USSA announced that World Cup Supply, INC. (WCS) will be signing on as the main sponsor for the 2017 FIS Eastern Cup series.
PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 7, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that World Cup Supply, INC. (WCS) will be signing on as the main sponsor for the 2017 FIS Eastern Cup series. WCS will be supplying race collateral and prize money as well as event safety educational materials at each stop of the series this season.
Since its inception in 1976, the season-long series has brought the best eastern athletes together to race at the highest level and compete for spots at the U.S. National Championships. This year, racers will also have the chance to qualify for the newly created U19 and U21 U.S. Junior National Championships. The 2016-17 series includes stops at the Dartmouth Skiway NH, Gore Mountain, NY, Middlebury Snowbowl, VT, Mittersill/Cannon, NH, Shawnee Peak, ME, Sunday River, ME, Stowe, VT, Sugarloaf, ME and Suicide 6, VT.
“We are thrilled to extend our longstanding commitment to USSA and ski racing in general with the addition of the Eastern Cup Series sponsorship,” said Brad Williams, president and CEO of WCS. “Our partnership is focused on ensuring that all infrastructure needs are met at these events. This series is one of the key parts of USSA’s athletic pipeline and sustaining its future is important to all of us here at WCS.”
As part of their sponsorship, WCS will provide 300 race gates and 100 customized competition panels for all of the Eastern Cup events, as well as customized competition bibs and race and event safety educational materials. The prize purse for the series totals $3,000 for men’s and women’s top series finishers.
“The Eastern Cup series is an elite level alpine event that should look and feel like an elite level event in every aspect,” stated USSA Eastern Region Director Martin Guyer. “Having a main sponsor like World Cup Supply will help achieve that by providing the best equipment and creating a standard of excellence for our racers. Their support of the USSA Eastern Region and regional racing demonstrates a commitment to and passion for alpine skiing and our community.”
For more USSA Eastern Region news, visit ussa.org.
2016-17 FIS Eastern Cup Series Schedule
Dec. 18-21, 2016 Sunday River, ME Women’s Giant Slalom, Slalom
Sugarloaf, ME Men’s Giant Slalom, Slalom
Jan. 20-21, 2017 Gore, NY Men’s and Women’s Super G
Jan. 22-23, 2017 Gore, NY Women’s Giant Slalom
Mittersill, NH Men’s Giant Slalom
Jan. 30 - Feb. 2, 2017 Sugarloaf, ME Men’s and Women’s Downhill, Super G
Feb. 12, 2017 Middlebury, VT Women’s Slalom
Suicide Six, VT Men’s Slalom
Feb. 27 - Mar. 2, 2017 Shawnee Peak, ME Women’s Slalom