Folz receives award from the US Ski and Snowboard Association
VAIL — Vail and Beaver Creek’s 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships continued to receive accolades recently as Vail Valley Foundation President Ceil Folz was presented with the prestigious Bud and Mary Little Award by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Folz received the award May 15 at USSA’s annual Congress in Park City, Utah.
“It is indeed an honor for me to receive the Bud and Mary Little Award from our partners at USSA,” Folz said. “This award is a great tribute to the entire team that planned and delivered the 2015 World Championships, along with our 2,200 volunteers and the entire Vail Valley community. It is an honor for me to represent all of them in accepting this award.”
The Bud and Mary Little Award is presented to an individual that has contributed significantly to USSA skiing or snowboarding interests through a long-term involvement in the FIS or Olympic sports communities, internationally or nationally. The award has been presented annually since 1989.
A noted ski racer, coach and U.S. Ski Team doctor, Bud Little served as an influential leader with the International Ski Federation and the then U.S. Ski Association until his death in 2010.
Previous Bud and Mary Little Award recipients include former U.S. FIS Council member Hank Tauber and former Beaver Creek Vice President of Mountain Operations Jim Roberts.