Carolyn and Santi are currently semi/professional cross-country skiers racing on the national circuit. Despite their athletic ambitions, they believe they have a calling to something more. Furthermore, they believe that it is possible to combine their own goals and training with fundraising efforts for a greater good. Because of this, they will be forgoing the end of our competitive ski racing season and spring break this year to tackle this fund-raising project. Beginning the first week in March, they will be roller-skiing across America (3,000 + miles) in attempts to inspire giving to those who are desperately in need. They will be starting in Charleston, South Carolina and roller-ski all the way to San Francisco, California over the course of 3 months.
Even though competitive Nordic Racing requires a simple non luxurious lifestyle by US standards, they find it important to understand how truly blessed and well off the majority of people in this country are. In this country we oftentimes have a difficult time understanding what true need, poverty, and starvation are. The closest many of us will come to enduring elevated hunger is from missing a meal or two.
The knowledge of the fact that 36 US dollars can feed a child in an impoverished country for a year is very thought-provoking.
The main goal of their athletic adventure is to inspire giving and fundraising on behalf of those desperately in need. They will be visiting as many churches, schools, and fundraising organizations as they can during their three month adventure in attempts to raise $36 for every mile they roller-ski, (total of $108,000) enough to feed approximately 3,000 children for a year.
Along the way they would like to inspire others to consider contributing towards the cause by donating, creating their own fund-raiser in the projects support, or assisting them in their Ski Across America fund-raising mission.