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PCIM is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and is sponsored by the Youth Sports Alliance (YSA). The mission of the YSA is to support winter sports activities for youth in Summit and Wasatch counties, promoting good sportsmanship and healthy lifestyles through participation, education and competition.
The YSA introduces kids to sports and inspires them to keep moving throughout their lives. Founded in 2002 to foster the development of winter sport teams in Park City following the 2002 Olympic Games. A few years later, YSA added after-school programming which keeps kids active and off their screens, while also serving as a pipeline to winter sport clubs and competition. In 2014, YSA established the Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment, a $2 million need-based scholarship fund for competitive athletes. Check out their web site to learn more.
The YSA offers need based scholarships to deserving athletes who are enrolled in YSA member programs. The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to dedicated athletes who are unable to participate or compete without the help of outside funding. Scholarship Application & Additional Information
Each year, Circle of Excellence recipients are chosen based on their exceptional competitive results in their sports. Criteria for selecting recipients include selection to the national team, participation in international competition, championship podiums, as well as top rankings. These top 5% of participants in the YSA's thirteen member programs are recognized for achievement and leadership in winter sport. The YSA's goal is to create an environment in which every athlete aspires to achieve at a higher level.
Each fall, the Youth Sports Alliance hosts its largest fundraiser, the JANS Winter Welcome, to support nine local winter sports teams (including PCIM) and provide scholarships for individual youth athletes.