SVSEF provides ski and snowboard programming to nearly 700 athletes in the Wood River Valley. Athlete of the Week is an opportunity to highlight individuals who embody the values championed by this organization; sportsmanship, citizenship, character, teamwork, creativity, passion and perseverance.
Bridget Lopez, Rota-Rippers
Bridget Lopez is our Athlete of the Week; she’s in second grade (7 years old), and she is so excited to be skiing! She can go up the lift and is able maneuver an obstacle course. She always has a huge smile and can’t believe Rippers will be over so soon – she has said she wants more time on skis! She is a delight to coach and always has an outstanding attitude.
Jaxon Patterson, Mini Xtreme
Jaxon Patterson is the Mini X Athlete of the Week. Jaxon lives outside of the valley, and his folks have made a heroic effort to help him to get rad with us. He is grateful and kind, and he’s also brave just taking on a rail with good speed for the first time, then taking it to the knee. It only took him about five minutes before he went right back to skiing the park at Dollar. Ow, that’s tough! Jaxon is also dedicated, which shows through in his stellar attendance. Thanks, Stephanie, Jake, and Jaxon, we really enjoy having y’all on the team!