RES Snow Motion Fund
In the winter of 2012, the RES Snow Motion Program at Cochran's was created by RES Parents and PE teacher Brian Godfrey. Snow Motion's Mission is "to provide Richmond youth the opportunity to learn to ski and snowboard during the school day at no cost."
Snow Motion is a fully inclusive program that occurs as part of the school day. Students are provided free transportation, rental equipment, lift tickets, and ski/snowboard lessons. Your donation will remove all the barriers in order to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to every student at RES.
The program is entirely run by parent volunteers and RES teachers. The 1st year of Snow Motion was piloted with the entire 4th grade class of 50 students. Since then the program has expanded each season to allow additional grades to participate. Last winter all students in 1st- 4th grade were able to participate. In the past we have been able to fundraise for the program through grants and community events like Mr. G's Gymboree, Big Truck Day, and Circus Night.
This year we need to raise $10,000 to fund the RES Snow Motion Program at Cochran's. This season we would like to expand the program to K-4th grade. In addition, as part of Snow Motion each student will get to ski/snowboard 5 consecutive weeks at Cochran's. Your donation will provide the opportunity for nearly 300 RES Students to experience the unique treasure that is Cochran's Ski Area.
Winter is upon us and we need to raise funds for this year’s Snow Motion by January. The program will occur from mid January through February. This season we are looking at going twice a week so that the slopes are not over crowded. 1st/4th/and half of K will go on one day and 2nd/3rd/and the other half of K will go on a different day.
By supporting the RES Snow Motion program you are ensuring that Richmond Youth have a positive first experience with a sport that can keep them active throughout their lifetimes. You are giving kids the tools and positive experiences that will help shape them into physically active adults. Not only does your donation help local kids but every dollar goes to Cochran's Ski Area which is the nation's first IRS 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt ski area. "No child will be denied the opportunity to ski or ride".
During this Holiday Season give the gift of Movement and help support the RES Snow Motion Program!!!!!!
To date we have raised $3,100 online via our Gofundme Page and $5,000 offline via community events and Grants.
Only $2,000 more to go!!!
Thanks for your Support.
Below is an email I received from a student after participating in Snow Motion!
Dear Mr. G,
You rock!. Thank you for setting up the skiing event today. This was my first time ever on skis thanks to you. We just watched the video. This year is my best year ever in gym because of you. You are the best and I'm glad you are at RES. My sister talks about you all the time and hopes to be able to ski too.