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SYNC Performance exists to help athletes push limits, challenge the status quo, and strive for that which is beyond the horizon. Through high performance gear designed by and for athletes, we support clubs, non-profits, youth race series', and independent race teams. The SYNC Athlete Fund is another step toward inspiring, empowering and supporting the next generation of ski racing.
The SYNC Athlete Fund will award $50,000 worth of individual grants to athletes for 2019/2020 season via the 501(c)3 Team America Foundation. Applications deadline closed August 31st. Athletes who are dedicated to the sport of ski racing and demonstrate a funding gap in their journey were encouraged to apply. Grants and next year's timeline will be announced in October.
Past recipients of support from SYNC and/or The TA Foundation include: Brian McLaughlin, Kyle Negomir, Sam Morse, Paula Moltzan, Cooper Cornelius, Foreste Peterson, Hig Roberts, Robby Kelley, Michael Ankeny, Megan McJames, AJ Ginnis, and Wiley Maple.
What is the purpose of the SYNC Athlete Fund?
The goal of the Fund is to provide financial support to developing ski racers with potential to be elite who have demonstrated financial need and would not otherwise be able to afford basic necessities like coaching, travel and equipment to achieve even higher performance levels and rankings without our help.
Who administers the Fund?
The SYNC Athlete Fund is administered by a committee within SYNC Performance staff and is supported by generous sponsors like TA Foundation and other like minded donors looking to raise the bar and provide opportunities in US ski racing.
Who is eligible to apply?
We fund individual American athletes who actively compete as an amateur demonstrate financial need. Qualification criteria follows a policy of “speed and need”, prioritizing those on a path to high-level competition yet do not have access to support from other sources or organizations.
The specific criteria for eligibility is as follows:
The SYNC Athlete Fund is organized specifically to make a difference in athlete’s lives in the most direct way possible. Therefore, grants are made on an individual basis only and are not offered to groups or organizations. If you are a team, club, or other organization seeking funding, we encourage you to apply for a grant through our partner non-profit, TA Foundation and take part in SYNC Kick Backs Program.
How would accepting an individual grant affect a student athlete’s college eligibility?
If you do not satisfy these reporting requirements you will be ineligible to apply for this or any other grant.
What criteria will be applied in making grant decisions?
When are deadlines and other relevant dates?