History of the Sunshine Slopers Ski Club

Since founders Stephen Thompson and Allen Jones were inspired to form the club in 1989, members of the Sunshine Slopers Ski Club, Inc., have celebrated the joy of skiing, year-round sports and other enjoyable activities. As the first African American ski club established in the State of Florida, we currently have a membership of some 250 which includes singles, married couples and youth who enjoy South Florida's warmth and diverse communities.

The Sunshine Slopers are also members of the National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS) and strongly support their mission of identifying, funding and sustaining athletes of color for the Olympics and other national and international sports competitions. We are also members of the Florida Ski Council - one of the largest winter sports oriented organizations in the State of Florida.

The Sunshine Slopers meet at 3:00 p.m. every third Sunday in the Bird of Paradise Room at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex, located at 3000 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056. We invite you to travel with us, have fun on the slopes and kindle new friendships in an atmosphere of warmth and excitement.