been for our beloved sport of cross country skiing! Echoing the nationwide enthusiasm and unprecedented media coverage from the Olympics, our NENSA programming is also booming. Our competitive pipeline is alive and well with New England skiers garnering podiums from Junior Nationals, Super Tour and World Championships and our Youth, Community & Masters programs are expanding. Your support is critical to continue our NENSA programs!
April is the month of the NENSA Annual Fund Drive and its success depends on every member - such as YOU! NENSA is "Going for Gold" and our goal is to raise $50,000 by April 30th.
NENSA is thrilled to announce that a second anonymous donor has come forward to do a special week of Matching Gifts during this final week of our Annual April Fund Drive, Monday April 23 – Monday April 30th. We are ending this April Fund Drive with a “Nudge a Friend” week, meaning if you get a friend, fellow skier or family member to donate this week, the Matching Gift Donor will double that friends gift. (Example, if they donate $100 the anonymous donor will add $200 to that donation, for a total of $300 to NENSA) . All they need to do is write “referred by a friend (your name)” in the comments section at check out, then our Matching Donor will not just match, but will double that gift to our NENSA fund drive! And there is still more ~ if you make a donation this week, or have already donated to the April Fund Drive earlier this month, and nudge a friend to also donate this week, your donation made earlier this month, or this week, will also be DOUBLED!! WOW!!
This means the potential for two times the DOUBLE DOUBLE impact for NENSA and our programing. Please give as generously as you can, AND tell your friends and family to do so too, so we can take advantage of this wonderful doubling Matching Gift opportunity, and help us end the April Fund Drive with our goal of 50k being met and the funding in place to kick off another great year of NENSA programing!
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Not sure what NENSA does??? Here is some of what we do:
- Coaches & TD education and symposiums
- Bill Koch League
- Eastern Cup racing
- Zak Cup Masters & Club Championships
- Marathons Series
- New England BKL Festival
- U16 Championships
- Eastern High School Championships
- NENSA Elite & Development Teams
- New England Junior National Team
- Eastern REG Camp
- Nordic Rocks programing
- Event Organizers trainings
- Women’s Day
- Roller ski race series
- Supporting Clubs
- www.NENSA.net as a resource for all things New England Nordic
All of these wonderful programs are run by NENSA, and the NENSA staff. Without NENSA, these programs for all ages, and top notch racing in New England would not exist. Many of our USST members, and medal winners on the World Cup, Olympic, World Championships, World Juniors, Supertours, US Senior and Junior Nationals, were all former Bill Koch skiers, who got their start in our local clubs, and/or are still training with New England based NENSA clubs today. But NENSA is much more than these great results ~ it is a family enjoying the Bill Koch Festival together, it is a group of friends attending Woman's Day, is it juniors spending time with their friends at ski practice, and BKL'ers playing games and learning a sport that will stay with them for life, it is coaches learning new skills at our NENSA trainings, and it is masters having fun with their friends and teammates racing at Zak Cups and Marathons all winter long. To keep NENSA running, and all these great events you know and love running, Please give as generously as you can -- every single donation counts!
From the NENSA staff team, our Board of Directors, and on behalf of the entire New England Nordic community, we thank you for taking the time to make a donation to NENSA today. Best, Amie W. Smith, Executive Director Carol Van Dyke, President, Board of Directors
Matching Gift Donations:
Don't forget Matching Gift Donations - If your company (or your spouses company) has a Matching Gift Donation Program, please complete all required form and your matching information on our online form, so your generous gift to NENSA can be doubled! We so appreciate it!
Prefer to donate by check? Make your check payable to NENSA and mail your gift to: New England Nordic Ski Association 49 Pineland Drive, Suite 301A New Gloucester, Maine 04260 Would you like to make a Stock Donation? NENSA gladly accepts donations of Stocks. If you would like to do this, please contact Amie Smith. Executive Director, at [email protected], and I would be happy to share with you our Asset Transfer Instructions. It is easy, and benefits both the donor and NENSA. Thank you for considering this option too! NENSA is a 501C3 nonprofit service organization that promotes the culture of cross country skiing by creating opportunities for youth, athletes, coaches, officials and skiers of all levels. We are a Community Olympic Development Program for cross-country skiing in New England as well as the umbrella organization for Nordic skiing events in the region. NENSA also provides the support structure necessary to bring cross-country skiers to their highest potential at regional, national and international events.