Alaska Winter Olympians Fund Awards $31,500

After receiving generous support from the Anchorage Mayor’s Charity Ball, Conoco Phillips, the Ted Stevens Foundation, HDR Alaska and many other community supporters, the Alaska Winter Olympians Fund (AWOF) awarded an impressive $31,500 to 12 Alaskan athletes this past month.

As a lifelong Alaskan, I am inspired by so many that have come before me. Watching the Olympic athletes from our state and seeing the positive impacts they have had on our community lit a fire in me to try and do the same.”

Nordic skier Reese Hanneman and elite ambassador for the NANA Nordic program

The Alaska Winter Olympians Fund was started by former Olympians dedicated to supporting Alaskan athletes in their Olympic bids. This year, the AWOF Advisory Board is increasing their fundraising efforts this year to enable AWOF to support more Alaskan athletes at higher levels as we head into the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.

Learn more by reading our press release
Alaska Winter Olympians Fund Supports Alaskan Athletes.