RES Snow Motion Fund

$3,755 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 4 months
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Brian Godfrey
on behalf of Brian Godfrey
 RICHMOND, VT

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!!!!!!
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Update 4
Posted by Brian Godfrey
1 month ago
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Snow Motion had its first session on Friday. Thank you to all of you who helped support the program. Looking forward to another beautiful week on the slopes.
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Update 3
Posted by Brian Godfrey
2 months ago
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This week 1st grade went to Cochran's for ski & board clinics with Barbara Ann Cochran. They did a super job and the slopes were beautiful. Snow Motion will begin for everyone on Tuesday January 24th. Thanks for your support.
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Update 2
Posted by Brian Godfrey
3 months ago
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Friday was the 4th Annual Mr. G's Gymboree, we were able to raise $2,000 towards the Snow Motion Fund.

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.
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Update 1
Posted by Brian Godfrey
3 months ago
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Our Snow Motion Funding page is off to a strong start!!! We have raised 25% of our goal so far. Please consider sharing the link on social media or directly with family members, it will help us get even closer to funding this year's program.

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.

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$3,755 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 4 months
Created November 22, 2016
BG
Brian Godfrey  
on behalf of Brian Godfrey
JP
$25
Jenifer Purvee
1 month ago

Donating again because this is a wonderful program!

$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
$30
Anonymous
3 months ago
AO
$25
Alicia O'Gorman
3 months ago

Skiing through school played a huge part of my childhood, from making friends to teaching responsibility. Programs like these are amazing opportunities that encourage people of all ages to be a tourist in their own back yard,

DN
$25
Denise Noble
3 months ago

Thanks so much for all your amazing energy and efforts to keep our kids moving in wonderful ways!!

KY
$100
Karen and Don Yaggy
3 months ago
TA
$50
The Arnesons
3 months ago
$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
JW
$250
jason webster
3 months ago
KN
$100
Katie & Steve Nelson
3 months ago
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