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Programs for Members

Spokane Nordic offers cross-country skiing lessons to everyone, age 5 to 105, whether they're beginners, intermediate, or competing to be the top skier in the nation. Their programs build community, cultivate a life-long love of outdoors sports, and help kids and adults excercise all winter long. Sponsors that choose to support these programs earn the deep loyalty of the hundreds of families that enroll in them.

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Wax and supplies

Scholarships for members in need

Paid staff

Food and drinks

Where the Money Goes

Nordic Kids

SNSA's Largest Program Working with the Youngest Kids

January-February 2023

Nordic Kids is a 7-week program that offers kids from 5 to 12 years old and their parents the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Nordic (cross-country) skiing. Over the years thousands of children and their parents have participated in this program. Lessons include drills to learn new skills, games to reinforce learned skills, adventures off the trails, and long tours to reach the Nova hut. 

Non-Monetary Needs

Youth Ski Equipment

Food and Drinks

Various Swag/Merch

Volunteers (Valued at $15/hour)

In 2021-22, Nordic Kids consisted of 196 kids and their parents, from all across the Inland Northwest. Participants attend lessons once a week through January and February.

Who the Program Reaches

If your business works with kids, sponsoring Nordic Kids is a no-brainer. But even if your business targets adults, the hundreds of parents that participate and volunteer with this program will be keenly aware of your company's support and values.

Reasons to Sponsor This Program

Program participants will be reminded of your sponsorship several times throughout the season on social media and email.

Associated Publicity

This winter activity enables kids of all ages to be active, make new and build friendships, and provide a competitive and supportive positive environment of health and learning. It also encourages parents to try something new and get outdoors with their kids.

Community Benefits

Email info@spokanenordic.org if you'd like to sponsor this program!

 

Transition Team

Skills Development Intermediate Level Youth Skiers

August 2022 - March 2023

The Spokane Nordic Transition Team is an opportunity for junior skiers age 8 and above who have at least three seasons in Nordic Kids (or equivalent cross-country skiing experience) to transition into more technical, and optionally competitive skiing that can lead to the Racing Team.

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Where the Money Goes

Elite-level wax and team supplies

Scholarships for team members in need

Travel expenses to race events

Van maintenance & repair

Race fees and permits

Summer camp conditioning and coaching

Non-Monetary Needs

Youth Ski Equipment

Food and Drinks

Various Swag/Merch

Team Van

SNSA's Transition Team typically has 20-30 members between the ages of 7 and 12.

 

Schools represented:

Middle: Sacajawea, Chase, Spokane International Academy, Mountainside & Northwood

Elementary: Wilson, Hutton, Roosevelt, Windsong Montessori

Who You're Supporting

If you sponsor one of SNSA's teams your company will be thanked in all of the posters in the Selkirk Lodge and team updates on social media throughout the season.

Sponsoring the Transition Team specifically gives you the opportunity to earn the gratitude and loyalty of young skiers and their families.

Associated Publicity

Sponsoring SNSA's teams is the best way to showcase your business' values and community pride. Sure, some Fortune 500 companies sponsor the Seahawks or the Mariners, but we think sponsoring Spokane's only youth cross-country ski teams makes a stronger statement about your business' commitment to the community than any multi-million dollar stadium ever could.

Reasons to Sponsor This Program

Community Benefits

This winter activity enables kids of all ages to be active, make new and build friendships, and provide a competitive and supportive positive environment of health and learning. 

Email info@spokanenordic.org if you'd like to sponsor this event!

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Race Team

Spokane's Top Youth Cross-Country Ski Team

August 2022 - March 2023

The Race Team is intended for athletes aged 13 and up who are interested in learning classic and skate technique and competing in area races. 

Elite-level wax and team supplies

Scholarships for team members in need

Travel expenses to race events

Van maintenance & repair

Race fees and permits

Summer camp conditioning and coaching

Where the Money Goes

Non-Monetary Needs

Youth Ski Equipment

Food and Drinks

Various Swag/Merch

Team Van

SNSA's Race Team typically has 10-20 members between the ages of 13 and 18.

 

High Schools represented:

Lewis & Clark, Mead, North Central Mt Spokane & Central Valley

In 2022, several SNSA team members ranked in the top 10 within the PNSA division. Bridget Burns was ranked #1 in PNSA and top 15 nationally.

Who You're Supporting

Reasons to Sponsor This Program

Sponsoring SNSA's teams is the best way to showcase your business' values and community pride. Sure, some Fortune 500 companies sponsor the Seahawks or the Mariners, but we think sponsoring Spokane's only youth cross-country ski teams makes a stronger statement about your business' commitment to the community than any multi-million dollar stadium ever could.

Associated Publicity

If you sponsor one of SNSA's teams your company will be thanked in all of the posters in the Selkirk Lodge and team updates on social media throughout the season.

Sponsoring the Race Team gives your brand exposure all over the Inland Northwest. The Race Team travels and competes in Bend, Oregon, Sun Valley, ID, Winthrop, Wa, and the National Championship in Minneapolis. The Race Team's title sponsor's logo will be added to the race van and team uniforms.

Community Benefits

This winter activity enables kids of all ages to be active, make new and build friendships, and provide a competitive and supportive positive environment of health and learning. 

 

Throughout the season, the team participated in over 24 practices and 4 Junior National Qualifying races.

Email info@spokanenordic.org if you'd like to sponsor this event!

 
 

Ski Club

Fun, Weekly Meet-Up for Adults of Any Experience Level

January-March 2023

The Spokane Nordic Ski Club is designed to be a group that gets together to ski, improve their skills & fitness, enjoy the outdoors, and make new, life-long friendships.

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Instructors

Food & Drinks

Where the Money Goes

This program is available to SNSA's 500+ members, ages 18 to 100. This group meets weekly at the Selkirk lodge and split off into groups based on skill levels and friendships. The majority of participants are between the ages of 40 and 80.

Who the Program Reaches

Non-Monetary Needs

Raffle Prizes for Participants

Food and Drinks

Guest Instructors

Gifts for Volunteers and Instructors

Besides individual adult lessons, this is SNSA's only program geared towards adults. This program is casual and inexpensive, so anything a sponsor contributes will be an exciting surprise for this group of dedicated skiers. This program is well-suited for a co-promotion is any sponsors want to team up to incentize new participants.

Reasons to Sponsor This Event

Your business will be thanked on promotional posters in the Selkirk lodge and in social media posts throughout the season. Any merch or prizes you donate to the group will also be seen all over the mountain throughout the season.

Associated Publicity

This activity enables adults of all ages to be active, make and build friendships, and get outdoors. The value of regular excercise and socialization throughout the cold, dark months of winter go far beyond reducing the impact of S.A.D.

Community Benefits

Email info@spokanenordic.org if you'd like to sponsor this event!

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Champions Gala

Ski Team Families Gather to Celebrate the Season

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The Champions event is the end-of-season celebration where SNSA members, coaches, teammates and parents gather to celebrate individual accomplishments and the team's overall success.

Awards & Prizes

Signage

Food & Drinks

Venue Space

Gifts for Volunteers and Instructors

Where the Money Goes

The Champions event typically draws 100-200 attendees. This includes athletes, their parents, and SNSA faithfuls.

Who the Event Reaches

Non-Monetary Needs

Raffle and Auction Items

Venue space

Catering

Alcohol or other drinks

Awards for athletes

Donated venue space, catering, alcohol, or prizes can all make a huge difference to this event - while leaving a big impression of some of SNSA's most dedicated members and donors.

Reasons to Sponsor This Event

Email info@spokanenordic.org if you'd like to sponsor this event!