Prudential Skating Fund created to promote diversity in U.S. figure skating (Sep 6)
Excerpt from US Figure Skating's announcement:
U.S. FIGURE SKATING, PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL ESTABLISH PRUDENTIAL SKATING FUND
(9/6/13) - U.S. Figure Skating and Prudential Financial announced today establishment of the Prudential Skating Fund. The mission of the $25,000 funding program is to provide financial support to eligible U.S. Figure Skating member clubs and/or programs that address social needs or directly benefit underserved groups and communities within the sport of figure skating.
With the help of Prudential, U.S. Figure Skating aims to meet the challenges of diversity within the sport of figure skating head on. Funds will be allocated to two qualifying clubs and/or programs in the United States to develop or enhance existing community-based programs and events that create opportunities that attract, involve and inspire new generations of figure skaters.
In one or more other threads (which I cannot find ), we've discussed the larger issue of diversifying the talent pool for skating.
Today's announcement seems to be a small step in the right direction.