Ski to fight cancer Saturday at Breckenridge
Participants are raising pre-event dollars for the American Cancer Society as well as competing in an on-mountain Ski/Snowboarding Challenge (via EpicMix) on Saturday. Groups of friends, co-workers and families with clever team names, such as Carving for a Cure and Cancer is B.S., will head toBreck to support American Cancer Society-funded research, education, advocacy, and patient service programs.
Breckenridge resident and ski resort online marketing manager Morgan Bast and her team, the Fighting Jackalopes, are attempting to raise $2,000 for Hope on the Slopes.
“Everyone on my team has been an avid skier for years but have never put our skills to a good cause,” Bast says. “We figured being able to ski our faces off with EpicMix and help raise money for the American Cancer Society was a great way to get involved.”
So far, 31 teams have registered and more than $52,000 has been raised. Stop by theMotherloaded Tavern on Friday, February 24 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a Hope on the Slopes (HOTS) party and a HOTS Après Ski Event at Quandary Grille on Saturday, February 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Coors has donated a keg to both events for HOTS donations with a percentage going back to the organization.
Get Out There
There’s still time to sign up. Discounted lift tickets will be available for Saturday, February 25 for participants: adults $48 and children $33. This price is available for participants and teams that have paid the required registration fees for the event.
Form a Team
Form or join a team of two to 10 members. Registration is $200 per team, and can be waived by event sponsorship. Fundraising minimum for inclusion in the competitive ski/snowboarding challenge prizes is $200 per member total.
To participate as an individual, the registration fee is $35 and fundraising minimum for inclusion in the competitive ski/snowboarding challenge prizes is $200.
Direct monetary gifts are always accepted and appreciated. To become an event sponsor or donor, or to volunteer or ask questions about the event, please contact Alison Jolin at ACS at firstname.lastname@example.org or (720) 524-5480.
To register or to start a team, click here.
– Lisa Pogue