ONLINE AUCTION WILL EXPAND FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES TO A WIDER AUDIENCE
LAKEWOOD, COLORADO – The National Ski Patrol and AuctionFrogs have teamed up again for the 2nd annual NSP online Auction. The auction will open up November 25th and will be available through December 9th at 8:00 p.m. MST. The auction page can be found by going to www.nsp.org and clicking on the auction link. National Ski Patrol expects to add significant funds to supplement its program and education development essential to the creed of the National Ski Patrol – “Service and Safety since 1938.”
The National Ski Patrol programs provide crucial skills through credentialed education and training in outdoor emergency care, transportation, avalanche and mountain travel and rescue services to more than 23,000 volunteer and 3,000 paid ski patrollers in the United States and abroad. ”Auction Frogs will allow the general public to bid on some great ski items and encourage more people to contribute towards our fundraising efforts”, says Norris Woody, Fundraising Committee Chairman. “The public support to the future of our organization by creating financial stability through fundraising will help us continue our goals and mission of the NSP to the skiing Public.”
With the success of last years auction clearly seen, NSP turned again to AuctionFrogs, an Idaho-based company that specializes in online auctions for fundraising organizations, to create a simple, yet effective web based tool. By hosting an auction online, organizations are able to lengthen the bidding period, increase the pool of bidders, and earn more revenue for their fundraising efforts. “National Ski Patrol came to us with the desire to raise more funds for their ever expanding commitment to increasing public awareness about slope safety and skiing and snowboarding responsibility”, says Kristi Saucerman, founder of AuctionFrogs, “National Ski Patrol has a large support base, both locally and nationwide, and an online auction allows them to tap into audiences that otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to support the organization at their annual fundraiser.”
About the National Ski Patrol
The National Ski Patrol is a Federally Chartered nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving the public and the mountain recreation industry. For more than 65 years, the NSP has been at the forefront of safety and emergency care education programs. The association’s 27,000 members represent 98 percent of the nation’s patrollers. For more information go to www.nsp.org.