NIK ZORICIC FOUNDATION PROVIDES ALPINE CANADA B-NETTING TO REWARD DOMESTIC CLUBS

NIK ZORICIC FOUNDATION PROVIDES ALPINE CANADA B-NETTING TO REWARD DOMESTIC CLUBS

Calgary, Alta. (March 1, 2017) – The Nik Zoricic Foundation is partnering with Alpine Canada to provide $15,000 in B-netting to two local ski clubs hosting Nor-Ams and other major domestic events this season. This partnership demonstrates Alpine Canada’s continued commitment to the next generation of ski racing development and The Nik Zoricic Foundation’s tireless dedication to raising the bar for safety at ski racing events in Canada. 

As part of this partnership, The Nik Zoricic Foundation will be named an official sponsor of the Canadian Nor-Am Cup tour. Alpine Canada sought out this partnership as a way to show support and appreciation for domestic ski clubs hosting Nor-Am races and other major events. The future of Canadian ski racing is fostered at these events and Alpine Canada wishes to acknowledge their efforts and accomplishments. 

“Alpine Canada is proud to partner with The Nik Zoricic Foundation in support of their commitment to providing exemplary safety at all ski races,” said Nick Bass, Chief Operation Officer, Alpine Canada. “The clubs and race organizing committees that host our Nor-Ams and other major domestic events are key partners in Canadian ski racing. We are hoping this partnership will help recognize the great work these clubs are doing.” 

The two clubs will be selected following the 2016-17 season and each club will receive B-netting worth $7,500. 

"The Nik Zoricic Foundation is excited about this partnership that puts athlete safety at the forefront of these events,” said Silvia Zoricic, President, The Nik Zoricic Foundation. “Together with Alpine Canada, we strive to ensure all race and training environments are safe for all athletes."

ABOUT NIK ZORICIC FOUNDATION

The Nik Zoricic (NZ) Foundation strives to minimize constraints faced by skier athletes on their quest for success. It aims to minimize risk of serious accidents and injury due to lack of safe training and unsafe conditions through safety equipment grants and net and padding loan programs. NZ also supports the growth of skiing through funds for needing and deserving athletes and by providing training camps and other unique development opportunities. The Foundation supports the continuous advocacy of the importance and implementation of safety initiatives in sport and helps athletes achieve long-term success by providing education on the opportunities available to athletes through sport.

ABOUT ALPINE CANADA

Alpine Canada is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, world championship and World Cup medallists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.

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