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 2022 grants are now closed. The 2023 cycle will open in April.
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.
Alpine ski race clubs can request two free kits to be provided by the Kelly Brush Foundation. Click “Learn More” to request kits, purchase additional kits, or to schedule a Stop the Bleed training. Please note we are currently restocking Stop the Bleed Kits and expect to have them available in early 2023.
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.