Fundraising events at Snowbasin to help adaptive sports program

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 12, 2010 11:33 am

The Snowbasin ski area is throwing a two-day long series of events to benefit Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation (SASEF), a non-profit organization providing snowsports opportunities to the disabled community to enjoy with their families and friends. The weekend will help SASEF raise funds to purchase additional adaptive equipment and programs.

On Saturday, March 20th, enjoy a winter carnival from 9AM to 3PM. Besides being just your normal, fun carnival, it has been designed to also educate the community about adaptive skiing and snowboarding. Snowbasin Adaptive Sports hopes to increase awareness of their field. Activities will include a tubing hill ride, mini snow golf, blindfold ski shuffle, long ski stomp, snow bowling, face painting, temporary hair coloring, and a snow sculpture contest. Participants will also be eligible for a raffle for a pair of new skis, a set of golf clubs, or a painting by a local artist. Tickets include cotton candy, popcorn, hotdogs, music and more. Tickets are available in the Snowbasin Learning Center for $15 in advance, and $20 the day of the event.

Then, on Sunday, March 21, enjoy Retro Day at Snowbasin. The day will showcase a contrast between “then and now” in the sport of skiing. The public is invited to join the fun by dressing in retro ski attire and gear. A DJ will spin retro tunes on the patio from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., and a costume parade will take place at 3 p.m. for prizes. Additionally, a ski museum of retro equipment will be on display, and various manufacturers will have new progressive equipment for the public to learn about and demo. A minimum $5 donation to SASEF is suggested to take a demo run.

“We are passionate about improving the lives of people with disabilities through sport and recreation,” said Jim Bradley, SASEF board member and certified instructor. Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation provides support for adaptive snowsports programs held at Snowbasin. Donations will be used to purchase additional adaptive equipment and programming.