Ski Racing Safety Equipment Grant Program
The KBF helps alpine ski clubs around the country purchase safety equipment like netting and padding. We also contribute to venue improvement initiatives. Funding requests are reviewed through an annual grant cycle with an application process. Applications for our 2023 grants are now open! We’ll be accepting applications until June 23, 2023. KBF Ski Racing Safety Equipment Grants are all matching grants–meaning that any grant awarded by the Kelly Brush Foundation will need to be matched by the ski club. We expect that clubs will join us in making safety a priority by fundraising or finding room in their budget for safety.
Stop the Bleed
In January 2018, Jonathan Davis suffered a critical, life-threatening laceration from his ski edge after it released in a crash. Since then, the KBF has partnered with the Davis family and the University of Vermont Medical Center on an initiative to provide life-saving bleeding control kits and training to programs and coaches through the United States.
Click “Learn More” to purchase Stop the Bleed kits at cost or to find a Stop the Bleed training near you.
We partner with US Ski & Snowboard to create and sustain an Alpine Competition and Safety Consultant. This role is designed to provide education materials, clinics, and other opportunities to coaches, clubs, and programs around the country. Seminars and clinics occur annually nationwide in the US. Additionally, presentations and materials have been featured in Europe at international training events and have been translated into 5+ languages.
We advocate for safety at various alpine ski races around the country, particularly the Killington World Cup. We also distribute a fun reminder of safety directly to every US Ski & Snowboard alpine club at the beginning of each season in the form of our “Ski Racing Safety is NO Accident” poster campaign.