June 9, 2011
We have decided to extend the deadline for applications to July 1, since there has been so much interest in support for the upcoming season.
June 7, 2011
The time is almost here! T2 will begin its grant application process for the 2011-12 season very shortly.
Here’s how it will work. We give grants to alpine and freestyle athletes for up to 50% of their USST program funding need, capped at $10k per season. Athletes outside the USST are welcome to apply.
The athletes we supported last year do not have to apply again, but they do have to express a need for continued funding to us if they want a grant. We have already had several requests from athletes we supported last year, who were notified they would not be fully funded, as well as requests from new athletes and athletes outside the USST.
We ask the USST to recommend athletes as part of our application/selection process. We will send an application to all new athletes recommended.
Once applications are received, a selection committee decides who will get grants, and what the amount of the grant will be.
Once that happens, we notify the athletes and families of the grant. We’ll communicate what we ask of them, and send out an athlete agreement, in return for the financial support. This mainly includes a commitment from the athlete to give back to the grassroots of ski racing by being invested in their home club and interacting with younger racers whenever possible, agreeing to wear T2 as their headgear sponsor, and agreeing to participate in T2 events/fundraisers.
Our mission is to support America’s elite talent in Olympic snow sports and have the team of athletes we support serve as positive role models to youth.
Hope that sums it up clearly. If you have any questions, or if you would like to apply, please contact Marina Knight.
November 18, 2010
Kiley Staples, a new member of Team T2, opened her season with a FIS win.
Kiley Staples, new to the T2 Team this season, is off to a fast start after notching a giant slalom win at Copper Mountain. Kiley was injured in 2009 and made her way back during the second half of 2010, so the win is especially sweet headed into a packed race schedule in 2011.
T2’s Anna Marno and Abby Ghent were 4th and 5th respectively, while Laurenne Ross and Julia Ford rounded out the top 10.
November 14, 2010
T2 athlete Colby Granstrom made his World Cup debut today in a slalom in Levi, Finland. It was the first slalom of the season, which saw a lot of attack-from-the-back skiing.
Granstrom, last year’s World Junior Champion in super combined, ran into trouble and didn’t qualify for a second run, but he skied well and has a very bright future. Congrats to him on the career milestone!
In the women’s slalom yesterday, Megan McJames got her first World Cup start of the season out of the way. She tied the USST’s Sarah Schleper – both were about a second from qualifying for a second run.
Granstrom rips a turn in a 2010 race.
October 19, 2010
The T2 Foundation is proud to announce this year’s grant recipients:
In total we have contributed over $150,000 to fund these promising young athletes. Check back soon for more information on this year’s team.
July 8, 2010
Through July and August the T2 Foundation will be making its selections for 2010-2011 grant recipients. Requests for grants can come directly to the foundation, or through recommendation of the U.S. Ski Team.
The T2 Foundation provides support to up-and-coming, elite US athletes in alpine and freestyle skiing. See our ‘About us’ page for more information.
For more information about our grants please write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download an application, click here.