Kean University offers many sports and intramural options, but there is one club that encompasses both. The Ski and Snowboard Club gives people a chance to explore something new by partaking in winter-based sports. This club is interested in welcoming new members with light and friendly competition.
“The purpose of the club is to give students the opportunity to learn to ski and snowboard, gain lifelong friendships, get fresh air and exercise, and to be the most diverse ski and snowboard club in the country," said Dr. Dawn Adams-Harmon, club founder and advisor of Ski and Snowboard Club.
The Ski and Snowboard Club was established three years ago. Now, the organization is a place for members to have fun with the ultimate goal of becoming a race team. This will become a reality when they have 12 members; two teams of snowboarders and skiers, each consisting of three men and three women.
Kean's Ski and Snowboard Club is great for those looking to travel. In the past, they've had trips to Mountain Creek Resort, Camelback Ski Resort and, in warmer months, The American Dream Mall.
Their meetings are always held in the Miron Student Center with reminders posted on Cougar Link. Newcomers are welcome to attend but must pay a required membership fee to join. This fee is inexpenisve and offsets the cost for snacks, trips, and parties per student.
"Membership dues are $15," said Adams-Harmon.
The club is available to all students, no matter their level of experience with the sport. In this space, newcomers can freely learn and become comfortable with the sport.
“Come to our kick-off meeting on Wednesday, October 26 at 5 p.m. in Miron Student Center [Room 226]. We will be having a Halloween theme-come dressed up! We are giving prizes for best costumes," Adams-Harmon said.
This afternoon, they will be holding a Halloween-themed party to welcome themselves to the Kean community. There, students can dress up for a chance to win a prize and learn more about what the organization has to offer.
"We will be discussing our upcoming trips, Christmas party, our ski and snowboard swap, fundraising and showing videos of how to ski and snowboardm," Adams-Harmon said.
The club runs from October to April, giving newcomers an opportunity to practice their skills for future races and enjoy a fun hobby with new friends. Students are required to provide their own equipment for the club and have the option of buying or renting what they need.
For more information about the Ski and Snowboard Club, students can contact Dr. Adams-Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy hitting the slopes, Cougars!