Riders Athletic Development Foundation was founded on the idea that all aspiring athletes deserve the same chance to achieve their dreams and that the key to success starts with the opportunity to succeed. We believe that academics and athletics go hand in hand, therefore, we require our scholarship recipients to hold a 3.0 GPA or higher. We believe that hard work shows in all you do, from school to sport, from home to community. We want to give back to help kids that strive to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. We want to help them help themselves, and see them help others!
I'm writing this letter to thank you for helping me with
my snowboarding development. Riders athletic development
is the true meaning of rad. The scholarship I was awarded is
much appreciated. I will be using this scholarship money to
go to Windells snowboard camp this summer, where I have
the opportunity to get coaching and some off season training.
This chance means that, along with my off season training
and help to further my chances to become one of the best in a sport that Without rad I may not have had this opportunity. I cannot express enough thanks and appreciation for this awarded scholarship. Yours truely,
The Gardner Family
Chase, Holly, Drayden and Talon
"We created this foundation because we personally know the financial struggles involved with youth board sports. To be able to compete in the world's most elite board sports contests, we have had to make sacrifices numerous times to be able to travel, pay for coaching, and contest fees. We are extremely thankful to everyone who has helped make the dreams of our two boys possible! Without sponsorships, scholarships, and donations, they probably would not have been able to have lived the blessed sports lives that they have thus far. We would love to be able to help more families realize their athletic dreams and goals! This is why we created Riders Athletic Development Foundation. It's R.A.D.!"
Members of the Board
President- Chase Gardner
Vice President- Holly Gardner
Director- Eric Prouty
Secretary- Billie Petty
Chief Financial Officer- Lisa Burtner
Officer- Terry McDonald
Officer- Cathy McDonald
Officer- Bill Burtner
Officer- Rich Azevedo