- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 2, 2014

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - The National Sports Academy in Lake Placid is making an urgent plea for money to stave off closure.

The boarding school, which specializes in training winter sports athletes, has posted a link on its Facebook page to a crowd-sourcing website that says NSA is “desperately” trying to continue its mission and needs $400,000 to get through the end of the year.

The private school has struggled financially amid a decline in enrollment, which has dropped from 48 students last year to 22 at the start of the current school year.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports (https://bit.ly/1tEnTZp ) the school had 65 students in 2010-11.

Last year, the school restructured and also received a $206,000 loan from Lake Placid’s Revolving Loan Fund to make up for revenue shortages.

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