The 25th Anniversary of the USASA National Championships is in the record books. It truly was an incredible event! Many veterans of past USASA National Championships have declared that the 2014 event at Copper Mountain was the best ever presented by the organization. During ten days of competition, attendees experienced a little bit of everything from bluebird, sunny Colorado days, to overnight snowfalls resulting in powder filled mornings. Past USASA competitors who have grown into Olympians, awarded medals to countless kids. It was wonderful to have so many of these elite athletes on hand to inspire the next generation. There were miles of smiles at Copper and we were thrilled to share it all with you.
The opening ceremonies began with a very special moment as we honored the legacy of the founder of the USASA, Chuck Allen. Having Chuck's family join us on stage, to share the excitement surrounding our Silver Anniversary, was truly an awe-inspiring moment. It was great seeing this year’s Chuck Allen Founder’s Award winner, Don Sather, accept his well-deserved award, recognizing his years of dedicated service to the USASA.
From our humble beginnings, kick-started with a $500 donation from Transworld Snowboard Magazine, our membership has grown to over 5,000 strong. Without you, we would not be able make the USASA National Championships happen, year after year. The efforts of our 30 Series Directors, combined with the passion of thousands of dedicated volunteers, has created a movement that provides opportunities for thousands and launched hundreds of professional snowboard and freeski careers.
Thank you to all of our sponsors!
Their continued support, makes it possible for the organization to provide opportunities for the next generation of kids on snow. Please support the companies that proudly sponsor the USASA.
Next year, USASA Series will once again host more than 500 events nationwide, to send the best representatives from their regions to compete in the largest snowboard and freeski event in the world. This year, to assist competitors in financial need, the USASA Foundation distributed over $35,000 in scholarships and we plan to double that figure next year.
On behalf of the USASA, thanks for making the 25th Anniversary of the USASA National Championships such an amazing experience. You are all part of something truly special!
USASA Executive Director