Friends of FAST


Fernie Alpine Ski Team 2016/17 Sponsorship Program

The Fernie Alpine Ski Team (FAST) is a registered non-profit downhill ski club dedicated to introducing children from the ages of 4 to 20 to the sport of downhill skiing.

In the 2015/16 ski year the club had over 220 athletes registered in its programs and we expect similar or greater numbers for 2016/17. FAST has members from Fernie, Sparwood, Crowsnest, Lethbridge, Invermere, Pincher Creek and Calgary just to mention a few and we have kids competing locally, provincially and nationally.  The club has produced athletes which have had significant success at the National and International level including Emily Brydon, Danielle Sundquist  (nee Poleschuk)  & Tyler Werry.

Among many ongoing initiatives at the club this year, with your help, we are looking to fund:

  • Coaching development and additional tablets used as a coaching tool and for athlete video review
  • Upgrading the team truck to an additional van
  • Racer clubhouse repairs and future rebuild program
  • Safety equipment- this will augment a grant we received from the Nic Zoricic Foundation  to continue to put safety and fun as our utmost priorities
  • Prizes and awards for the Friends of  FAST race series

A big focus of the club is on the Friends of FAST race series including the club championship. The race series promotes ski racing, participation and teaches our kids the love of competitive spirit and helps to instill a passion for skiing that will last a lifetime. With a safety focus, the money raised goes towards medals, prizes and race equipment for the club. The series will be marketed throughout the year, giving you great exposure:

  • On our web site- last year we had over 18,000 page views and approached 800 unique visitors in our busiest months
  • Various newsletters throughout the year
  • At each race and during awards
  • At our year-end Gala Banquet

A friend of FAST sponsorship includes a number of valuable benefits and is designed to give your business maximum exposure.  We have a 6-level sponsorship tier which provides an entry point for any company wishing to get involved with the club.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact:

Doug Laird, Friends of Fast coordinator,


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