Recently the press release attached below in this entry from Pats Peak hit the inbox. The S.G. has no problem at all promoting a good cause. This one is yet another reason to visit Pats Peak.
Factoid: So far this season the S.G. personally knows 7 people who have visited the area for the first time. I would like to think the decision was based on my strong recommendations. All of them enjoyed the experience. All of them will return as “repeat offenders” for more days on the snow.
As a special treat to go along with this press release, I created a movie. This was the first day on the snow for me with the S.G. Helmet Cam. Granted, the editing software is not so easy to get up to speed on – so you can expect better quality in the future. For now this will make due.
Here is the aforementioned press release from Pats Peak.
PATS PEAK DEDICATES WEEKEND OF SPRING SKIING, BLUES MUSIC AND AUCTIONS TO HELPING FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER, February 28 & March 1, 2009
Blues Bands, Donations, Raffles, Silent and Live Auctions
Henniker, NH, February 11, 2009 – Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier snowsports destination, is hosting the 9th Annual Childhood Cancer Lifeline fundraiser on February 28 & March 1, 2009. This event promises to be a fun-filled weekend, full of activity and promise! This is a great opportunity to enjoy spring skiing and support New Hampshire families who have children with cancer.
Skiers/Snowboarders will be able to make a donation to the cause throughout the week leading up to the weekend events and throughout the weekend. Raffles, Childhood Cancer Awareness Pins along with tickets for the Sunday evening event will be available for purchase during the weekend. On Saturday, Roxanne and the Voodoo Rockers will be playing in the Sled Pub from 4pm to 9pm.
On Sunday, live bands will begin playing in the Sled Pub starting at 12pm with daytime performances by a variety of great bands.
Sunday evening’s events kick off at 3pm, with a live and silent auction, raffles and dinner by Pats Peak’s Executive Chef, Guy Pelletier. The Live and Silent Auction has many gift certificates, tickets to all New England Sports Teams, sports memorabilia plus much more. Tickets for the Sunday evening event are $20 per person or $30 per couple. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Pats Peak Skier Services Desk, by calling Pats Peak at (603) 428-3245, the day of the event in the Main Lodge or at the door. This event continues to be the most successful fundraising event for the Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire.
The Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire has a special relationship with Pats Peak. Chef Guy Pelletier, who joined Pats Peak in May of 2000, has two children who are cancer survivors. Guy’s wife Sylvia is a founding member and current President of this over ten-year old organization. The Lifeline continues to be the only organization dedicated to empowering NH families whose children have cancer by providing them with financial assistance, resources, and most importantly -- hope.
More about the Childhood Cancer Lifeline of NH:
The Childhood Cancer Lifeline of NH was founded in the fall of 1995 by a group of parents whose children had childhood cancer. Since their inception, they have been a strictly volunteer organization dedicated to addressing the practical and emotional needs of New Hampshire families dealing with pediatric cancer. Today, their volunteers have expanded to include family members, friends, and other caring individuals. The mission is to empower New Hampshire families who are coping with childhood cancer by providing knowledge, resources, assistance, and hope. The organization has twice won the Governors Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Efforts by a Statewide Group. You can find out more about the organization on their website: www.childhoodcancerlifeline.org.
If you are looking for a day trip from the Hub think Pats Peak.
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.