Snow Golf returns to Loon Mountain on February 5

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 26, 2010 5:10 pm

Lincoln, NH, January 26, 2010: New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire will celebrate their ten-year fundraising partnership with the return of Snow Golf for this year’s CASA Snow Fest, which will take place on Friday, February 5, 2010.

CASA Snow Fest isn’t just about raising money for a good cause. The day is also an opportunity to celebrate the more than 300 volunteers who give of themselves to CASA throughout the year. Over the past ten years, Loon Mountain has helped CASA raise more than $100,000 and offered a day of complimentary skiing and snowboarding, along with other activities, for CASA volunteers and their families.

“These are men and women who are in the trenches with our kids in the program day-in and day-out,” said CASA Executive Director, Marcia Sink. “For many kids, these CASA volunteers are their life-line. We are so grateful that Loon offers its hospitality with a site for the Snow Fest, and is so gracious with the Volunteer Appreciation Day.”

Loon first hosted a snow golf event in 2000 as part of the inaugural CASA Snow Fest winter fundraiser. Snow golf is just what it sounds like: golf played on snow. Loon will transform its Blue Ox trail into an 18-hole golf course, and participants will ski, snowboard or snowshoe the course. The event will be a double-flight, nine-hole “shot-gun” style scramble format. Prizes will even be awarded for the “closest to the pin” and “longest drive.”

“Over the years, this event has taken on different looks, but the mission, purpose and spirit have never changed,” continued Sink. “The funds we have raised have helped CASA serve more of the states’ children who really need a strong advocate by their side.”

Participants of the CASA Snow Fest include businesses and individuals. Some are involved in the court system and work with CASA daily. Others are families who have been helped by CASA. And still others are business owners looking to support their community and have seen how CASA has made a difference. The Rowley Agency of Concord has been a proud supporter of this event since the beginning. “We know that the CASA program works. This organization is breaking the cycle of child abuse in New Hampshire,” said Rowley Agency’s Bill Verplank. “We hope other businesses, large or small, will join as a sponsor and enjoy a great day at Loon Mountain.”

Sponsors of the 2010 CASA Snow Fest include WMUR-TV ABC-9, WOKQ, and The Common Man Restaurants. To become involved with the event, contact CASA directly at 603-626-4600, or go online to www.casanh.org. For a full line-up of events at Loon Mountain throughout the winter, click on www.loonmtn.com.

 

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