A lifelong skier, Anne Gini was a founder of the BNC and former board president. She skis in the best and worst of conditions with equanimity. She treats every skier around her as a friend or with respect. She gave a profound love of skiing to her children and her grandchildren.
Board President Joel Kimmel states, “The board of the BNC was excited to hear about Kelsey’s invitation from the US ski team and unanimously supported the idea of this matching campaign. We know that our member community will be cheering for Kelsey this season, and this fundraiser is a chance for us all to let her know how proud we are to have a hometown skiing for the U.S.”
The idea for naming the fund came from former board president Mark Flolid. Flolid then shared the idea with board member Matt Muir.
Muir adds “it’s my opinion that the board would have liked to post more than $1000 to the matching fund but after two weak winters, the board is obligated to protect its treasury and core services to its members. The matching fund gives the community the opportunity to assist in funding Kelsey.”
Kelsey is a discretionary member and will join full U.S. Ski Team members Jesse Diggins, Sadie Bjornsen, Ida Sargent, Sophie Caldwell, and Aspen’s Simi Hamilton. A complete listing is here.