HEART EXPANDED ~ We have chosen a WINNER!
Thank you everyone for your applications for the HEART EXPANDED grant! I cannot tell you how inspired it makes me to read these stories filled with passion and perseverance.
I am happy to announce today that Kaiya Quintieri is this years grant winner. Kaiya is an up and coming snowboarder from the Reno/Tahoe area. She refers to snowboarding as a life changing sport to be involved in. It has helped her develop a passion and motivation to stay healthy, stay focused in school and create a connection with the outdoors.
THIS inspires me!!! Thank you Kaiya for your dedication to this passion you have. I believe that passion is what keeps this world going, to be able to find something you are truly passionate about at a young age is a gift. I am extremely excited to be able to help you on your journey to develop this gift so that you can continue to work towards making your dreams come true!