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Sale of $2.65 millon home results in $27,000 contribution to NNF

Tue, Aug  14, 2012 - By NNF

Salt Lake City, UT - The National Nordic Foundation has received a significant contribution from a group of Coloradans, after the sale of a $2.65 Million home in Aspen, Colorado.

The listing broker, Craig Ward, of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty made a contribution of $10,000 after the successful closing. Then one of the Sellers, Ruthie Brown, made a matching contribution of $10,000. Then the five siblings of Ms. Brown made a further contribution of $1,000 each. Finally the listing office owners of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty pitched in another $2,000….making a total contribution of $27,000.

National Nordic Foundation

“We wanted to make a significant boost to the fundraising of the National Nordic Foundation for 2012”, remarked Realtor Ward. “We have a tremendous local ski club and nordic trails, so it makes sense to also support a national foundation that supports kids in this sport”.

The mission of the National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is to provide funding for the development pipeline of the US Nordic and Nordic Combined Ski Teams. The NNF accomplishes this development goal through our “Pillar Projects”, which are vital training camps and competition trips that serve the next generation of athletes that will represent the Unites States on the world stage. Last winter, NNF-funded athletes achieved top 3 (Podium) results at World Cup, U/23 & Jr. World Championships and Europa Cup Championship events.

“This donation represents not only a solid boost to our funding needs for the 2012-2013 season”, remarked David Knoop, Executive Director of the NNF, “but it could certainly be a template for other real estate sales across the country, especially in winter resorts where Nordic skiing is strong. If other individual brokers and their firms collaborate with Buyers and Sellers, their collective contributions can have substantial impact on our programs.”

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