Murphy gets grant from Ski Club

The Sunday River Ski and Snowboard Club has granted Bethel native Troy Murphy $1,000. The money will be used to help Troy fund travel and expenses as he competes on the World Cup moguls-circuit in Japan and Europe.

Long time Club board member Bill Brown, who is current Chair of the Grants Committee, was excited to make the grant to Troy. Brown said, “As someone who has known Troy since he was doing spread eagles on jumps in his back yard, it is really exciting to see his recent success on the World Cup circuit. Two top 5 finishes at that level is impressive, and speaks to how hard Troy has worked. As Troy does not have full US Ski Team sponsorship, the Club knows how expensive it is to compete on the World Cup, and we are glad to help in any way we can. ”

When reached via e-mail about the grant Troy responded “This is great news. Please pass on my gratitude to the rest of the Club members, it would be much appreciated. Thanks so much for your support! I hope to make everyone proud in the upcoming events! Hope all is well back home?”

Brown further explained that the Club supports all levels of athletes, from helping kids get on snow with River Runner and GACP program fees at Sunday River, to paying for registration at the State Championships – which the Club did for the Telstar Middle School alpine team last year. “Our primary fundraiser is the Big Raffle,” said Brown. “This year it is on March 15, and you can buy tickets at Gourmet in a Pinch. Tickets are $100, but you can split them with co-workers or friends. We only sell 500 tickets, so you have pretty good odds at winning $10,000.”

Troy Murphy at the 2013 U.S. Freestyle Championships in Heavenly, Calif. Murphy placed fourth at the event.

Troy Murphy at the 2013 U.S. Freestyle Championships in Heavenly, Calif. Murphy placed fourth at the event.