Ski Racing Development, World Cup Supply and Shred Optics have once again joined to sponsor the “Fast Skier” Junior Alpine Scholarship Fund.

In it’s fourth year, the award is intended to provide monetary assistance ($1,500) to a deserving J3-level junior alpine ski racer. The scholarship recipient will also receive an SRD race suit, WCS Start Cape and a helmet and goggle package from Shred Optics.

The scholarship will be awarded to the USSA J3 athlete who exhibits the personal characteristics required for success both on and off the hill.

“The award is especially important to us at WCS this year as it is our 20th anniversary,” said Brad Williams of World Cup Supply, Inc. “The number of applications we receive always surprises us and the quality of the kids applying makes it an especially hard decision each time around.”

There have been three previous winners. The mother of Andrew Black, the latest winner, said her son was able to reach his goals with the help of the scholarship. “One of his goals as a first year J2 was to have his FIS points under 100 in all disciplines and he has accomplished that with his best FIS finish at 18th in GS and 20th in SG. His best USSA race finishes were first and third in GS with an overall finish of sixth for J2’s.”

This year, the application deadline will be May,25 2012 and the winner will be announced on May 25th. As with prior years the award will recognize dedication, talent, skill, personal integrity and a passion for ski racing. Academic achievement and community involvement remain important factors in the selection process as well.

Interested athletes may find the application by visiting: Questions can be sent to: – please write “Scholarship” in the subject line.

Story Update

Application Deadline Extended to May 25, 2012 for FAST Skier Junior Alpine Scholarship Fund.  Cash Award Increased to $1,500!
Ski Racing Development, World Cup Supply, and SHRED Optics have extended the deadline for J3 Athletes to submit applications for this year’s scholarship award to May 25, 2012.  In addition, Brad Williams of World Cup Supply announced that the cash award associated with the Scholarship Prize Package will be increased from $1,000 to $1,500.  “We held raffles at three receptions given for coaches and volunteers at end of season events in Utah, New Hampshire and Maine.  The raffles were specifically designated to provide additional funds for the Scholarship Fund and all those who attended really stepped up to help out.  Through their generosity, we added an additional $500 to the cash prize”.
“We’ve extended the deadline to give more J3’s time to apply after what has been a really hectic time of year for all the kids” added Barry Levinson of Ski Racing Development.   “We appreciate the time and effort involved with the application process and hope that the extra time gives everyone who wants to apply the opportunity to do so”.

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Hank McKee
Senior Editor
In memoriam: The veteran of the staff, McKee started with Ski Racing in 1980. Over the seasons, he covered virtually every aspect of the sport, from the pro tours to junior racing, freestyle and World Cup alpine competition. He wrote the first national stories for many U.S. team stars, and was still around to report on their retirements. “Longevity has its rewards,” he said, “but it’s a slow process.”



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