STEAMBOAT SPRINGS WINTER SPORTS CLUB
A Letter from Sarah Floyd & Jon Nolting
The 2018-19 year at the SSWSC left us filled with gratitude for our Steamboat Community and the steady support we receive from so many individual donors, sponsors and community partners. We are also thankful to our athletes and their families for the trust they place in us as we guide the youth in our club toward personal success both on and off the mountain. We have completed another very positive year athletically and financially while continuing to build our reputation for the most professional coaches on the hill, and for high level athlete development, while fostering a culture of growth and learning for both athletes and staff.
We celebrated once again when U.S. Ski & Snowboard recognized our Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined programs with Club of the Year honors and Karl Denney as Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined Domestic Coach of the Year. Throughout this report you will see athletic highlights and accomplishments which demonstrate the success of our organization on many levels.
In 2018-19 we were deliberate in creating a culture for both our staff and our athletes that promotes teamwork, hard work, dedication and personal success. This came through greater focus on our staff and their personal needs and development to allow them to be more present, more intentional and more focused on each athlete in front of them every day. Taking care of our people in turn produced some of the most successful athletic highlights in our club’s history and created an atmosphere for learning and growth in our athletes. We are proud of our club’s focus on people and will continue enhancing this initiative in 2019-2020!
In keeping with our high priority of providing opportunities for all interested youth in our community to experience SSWSC programs, we initiated our EZ Scholarship program, which is detailed in this annual report, and enhanced our Free Community Programs offering programs to the ACE after school students.
We hope that this annual report reflects our continued commitment to provide life changing experiences for all of our athletes and our coaching team and we truly thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to continuing to partner with you for 2019-2020 in changing the lives of our youth.
With Sincere Appreciation,
Associate Executive Director