Vail girl wins memorial rock climbing scholarship
VAIL — Senna Sink, of Vail, has been named the first recipient of the new Brendan Olson Climbing Scholarship. The scholarship provides Senna with a membership to the Vail Athletic Club climbing team.
Brendan Olson was a Vail ski patroller, mountaineer and rock climber who died in May in Canyonlands National Park in a climbing accident. In a release about the scholarship, Olson is described as “an amazing teacher, father, friend and person. One of his favorite sports was climbing and he would do the same climb a thousand times just to see the look on your face as you made it to the top.”
To celebrate Olson’s life and love of climbing, the Olson family — Judy, Larry, Virginia, Camille and Nicholas — created the Brendan Olson Climbing Scholarship to support youth or teens interested in learning to climb.
Sink was nominated to receive the scholarship for a membership to the Vail Athletic Club climbing team. The scholarship will provide a membership for the team and outdoor climbing instruction from Adventure Travel Guides through the summer.
The Brendan Olson Climbing Scholarship Fund relies on donations to provide scholarships for local youth. To support the fund, deposits can be made directly at any US Bank branch to the Brendan Olson Climbing Scholarship Fund account.
To learn more about future scholarships, contact Judy Olson at email@example.com to complete an application and for more information. The winner will be announced before the summer climbing season, which begins May 17.