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The Michael & Barbara Peisner Nordic Fund

The Michael & Barbara Peisner Nordic Fund was created in 2013 to support greater Portland children in learning to cross country ski.  Mike was member of the WinterKids Board of Directors for 7 years, and served multiple roles on the board including 2 years as President. The Peisners are avid winter enthusiasts, and firmly believe in connecting kids who would otherwise not have the opportunity to try winter sports, recreation, and competition. Through a collaboration with Portland Nordic and Portland Recreation, the Fund supports up to 10 children each year with transportation and equipment to participate in a 12-week cross country program at the Riverside Golf Course in Portland.

Donate to the Michael & Barbara Peisner Nordic Fund

Portland Nordic Skiers


  • Portland residents in grades 2-5
  • Each applicant must submit an essay as to why they want to learn to cross country ski
  • Preference is given to returning participants

For applications, please contact WinterKids’ Program Director at

Michael and Barbara Peisner Students