ITOCHU Announces ITOCHU Children’s Dreams Fund, Support Project for Disaster-Affected Areas, Holds the ITOCHU Children’s Dreams Snowboarding Class

January 12, 2017

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it is organizing the ITOCHU Children’s Dreams Snowboarding Class through the ITOCHU Children’s Dreams Fund, which was established in March 2013 as part of the company’s assistance program to support the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Continuing from last year, this year marks the second year that ITOCHU is holding this event as part of the ITOCHU Children’s Dreams Fund that supports the dreams of children from areas affected by the disaster. The class is intended to assist children in the Tohoku region who aspire to be professional snowboarders. Instructed mainly by former Japanese national team members who have been internationally active, it will provide opportunities for children to receive coaching directly from top snowboarders. There will also be a presentation session in which children can show off what they learned in the class. As a complimentary prize, the children will receive products from the AIRWALK brand, the official supplier for the Japan Snowboard Team and a brand handled by ITOCHU.

ITOCHU will continue to provide support for the reconstruction of the area affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake through the Children’s Dreams Fund and other activities based on the development of future generations specified in its Basic Activity Guidelines on Social Contributions.



Name ITOCHU Children’s Dreams Snowboarding Class
Date Saturday, February 4, 2017
Venue Urabandai Ski Resort
Sponsor ITOCHU Corporation
Co-sponsor NPO, freestyle ski Hokkaido supporters club
Cooperation Snowboard Team of the Ski Association of Japan
Collaborator AIRWALK
Target Intermediate level or higher snowboarders (capable of making a turn on a medium slope) ages 6 to 15 who live in Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, or Ibaraki
Maximum number of participants 40
Expense Free
Instructors Former Japanese national team snowboarders, etc.
Program It aims to develop the general snowboarding ability, which will become an important strength in all categories. It mainly provides lessons with a focus on free runs. It also conducts a timed race on a medium slope with waves, etc.
Schedule 10:00 to 12:00 Snowboarding class
12:00 to 13:00 Lunch
13:20 to 14:30 Presentation session
15:15 Closing ceremony (first and second prize winners will be announced)
*The schedule is subject to partial change.
Complimentary prize AIRWALK products
Application process Please apply via email directly to the Kirara Event Desk. (Application starts on January 12)
Person in charge: Imai
Phone: 0267-31-6527 (weekdays 10:00 to 17:00)

Please send the information below via email to the above address.
Subject: Application for ITOCHU Children’s Dreams Snowboarding Class
1. Your name
2. age/grade
3. Address
4. Phone number
5. Email address
6. Snowboarding level
7. Your goal for snowboarding
Other All participants will be required to wear a helmet.
During sign in on the event day, a guardian’s signature will be required on the pledge.