(Boulder, CO) The Amy D. Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Averi Firari to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Firari, a graduate student in Exercise Science/ Kinesiology, head coach with Otterhaus Coaching, retired professional mountain biker, and former U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant, comes to the foundation with a wealth of experience. The addition of Firari will continue to aid in the sustainable expansion of the overall impact of the Amy D. Foundation’s road, cyclocross and mountain bike programs.
“All of us at the Amy D. Foundation see the addition of Firari as a way to continue to build momentum and expand our efforts to foster development, equity, and representation in women’s cycling. We are extremely excited to utilize the knowledge and experience Firari has to help us work to strengthen and diversify the participation of women’s cycling through our racing programs, mentorships, training camps, and community involvement,” said Julie Kuliecza, Executive Director of the foundation.
Firari’s years of experience will provide valuable insight and positive impact on the foundation programing moving into 2022. “I am honored by the opportunity to join the Board of Directors of the Amy D. Foundation. This organization has become a fervent voice for equity and inclusion. I look forward to working with the Amy D. Foundation to advance inclusion in sports and to build more opportunities for underrepresented groups in women’s cycling. ”
About the Foundation: The Amy D. Foundation was created in honor of Amy Alison Dombroski, whose love for cycling and life touched many people around the world.The Amy D. Foundation encourages and supports young women through cycling, inspiring the celebration of healthy challenge and empowering the confident pursuit of lofty dreams. Since the Foundation’s inception in January 2014, over 500 young women across the country have benefitted from the foundation’s programs. The foundation offers multiple programs which facilitate exploration and promote physical activity in childhood, adolescence, and beyond. The Amy D. Foundation programs increase participation in physical activity through increased access to opportunities in cycling and advocate for the rights and respect of women in the cycling community through proactive education and outreach. The Amy D. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To make a tax-deductible donation or to learn more, please visit amydfoundation.org.