Tag: Fundraising


Ian Torchia – ONLINE Fundraising Auction

Minnesota Native Ian Torchia is heading toward the World Cup! In order to assist him we in partnership with his sponsors and the Rochester Active Sports Club are holding an ONLINE Fundraising Auction. This will run Nov 28th thru Dec.6th

You can see the items ahead of time at – Ian Torchia’s ONLINE Fundraising Auction!


A few words from Ian-

Hello Friends!

Winter is right around the corner and I am as excited as you are to see the snow fly and get out gliding on those trails! As I think back to last season, my thoughts jump to the amazing fundraiser put on at Quarry Hill in Rochester last fall and with your support I was able to jump start the racing campaign on a stable financial footing. More than the money raised, it gave me a full heart of fire seeing all my supporters coming together to help me chase my dreams of international skiing success. I gave it my all last winter and after winning a SuperTour race and accumulating my first podiums at US Nationals, I qualified for Period 3 of the World Cup, the highest level of cross-country ski racing in the world. It was a humbling learning experience and while I did not perform to my true potential across the pond, I left more inspired and fired up than ever to get back and compete at the top level. After returning to the States, I had the race of my life at the American Birkebeiner finishing top American and placing 2nd overall in a narrow sprint finish, 1.3 seconds from the win.

For the Rest of the Story~ Words From Ian

NNF ~ Drive for 25 Fundraiser

Help us Support the National Nordic Foundation & Their DRIVE for 25 Fundraiser. To see what NNF does ~ www.nationalnordicfoundation.org

TO join in on Our DRIVE for 25 Page~


Out There with Ben Saxton (Fundraiser)

Minnesota Native Ben Saxton!

Aug 22nd we held a Great Fundraiser for Ben in the Twin Cities. From the Youth event to the Evening at the Saxton home. A Great experience. Wonderful learning, food, conversation and great presentation by Ben that evening about SMS, US Ski Team and his travels. Next time YOU should be Out There!

We are working with Ben ~ US Ski Team & SMS T2 member to help support his dream of being the Next Genereation Out There to grow Nordic in the USA. Ben had great performances last year at U23 Worlds and the opportunity to race at the WC in Falun. What will be next!


NNF Drive for 25 & Alpina ESK Test Drive

ESK pro

A Total of $935 was raised for NNF!

Now Thru Nov 15th.

So not sure if you have test driven this “Sports Car” of Skate boots yet or Donated to the National Nordic Foundation. Well if not we have a DEMO fleet of the Alpina Ski Boots ESK Skate boot at the shop. You can get out on them before the snow ~ Roller ski Test Drive! (Don’t roller ski come in anyway) Mention the ESK Test Drive and we will donate $10 for each Test Drive to the NNF Drive for 25. If addition to our current NNF Drive. So Get Out There! Help Support Tomorrow’s Athletes TODAY!

Help Support Nordic~

Our Fundraising Site: https://support.nationalnordicfoundation.org/fundraise?fcid=353761

This is where it begins. The passion, the love, the culture of American skiing that’s grown over the last half decade is because of a big push, an effort together. We’re no longer a collection of disparate skiers trying to succeed in the skiing world, rather a unified community exploring what is possible. We believe in American Nordic skiing. You believe in American Nordic skiing. Help to support tomorrow’s American nordic stars today.

  • What: American cross country skiers, fans, and enthusiasts supporting our nation’s developing skiers.
  • When: Now through November 12th
  • Why: We have improved from a nation that seldom put a skier in the top 15 on the World Cup to a Nation with World Champions and a World Cup Champion. Yet as a nation our developing athletes struggle to afford the racing opportunities required to compete among the best.
  • How: There are two ways.
    • 1) Become a Drive for 25 Ambassador. Click the “Become a Fundraiser” button and get 10 friends to donate $25 by November 12th
    • 2) Click the “Donate” button and donate $25 by November 12th.
  • Who: You.  The NNF is stepping up. The NNF is possible because of you.



Jessie Diggins Fundraiser

The 4th Annual JD Fundraiser was held last evening at Chilkoot with an Amazing Group of Jessie Supporters. From our Host Lee & John @Chilkoot and their amazing staff to Jessie’s Family, Her Sponsors, Coaches etc. As well as Jessie Of Course! The evening raised a generous sum for NNF with the Auction Items as well as over $9k for Jessie’s upcoming season. We wish her a Fantastic 14-15 World Cup Season and very proud to be supporting & working with such a GREAT Person & Athlete! See YOU Out There for the 5th Annual in 2015!



The Chilkoot Café and Cyclery in Stillwater is once again hosting a fund raiser dinner for Olympian, World Champion and US Ski Team member, Jessie Diggins, on November 9th at 6PM. The cost for dinner is $100, all proceeds of which go directly to Jessie to support training and racing expenses. In addition to an evening of wonderful food and great race stories from Jessie, Jessie will be auctioning off some Olympic gear. All proceeds form the auction will go to the National Nordic Foundation, to support junior skiers who qualify for international and national racing and training opportunities. Call for more information or to reserve your spot at the Chilkoot Café, 651-342-0429.