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The Chumpy Pullin Foundation, in partnership with NASCA, gave ten
young indigenous school kids have the opportunity to go Snowboarding in the
Australia Alpine for the first time in their lives.
The students spent four days on the snow at Thredbo Resort, where they
snowboarded for the first time under the guidance of Turn and Burn. The
kids also participated in mental health talks from Chumpy Pullin
Foundation Ambassador Simon Williams, Mapp Life.
Foundations Ambassadors Valentino Gueseli and Miff Rennie were in
attendance, offering advice and support during the week.
Founder Ellidy Pullin said, “when we set out to create the foundation it
was Chumpy’s dream to allow those who may not have
had the chances that he had.”
Turn & Burns Ryan Tiene said; “We are super honoured to run the first
Making Never Possible camp for the CPF and NASCA foundations.”.
Chumpy and I talked in depth about how expensive snowboarding has
gotten and how limited the opportunity is for kids to get into the sport”.
“We gave 10 indigenous kids the opportunity to learn what Chumpy
loved most and It’s an honour to continue his legacy”.
Camp partner NASCA supports students’ education and wellbeing
through connection to culture and community. Their program leaders
deliver programs that engage young people through culture, Sports and
arts to inspire growth, achievement and success.
“For this partnership, the students were selected for their overall
engagement in the NASCA program. These students have consistently
shown up to NASCA sessions, worked hard in class and have been
great role models for their peers”. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
for many of these young people, and NASCA is grateful to the Chumpy
Pullin foundation for including us in this event”. Blake Borja, NSW
Program Director.

This camp partnership was the first for the foundation and just the start
of many great things to come. A huge thanks to our camp supporters
NASCA, Turn & Burn, Thredbo Resort, Rhythm Snowsport, MAPP Life,
XTM Performance.