The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host the 38th annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup on March 1 through 3 at Winter Park Resort. This event is one of the largest and most successful fundraisers for the NSCD, bringing in more than $200,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with disabilities.
Along with dining and entertainment for the event, there will also be an outside vendor area with nearly 20 vendors that will be showcasing the latest in ski equipment, clothing, and accessories.
The weekend will boast three races: The Corporate Cup, a Pro Am style race where teams of five friends, family or coworkers are paired with an NSCD Competition Center athlete and compete for prizes; the Kids Snowplow Sprint, which features up-and-coming NSCD athletes and able-bodied young skiers; and the World Disabled Invitational, where disabled skiers compete to win the largest purse in the racing circuit.
The cost per year for athletes ranges between $12,000 to $20,000 to compete, and to pay for equipment and living expenses. The Wells Fargo Ski Cup gives them a great opportunity to earn money and help with these expenses.
Other festivities that will be taking place throughout the weekend include the Apres Ski Bash, a two-day silent auction, visit from the Denver Bronco Alumni and cheerleaders as well as live entertainment.
The general public can join in the festivities by signing up for Ski for NSCD, an on-line fundraiser that rewards the general public with lift tickets and season passes for raising awareness and funds for a good cause. People who register can set up their own website page to email out to family and friends who can donate in the person's name.
"Thanks to our many sponsors, like Wells Fargo and Winter Park Resort, the NSCD is able to offer incentive levels for our Ski for NSCD fundraiser that includes ski passes, winter sporting gear, meals and lodging for the weekend," said Becky Zimmerman, president and CEO of NSCD. "We are looking forward to a successful Wells Fargo Ski Cup this year."
To learn more about the event or to participate in Ski for NSCD you can visit their website at www.nscd.org.