Jamie Anderson Sponsors South Lake Tahoe Students
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – January 31, 2015 – Sierra-at-Tahoe professional snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist, Jamie Anderson, returns to her hometown to sponsor three South Lake Tahoe Students for her annual Give Back With Love sponsorship. This year’s recipients are Justice Ensign, 11, Jeremy Kornbeck, 14, and Jade Smith, 16. Through this event, less fortunate students in the local community have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a sponsored athlete for a season.
As part of the sponsorship, each student will receive an Sierra-at-Tahoe Unlimited Season Pass, brand new Oakley outerwear, a GNU snowboard, Oakley goggles, boots and bindings, and a camera from GoPro, all together valued at more than $2,500.
Anderson, twenty-four years old, was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, California and created the Jamie Anderson Give Back With Love sponsorship to give back to the community and provide less fortunate kids with the opportunity to snowboard. With the help of Angie Keil, the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, Anderson worked with the elementary, middle, and high school to identify students that showed academic promise and a strong work ethic.
“I’m so grateful to provide this opportunity to others,” Anderson says of the program. “To see the smiles on these amazing kids’ faces when we present them with an entire set up and season pass is so rewarding for me. My goal is for them to be able to ride as much as they can and hopefully fall in love with snowboarding like I did.”
On February 3, 2015 at 4:30 p.m., LTUSD Superintendent Dr. James Tarwater school principals and the three students will meet with the Sierra-at-Tahoe crew at the Fallen Leaf Room in the Student Union at South Tahoe High School. They will receive their snowboard gear and later in the season, spend the afternoon with the Olympic Gold Medalist, eight-time Winter X Games medalist, and recent Dew Tour champion. During this shred day in March, Anderson will share snowboarding tips with the recipients, take some runs with them, and inspire them to pursue the sport of snowboarding. Both Anderson and Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort hope to empower the kids, show them their potential, and open doors that may not have otherwise been open.
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort: Keepin’ It Real
With 400+ inches of average annual snowfall, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates, Sierra Resort is a bastion of the authentic California ski experience. For beginner skiers and riders Sierra Resort is home to the world’s only Burton Star Wars™ Experience, has over 100 acres of dedicated terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts, a $45 adult beginner package and PSIA Certified Instructors. Sierra Resort is the place to learn to ski or ride in Lake Tahoe. For freestylers, a commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to Sierra Resort being recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding as the #1 Best Value and a Top 10 Overall Resort as well as among the Top 10 Best Parks and Pipes in the nation. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort embraces skiers and snowboarders who want to escape from everyday life and enjoy the simple pleasure of winter in the mountains.
For more information, visit www.SierraAtTahoe.com or call 530.659.7453.
Lake Tahoe Unified School District
Creating Learning Opportunities for Every Child to Achieve Success.
The Lake Tahoe Unified School District, working collaboratively with parents and the community, will provide a quality learning environment in which all students develop competence in basic skill areas and are prepared to be responsible, contributing citizens. Focused on creating learning opportunities for every child to achieve success. “We believe that unity will be a product of this collective vision.”