Giving Tuesday 2020


Feature: Giving Tuesday 2020 - Campaign

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#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

For HERO USA, this year's campaign celebrates getting outside, raising awareness for winter sports, and fundraising to get even more kids involved in our winter program.

Every donation affords each child participant from our community based youth group partners; including Boys and Girls Club of Columbus, Big Brothers | Big Sisters of the Central Ohio and The Gladden Community House, the opportunity to experience outdoor recreational activities they would not normally have access to and build confidence, all while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

Dural Mayes from The Gladden Community House:
We’ve had great experiences every time we come. The kids talk about it for weeks, actually, months on end! The kids’ favorite thing about Hero is how the staff interacts with them and takes the time to show them they care.

Winter Program

HERO USA Winter Program

HERO USA is dedicated to helping kids create a lifelong passion for winter sports. There are many reasons why skiing and snowboarding are typically out of reach for a lot of the disadvantaged community – from lack of proper clothing and protection from the cold to just knowing someone who is motivated and familiar with these sports in general. We eliminate these obstacles and open a world of possibility to outdoor activity during the winter months.

Snowsports Education Program:
HERO offers weekly lessons at Mad River Mountain Ski Resort in Bellefontaine, Ohio located 52 miles from downtown Columbus. Our open classes are Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM but other days and times can be pre-arranged upon request. These courses are for our youth group participants and their chaperones, parents and/or primary caregivers. HERO USA also offers the option for private group lessons or corporate outings upon special arrangement. Our courses include all equipment rental, lift ticket and a 1 hour lesson provided by Mad River Mountain staff. Each student will then be paired 1 on 1 with a HERO instructor for the remainder of the time on the slopes!


Special Events and Competitions:
Unfortunately these have been canceled this year due to Covid-19.

Youth Organizations:

HERO USA strives to fulfill our charitable purpose by partnering with other youth based organizations including schools, churches, government agencies and clubs. We offer special pricing and packages that are designed to help meet the tight budget constraints of any non profit. Each organization will have the ability to choose up to 2 (two) dates for a private class setting on the mountain. (*minimum class size must be met)



(no experience necessary) Volunteer your time to help children learn to ski and snowboard safely & pass on your knowledge and passion for the sport or just help keep track of everyone and be “a parent” to all of us on the slopes. Spend a few hours helping our kids and then the rest of the day is yours to enjoy the slopes with a lift ticket and rental equipment compliments of HERO USA.

REMEMBER: you don’t need to be a professional… sometimes it’s just as rewarding for the kids to learn with their chaperone.

Register for a class:

There are weeks when we have open spots in our classes that were not filled by our partner organizations. These spots are based on availability and are fee based. You may also set up a private course with your family, friends or company based on the availability of HERO staff. These private outings are also fee based. If you or your organization is not a partner, please contact us directly for pricing and availability


HERO USA is a 100% volunteer based organization. We rely heavily on donation support to continue to expand our programming. You can donate monetarily though our website or we also accept in-kind donations of used sporting gear and equipment. Please contact us at to make an in-kind donation.

Please email us if you would like HERO to help organize a trip for you. We can provide assistance and advice to get you started and experience snow sports in a safe environment.

Check our events calendar for upcoming opportunities.

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