Dear Snowboard Community,
These past few months have been full of uncertainties and it has become clear that the world will continue to be full of challenges and will continue to evolve due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The goal of creating the Snowboard Community Fund was to create a space where we could come together as a community to support our freelancers directly by bringing awareness to the situation, a place for these freelancers to come together, and a fund for people to donate to help support a few of these amazing members of our snowboard community - the ones who have been affected the most due to the lockdown regulations that started in March 2020.
We are proud to say that the community has come together and raised over €13,000 which has allowed us to give out the first 6 grants to the selected freelancers who have signed up for The Snowboard Community Fund. We have gone through and vetted the people who have signed up to make sure the funds go to those who are in need and who are active contributors to the snowboard community. We initially decided to randomly choose 6 recipients through a drawing (where everyone has an equal opportunity to be selected), but there was one applicant to the Fund who stood out during the last few months. We decided to offer an honorary selection for this person - Jon Stark.
Jon Stark went above and beyond during the month of June by creating the platform on Torment Mag for 5 of our LGBTQ+ snowboarders to open up and share their experience during the Torment Pride Week. This is one of the most important conversations and historic movements we have had in the snowboard community and we are so proud of everyone involved. Since Jon had signed up for the snowboard community fund we decided to give him an honorary selection. Congratulation Jon Stark and thank you for your passion for making the snowboard community a better place.
The First 6 Recipients of The Snowboard Community Fund are:
- Jon Stark
- Mike Dawson
- Isabelle Van Eijsder
- Trevor Wallace
- Silvio Ottonello
- Adam Otreszko-Arski
If you are a fan of snowboarding and want to support the freelancers and make our campaign a success, you can donate and share this fundraiser.
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Frequently asked questions
Snowboard photographers, snowboard videographers, snowboard media creators, or park shapers who are currently being financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak by not being able to work. Those who have been and are currently working as a freelancer and contributing to the snowboard scene locally, nationally, or globally.
Through their social media accounts, e-mail, the information they provide regarding previous work (employers, projects, parks, resorts, video links, magazines they worked for, etc..) and full names.
Please share this GoFundMe campaign on your social media profiles, with friends and family. If you can afford to donate - please do so. We will also promote those who do donate on our social media profiles as a thank you (if you want us to).
After 2 months or when we hit 60.000 Euros, we will have a drawing and we will pick recipients from all verified applicants randomly for every 2.000 Euros.
For every 2000 EURs that is reached we will donate this directly to one of the Freelancers in need.
We will continue to support more freelancers with the exceeded amount. The more we receive the more snowboard freelancers from the snowboard community we can help support get through this financially tough time.