Ski-a-thon day! The whole team got out for a nice long rollerski cruise near the Vermont/New York border to raise money for the coming season.
It was a beautiful day with smiles all around.
Ski racing is an expensive sport. The SMST2 team provides housing, training facilities, a coach, and a great training group. As athletes, however, we are individually responsible for fundraising to cover travel and racing expenses. My training, travel, and competition expenses last year totaled over $20,000. I received generous support from both individuals and sponsors, but did not cover all the costs.
If you would like to support me as an athlete, please consider making a donation to the ski-a-thon. All money goes into a fund to help cover my travel and competition expenses. Checks can be written out to the “Elite Nordic Fund” and sent to:
Stratton Mountain School
Eric Packer c/o Gus Kaeding
7 World Cup Circle
Stratton Mountain, VT 05155
You can also make a donation through the paypal “donate” link on my homepage.
All families and individual supporters will be thanked on my website and sent regular training and racing updates throughout the fall and winter.
Thank you for reading!