The SKIHAWKS Racing Team founded in 1982, is a 501(c)3 organization that provides training and racing opportunities for athletes with developmental challenges in alpine, nordic, and snowboarding winter sports disciplines. We train with “Outdoors for All” and compete in local and state races with Washington Special Olympics. The team is comprised of nearly 80 athletes, 80+ coaches and numerous volunteers from their families and friends. Although the program’s core goal primarily has been to provide a chance to enjoy success in winter sports and learn team pride and sportsmanship, it has developed into a year round program with many social benefits. Because the SKIHAWKS are an independent team and not sponsored by a school or parks department, they are not eligible for special program funds. We depend on support from the community for the continued success of the program.