By Shannon Klahn
We are beyond excited to announce the winner of the Barb Knight Junior Girls Athletic Grant! Congratulations to Claire Flowers of Tega Cay, South Carolina!! Claire will be receiving $500 toward costs associated with the sport of barefooting, such as lessons, equipment, travel, etc.
While newer to the sport, barefooting has already made a large impact on Claire’s life. When thinking about how barefooting has impacted her, she thinks of the following words: “confident, stronger, resilient, adaptive, brave, and hardworking”. She is already taking what she has learned back to her local ski team and is trying to recruit more girls to join the sport. She is also looking forward to volunteering her time at more barefoot events in the future. We can’t wait to see Claire continue to grow in the sport!
Barb Knight was an avid barefoot waterskier and devoted supporter of the sport – her smile warmed any room she entered. Barb sadly passed away in 2019. To honor her and the positive influence she had on the sport, loving members of her barefoot family established this annual scholarship for junior girls.