Year to date the Martis Camp Community Foundation has been very busy, beginning this winter when the MCCF committed to $5,000 in scholarships for the Northstar Ski & Snowboard Teams. The scholarships are based upon need, scholarship and community service, and required an essay on the part of the applicant. Six young skiers were recipients at various levels, and you can read more by clicking the “press release” button above.
In early June we awarded the third annual Denise Martinez Scholarship to Taylor Pugh – a graduating senior from Truckee High School. Taylor is beginning her college career at the University of Nevada Reno, and is going to major in neuroscience. The Denise Martinez Scholarship is $10,000 paid in four annual $2,500 increments as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. Read more by clicking the “scholarships” button above.
Recently the MCCF gave a $10,000 grant to the Truckee School District’s “Special Friends” project, which provides special counseling aides for two local elementary schools to work with children who are experiencing extra stress in their lives due to divorce, illness, death, or similar disruptions.
The Summer Solstice Dinner and Concert, featuring Creedence Clearwater Revisited was held on a flawless evening – with dinner on the deck of the Lookout Lodge, and the stage at the bottom of the ski run. The Golf tournament the next day also enjoyed perfect weather and 68 participants. The events combined to raise $23,000 for the MCCF.
Coming up on the 24th of August is the Excellence in Education Home Tour, where the public is invited to view selected homes in the community. Last year it raised $60,000 for Excellence in Education and $10,000 for the MCCF, which shares in the ticket sales.
Finally, please join us on October 5th for the Martinez Member-Employee golf tournament, which benefits the Denise Martinez Scholarship Fund, and is a rockin’ good time!
If you haven’t had the opportunity to participate in any of the MCCF’s fund raising activities, but still want to help, please click on the “donate” button, which will allow you to make a contribution by billing it to your club account, or using paypal to process your donation.
As always, thank you for your continued support of YOUR foundation
Your contribution will go directly into the MCCF general fund, and 100% will be paid out to a local charity in the coming months. Alternatively, you may use the comments section below to designate a specific Truckee/North Lake Tahoe charity to benefit from your donation, or to designate funds be directed to the Denise Martinez Scholarship fund. MCCF is a 501c3 corporation, and your donation is deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Denise Martinez Scholarship Fund
Provide assistance for deserving youth who will be pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited school. The award shall be based on merit and need.
Funds will primarily be raised at the annual Martinez Member-Employee Golf Tournament. Additional funds may be raised from other activities held at Martis Camp.
One $10,000 award annually, to be paid $2,500 annually for up to 4 years. If funds allow, $500-$1,000 awards may be made to individuals on an annual basis.
Mark Johnson, Carla Yeager, Gus Jones.
Committee will meet once annually in May to determine the recipient for the upcoming school year. Applications will be screened by the Truckee Tahoe Community Scholarship Committee, who will recommend qualified students for MCCF review.
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Truckee/North Tahoe Area Student Athletes Earn Martis Camp Community Foundation Scholarship Funds
TRUCKEE, Calif. (Monday, May 19, 2014) – Truckee and North Tahoe area student athletes Noah Rodarte, Sawyer Coll, Blaise Bibolet, Mia Bibolet, Mikey Lampe and Samantha Lampe have been recognized for their academic achievement, community service, and dedication to the Northstar Ski and Snowboard Teams.
In partnership with the Martis Camp Community Foundation, the Northstar Team Foundation proudly announced the six recipients of the 2014 Martis Camp Scholarship, valued at $5,000, at the honors ceremony held Saturday, May 17 at the Family Barn in Martis Camp. The Martis Camp Scholarship was created in 2013 to support local student athletes who dedicate service in their community.
“While we are extremely proud of all our recipients, we called special attention to our local Truckee student athletes, Noah Rodarte and Sawyer Coll, who both compete with the Northstar Freeride Teams,” said Jordan Bender, a director and board member with the Northstar Team Foundation. “Noah and Sawyer are so impressive, particularly for elementary school students. Their devotion to community service in Truckee, including participation in Truckee Day and collection for local food donation reflect their commitment to their community. Noah additionally helps with the Salvation Army, Little Free Libraries and Young Life Adventures, while Sawyer spends extra time volunteering with Sierra Senior Services and his school’s PTO,” he added.
Additional scholarship fund recipients included Blaise Bibolet, Mia Bibolet, Mikey Lampe and Samantha Lampe—all of whom attend junior high and high school in the area. In addition to academic dedication, all show remarkable commitment for their other team sports, as well as community churches and non-profit volunteerism at Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and Operation Christmas Child. “This year’s recipients possess exceptional ability and enthusiasm for balancing their academics, community involvement, and sports participation,” Bender said. “We are so proud of them.”
About Northstar Team Foundation
The Northstar Team Foundation is a separate entity from the Northstar team program. Guided by its mission to support excellence, create community and inspire athletes, the N.T.F.’s dedicated group of parent volunteers provides need and performance-based scholarships, continuing education and incentives for coaches while encouraging an active parent community. The N.T.F. believes that necessary ski and ride skills are also important life skills, regardless of the level to which a young athlete aspires. The N.T.F. functions to promote healthy youth through snow sports and to support families who strive to provide meaningful opportunities through academics, winter sports, and community engagement.
Contact: Jordan Bender, Northstar Team Foundation, 310.293.3495
The 2014 Summer Solstice Golf Results.
2014 Summer Solstice Golf Photos