It is hard to believe that it has been 7 years since Spencer left us. We honor his memory every year with Hike for Spencer and we hope that you will join us again this year on August 12th.
Since its inception seven years ago, The Hike for Spencer has raised over $250,000 for the Spencer Nelson Memorial Fund-Winter Park Ski Education Foundation. The Spencer Nelson Fund was established to help athletes who would otherwise not be unable to participate in the Winter Park Competition Center. In the past 6 years the Spencer Nelson Fund has helped over 200 athletes with scholarship funds and funding to help athletes with thousands in travel costs as they attain the national level of competition in their sport.
All disciplines benefited in 2016 year, with 61 athletes from each discipline receiving program grants; All Mountain (10), Alpine (15), Freestyle (9), Park and Pipe (14), Big Mountain (2) and Snowboard (11).
Our mission is to invest in the youth of our community by helping them become successful individuals through participation in winter sports that emphasize integrity, tenacity and sportsmanship. Every child who has the desire to participate in winter sports should be given the opportunity.
We appreciate your past support and hope you will join us again this year.
Peggy, Peter, and Connor