The Ellie Soutter Foundation launches new personal and corporate funding packages

The snowsports charity that supports young and upcoming athletes with their funding and mental health needs, has launched a new personal and corporate scheme that offers a variety of opportunities to help change lives.

There’s seven different levels of sponsorship available, starting at €500 annually and going up to €30,000, all offering young athletes opportunities to improve whilst providing a whole host of valuable assets and activities to those funding them.

Founder of the Ellie Soutter Foundation, Tony Soutter, said: “Our team work passionately to change lives and enhance careers in snowsports for young elite athletes and we are so grateful for everyone’s support. We welcome donations of any size as every Euro really helps”.

Maisie Potter, Team GB athlete, said: “As a self-funded athlete The Ellie Soutter Foundation support makes this career path possible for me. With this being an important year, I would be at a huge disadvantage without it.”

Charlie Lane, junior freestyle snowboarder, said: “I am so proud that TESF support and recognise my dedication, focus and commitment that I have to do for my snowboarding in trying to reach my goals.”

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The various levels of sponsorship are:

This donation will help enable athletes to pursue their career in Snowsports. It will make a huge difference and help them achieve their dreams and aspirations. Includes a TESF certificate and a personal letter from one of the athletes, quarterly athlete updates and a #riding2win goodie bag.

As TESF Buddy, plus: the donation will be celebrated via social media platforms.

As TESF Supporter, plus: funding will be used directly to fund the athlete’s wellbeing programme, delivered to athletes from partnered experts: psychotherapists, chiropractors, sports massage, and sports therapists. Listing as a sponsor on the TESF website.

As TESF Supporter, plus: Become a private partner of TESF - Choose one grant funded athlete and help sponsor their season. The funding will enable one or more elite athletes to pursue a career in Snowsports and follow an Olympic pathway that they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to do. It will also help to take away the mental stress in funding financial aid at this level. This supports a year-long relationship and a wonderful journey of growth for our snowsports athletes – this is a really life-changing experience. Pair of Summit goggles. Oneskee onesie and set of Floasports under layers. Day on the slopes with snowsports athlete. Invitation to 2 fundraising events throughout the year.

As TESF Athlete Private Partner, plus: Branded presence on training hoodies, jackets and salopettes alongside the TESF brand. Be celebrated as an athlete partner with a press launch. Recognition as an official athlete partner on GB Snowsports athlete page

As TESF Athlete Private Partner, plus: Day on the slopes with an Olympic athlete. Invitation for 4 to all fundraising events throughout the year. 2 VIP tickets to the Freeride World Tour Xtreme Verbier, Switzerland.

As TESF Athlete Corporate Partner, plus: 4 VIP tickets to the Freeride World Tour Xtreme Verbier, Switzerland. Ongoing PR coverage. Guest talk with Snowsports Olympian at your company or venue of your choice. Guest talk with the President of the Ellie Soutter Foundation at your company or venue of your choice.

We are a non-profit organisation. All funds go towards the Foundation,

The Ellie Soutter Foundation, 86 rue du Vieux Village, 74260 Les Gets, France. L’association No W742007231 Siren 849164454

About Ellie and The Ellie Soutter Foundation

Ellie Soutter was one of the most progressive Junior Female Snowboard Athletes of Great Britain.
Ellie became Vice Champion of the world in the Junior Freeride World Tour in 2017. She was winner of a Bronze medal for Team GB at the 2017 European Youth Olympics and was tipped to be one of GBs strongest contenders for the 2022 winter Olympics amongst other numerous podium finishes throughout Europe and the southern hemisphere.

As a junior athlete coming from a family without substantial wealth, Ellie often had to miss out on competing and training through lack of funds. She felt and understood the constant pressure to obtain the necessary funds for her training and events.

She tragically died on her 18thbirthday in the resort of Les Gets, France, where she was based.

Ellie’s family then decided to form The Ellie Soutter Foundation in her memory to help and assist other young winter athletes in similar circumstances.

The foundation’s aim is to help young athletes at all levels with funding for their journeys and ensure they receive the kind of support and training that can help identify mental health issues that can arise from the pressures they are often placed under and help prevent the situation that ultimately led to Ellie Soutter taking her own life on her 18thbirthday.

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