Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Winter Kids & Fast & Female - holiday gift ideas

The WinterKids FunPass is now available online!

The FunPass gives kids in preschool through 4th grade the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing  (for free!) at 20 winter recreation areas all over Maine.


Fast and Female Kicks Off 2012 with Third Annual XC Ski Event in Maine on January 7

Bethel, Maine / Calgary, Alberta (December 8, 2011) - The countdown is on and in less than a month, 125 young female athletes between the ages of 9 to 19 years old will spend an afternoon of inspiration with cross-country skiing Olympian Holly Brooks and National Team member Jessie Diggins at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine.

Brooks and Diggins, who will already be in the area to compete in the 2012 National XC Ski Championships, have generously volunteered to lead the Fast and Female XC Ski Event on Saturday January 7. The highly unique event aimed at specifically motivating girls to stick to cross-country skiing will feature team building activities, a healthy snack, an inspirational presentation, dancing as well as an autograph signing session. The registration fee for the event is only $7 and includes a Fast and Female Buff, a snack, and access to the activities. Participants can secure a spot by visiting: http://ffjan7bethel.eventbrite.com The deadline to register online is January 5, 2012.

For more information concerning the event, please contact the local event coordinator: Abby Weissman at abby@nensa.net or (207) 944-4720.

Fast and Female is a not-for-profit society started in 2005 by Chandra Crawford - 2006 Olympic gold medalist in cross-country skiing. The organization's mission is to support, motivate, inspire, and empower girls to stick to sports and the healthy lifestyle. Fast and Female fulfills its mission of "Empowerment Through Sport" by hosting fun-filled, non-competitive initiatives all across North-America aimed at exposing young female athletes to inspiring female Olympians and elite level athletes. The young girls who attend Fast and Female events today will lead it in the future, may it be as athletes, coaches, volunteers, parents, and community leaders. For more information about Fast and Female, visit /