2011 Scholarship Winner Kyle Richner
Academy Snowboard Co. is stoked to announce Eugene, Oregon’s Kyle Richner as this year’s winner of the Foundation Scholarship! We chose Kyle because of his love for snowboarding, drive to get kids stoked on and off hill, and entrepreneurial spirit. Kyle is a sophomore at Lane Community College and will be transferring to the University of Oregon next fall to pursue a major in business entrepreneurship. He’s already dabbling in small business by starting his own skateboard company, creating art for the decks, and recruiting a skate team to spread the good word.
Now that Kyle has (2) Academy Snowboards and a tuition check for $516 (1% of the region’s sales), he’ll be able to spend more time on the mountain and less time flipping pizzas at Domino’s to save money for college and snowboard gear. “Winning the scholarship means everything to me; whether it’s hitting a rail, flying through the air, or just goofing off with my friends, snowboarding is one of my greatest passions and Academy’s scholarship will allow me to do even more of it!” Kyle added.
To learn more about the scholarship, visit: Academy Snowboards Foundation Scholarship
Kyle enjoying some extra curricular activities last season!