Sierra Educational Foundation (SEF)
The Sierra at Tahoe Competition Teams are supported by the Sierra Educational Foundation. Our Foundation is a 501c(3) non profit organization which strives to support winter athletes enrolled in the Sierra at Tahoe Teams: Snowboard, Freeski, All Mountain and Alpine. The Foundation’s main purpose is to raise money to help support and grow the Sierra Teams and coordinate the needs of our teams with the Sierra at Tahoe management. We also provide education opportunities such as avalanche awareness and seatbelt education and put on special events. We provide scholarships to our athletes based on need, character of the athlete and community involvement of the parent. The Foundation has also paid for Barton Dryland Training and coach travel stipends for long distance competitions.
The Sierra at Tahoe competition team families are asked to join the Foundation with a donation of $100 for one athlete and $25 additional for families with two or more athletes, for payment by January 31, 2023. This is a tax-deductible donation. You can pay on the Foundation’s website. On many years, a team sweatshirt or t shirt will be provided to each Foundation athlete.
All families are asked to volunteer 6 hours during the season or 8 hours for families with multiple athletes, when the needs arise.