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Nordic hosts a coupon fundraiser

Park collects money for the upcoming season
Kylie Kaiser

To kick off the Nordic ski season, the team came together as a program to raise money for seasonal expenses. All the athletes got into teams and split up by going door to door selling coupons that support local Park businesses. 

The secretary of the Nordic booster club and financing lead Jean Baron said this type of fundraising not only benefits the financial aspect of the sport, but the social impacts as well.

 “It’s good team bonding because we mix up the grades and the genders when we go out in the carpool, so they spend the day together and get to know each other,” said Baron. “It’s a good life skill learning how to communicate with strangers and try to sell things.”

Senior captain Nolan Crump said the event was a success, as well as a promising overlook to the start of another year. 

“The fundraising is going really well,” Crump said. “We’re making a lot of money and I’m bonding well with my teammates.” Overall, the community had some great takeaways from this event and we can’t wait to see what this season brings for Park Nordic.

With all the money that was raised coming in, it’s good to know what the profits will be distributed to within the Nordic season. Overall, Nordic is an expensive sport, and Baron said what the coaches and advisors choose to spend this money on can make all the difference.

“They pay for expenses the school district can’t cover, like waxes for the skis, some upgrades to the uniforms, as well as our ski trip,” said Baron.

As for the outcome of this event, Senior Addison Chenvert says it has been very beneficial.

“It’s gone pretty well. It’s actually one of my favorite things of the year,” Chenvert said. “It’s so fun and it’s good team bonding.”

Baron said the profits are used directly to the team’s benefit which helps the athletes to be motivated to help.

“They pay for expenses the school district can’t cover. Like waxes for the skis, some upgrades to the uniforms, as well as our ski trip,” said Baron.

According to Crump, another goal in mind when fundraising for Nordic was to get the team’s name recognized to more people in order to grow their program and gain new members. 

“I think more people should join Nordic because originally seeing the cold and stuff might scare some people, but when you join it’s actually a really fun time and you meet a lot of fun people and create good memories,” Crump said.

Park Nordic’s next fundraiser is 3:00 pm Dec. 10 at Steel Toe Brewing.

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