The Rob Kneller Youth Foundation
The Rob Kneller youth foundation was established in December 2013 by Scott and Luke Kneller in loving memory of their late father. Rob Kneller was an iconic figure in the Jindabyne community, infamous for his generosity and charismatic qualities.
Rob was a snowsports enthusiast at heart and it was his love for skiing that saw him move to Jindabyne and ultimately start a family there. The Rob Kneller Youth Foundation aims to continue Rob’s legacy and provide local Jindabyne students access to the vast array of opportunities the snowsports industry provides whilst promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
When Scott and Luke first talked about the idea of starting a Foundation they were adamant they didn’t want to ask people for money. That initial decision then posed the question – how would they raise funds in order to support the initiatives and programs they had in mind? They decided to create a range of commercial enterprises that where both beneficial to the community but also generated income that could distribute to the youth of Jindabyne.
The foundation provides financial assistance and coordinates a range of programs and initiatives each year which are detailed in the annual reports. Initiatives include:
Ride with Russ
This event provides an opportunity for local athletes to ski and learn from Australia’s most successful slopestyle skier Russ Henshaw.
Ski and Snowboard Futures Programs
SSA Futures is an athlete development and talent identification program. Its aim is to bridge the gap between Interschools competition and involvement in seasonal SSA Pathway Programs. The programs offer superior technical coaching and an introduction to elite sporting opportunities and elite sports people.
Build a Better Community Campaign
The campaign was designed to empower young people to make change in their own community
These events raise much-needed funds to support our young aspiring snowsports athletes from 10- 19 years of age.
The Foundation has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2013. The future is bright for the Foundation and we want to take this opportunity to personally thank all those people that have contributed along the way. We have an incredible community and both Luke and I look forward to continuing to support the youth of Jindabyne in the years to come.
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Scott and Luke Kneller