Ski Buddies FRANKLIN LAKES TEEN TEACHES SKIING TO HELP KIDS HEAL
THE END OF THE SKI SEASON A FEW YEARS AGO. Missing his grandparents who had both passed away a few months prior, Cory, then 15, started to think about blending his love of skiing with their lifelong dedication to helping others and the solution was simple: Teach kids going through difficult times how to ski. “Learning to ski is a challenge,” says Franklin Lakes native Cory, now 17. “It’s daunting. You have to focus 100 percent on your skis and the trail in front of you, but when you finally make it down the hill it’s an amazing feeling of accomplishment. I wanted to give other kids that experience of joy I feel when I ski.” From the seed planted that day came Ski4All, a nonprofit organization that provides free ski days to kids who otherwise couldn’t afford it, providing them with equipment, lessons and an unforgettable experience. But at the onset, when Cory’s organization needed funds, it wasn’t an easy sell to potential donors.
Northwest Bergen Lifestyle | January 2019
ARTICLE LUCY PROBERT | PHOTOGRAPHY JEAN TERMAN
THE IDEA CAME TO CORY GORCZYCKI ON A CHAIRLIFT NEAR