The NBS stands for the National Brotherhood of Skiers which was founded in February 1973. Their mission is to identify, develop and support athletes of color to attend the International Olympic winter sports competitions. The NBS survives due to a number of events used as fundraisers to support the NBS Olympic Scholarship Funds. These events are designed to provide financial support for exceptional athletes who excel in winter sports.
The biggest event the NBS sponsors is the Summit. This year it was held February 23, through March 2, 2013 in Aspen Colorado. The Summit is held on odd years and this fundraiser brings together over 3000 people from the entire USA and Canada for a week of winter sports fun. The primary purpose of this fundraiser is to support the NBS Olympic Scholarship Fund. In addition, to raising funds from this event there is a week of snowboarding, skiing, partying and dinning. These events help kids like five year old Jaden in the photo with support and sponsorship for the Olympics.
In Addition, to the winter fun the networking is spectacular because the summit brings some of the country’s most affluent black folks together for an entire week. Don’t miss out on future events; please check-out the NBS.org for a list of activities in your city. There is always something going on. The next major event is the Annual Meeting/Challenge Cup, also known as "The Mini Summit." AMCCs are held during the even years, they are not as heavily attended as the summits but the national elections are held for officers of the National Brotherhood of Skiers during the AMCC or Mini-Summit’s.
Make sure to check the NBS out. Personally, I have been a free member for the last ten years and this is a wonderful opportunity to support a worthy cause, meet exceptional new friends and have tons of fun.