FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TRUCKEE, Calif. (April 24, 2010) United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) awarded scholarship funds totaling $15,000 to 77 USASA members at the 2010 USASA National Championships. The 21st Annual USASA National Championships were held at Copper Mountain, CO on April 3-9, 2010. The week of snowboard and FreeSkiing competitions and festivities attracted over 1,500 riders between the ages of 3 to 66, from 32 Regional Series across the country, specializing in a variety of snowboard and FreeSki disciplines.
Each year, USASA members who qualify for the USASA National Championship can apply for a USASA Scholarship by completing the application requirements. The applicants are evaluated for the following criteria; transcripts, letters of recommendation, photograph of applicant and snowboarding results.
The scholarship awards this year ranged from $75.00 to $425.00 and can be used for any accredited school or institute of learning, coaching programs or summer snowboard/ski camps.
“The USASA Scholarship Endowment is one highlight of the USASA National Championships” said Jason Toutolmin, USASA Executive Director. “We recognize the importance of supporting the academic aspect of a child’s development. The USASA members are typically well-rounded, have good grades and are excellent athletes. Members of USASA not only have fun and meet new friends; they build confidence and develop self-esteem through participation. Our scholarship awards are one way we support educational development.”
The 2010 USASA Scholarship Fund was made possible with the support and participation of Windell’s Camp and Transworld Snowboard Magazine. The financial commitment made to USASA by these sponsors, allow USASA to contribute to their member’s education.
Contact: Jason Toutolmin (800)404-9213
United States of America Snowboard Association is dedicated to supporting recreational and competitive snowboarding within 32 regional series throughout the United States of America. Since 1988, USASA has fostered the competitive spirit of snowboard athletes and developed a solid grassroots organization that allows boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in over 500 organized snowboard events that qualify for national and international competition. See the complete event schedule and more at www.usasa.org.