Partnership Opportunities with Donek!
Tier 3 – Entry Tier
This entry tier is offered to riders who are competing in pre-FIS events (I.E. USASA), FIS cup events (I.E. NORAMS or EUROPA CUP) or World Cup events and are below top 25 for men or 20 for women in their discipline. This tier offers discounts of up to 50%, unless authorized by the team manager for exceptional results or behavior.
Discounts are based off the following considerations:
- Results and rankings (on a national level) – up to 30%
- Media exposure (social media, websites, news articles, etc.) – up to 25%
- Volunteer work with a reference – 5%
This discount is extending to the rider’s immediate family members.
Tier 3 riders will not be added mid-season in fairness to the other applicants. Riders who have been on the team for three or more years are grandfathered in to hold their position. New riders are on a three-year probationary basis and can have their position revoked at the end of a season should the team manager feel they are not fulfilling their commitment to Donek.
American Positions Available
- Under 10 years old – 10 riders total
- Main team – 30 riders total
- Para team – 5 riders total
All other countries are limited to 10 riders per country.
Team selection for tier 3 riders will take place between May and June.
There will be an open application period where riders will be asked to post a short unlisted YouTube video and talk about themselves, their riding, the direction in where they want to go with their riding, the areas on where they need help and improvement and why they want to represent Donek.
Our selection council will review the videos and publish an invitation list. These riders on the list will review and sign a partnership contract. Once everyone on the list has finalized their contract, we will announce the team.
We finalize our team over the summer so that by the fall we can focus on helping team members with orders for the new season.
Tier 2 – Creative and Volunteer Tier
This middle tier is for riders who create video content for Donek or for riders who volunteer for a set number of hours for Donek.
Video content ideas and production schedule are submitted to the team manager who will approve them. Donek requests a minimum of six videos two to six minute videos over the season that are well edited and produced.
Creative tier athletes are offered:
- One complimentary snowboard (this excludes a B1, but Donek will offer a 65% discount)
- The next snowboard at a 60% discount.
- Positions are maxed out at 8 riders
Any riders with creative ideas are welcome to reach out to the team manager at any time.
Volunteers are offered $20 per hour of Donek credit and event expenses will be covered, valid receipts are necessary for any reimbursement.
Tier 1 – Professional Tier
This is the only tier we offer fully complementary snowboards to limited up to four snowboards. These four boards are replaced on a as needed basis unless otherwise negotiated with the team manager.
Criteria for the professional tier are as follows:
- An over 65,000 following for social media outlets (i.e. Ryan Knapton)
- Ranked top 20 for women and 30 for men on the FIS or TTR lists in your discipline
- You have an exceptional agreement with the team manager.
We do have all our representatives sign a contract that explains our expectations from a rider. The contract is for one year and includes a code of conduct, commitment to a certain number of social media posts and other expectations, such as, taking your snowboard onto the podium if a rider wins. It also outlines what we will offer to the rider. If the rider is a minor, a parent or guardian must sign and be responsible for having or helping the rider meet the expectations.
Teams who are looking for Donek partnerships are offered a 40% discount on orders of ten or more snowboards. We request some signage/logos on their websites, events, team uniforms and vehicles if available. We will provide sticker packs, a t-shirt and hat for each snowboard ordered. Bigger discounts can be negotiated on orders of twenty or more. This is offered to competitive teams only unless authorized by the team manager.
We do offer ongoing discounts for USASA members and coaches, please have your membership number available. We also have this offer for Canada Snowboard riders and some instructors. Please check upon ordering.
$250 B1 Discount
USASA competitive riders can ask for a $250 discount on B1 orders.