The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host the 39th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup (WFSC) on Feb. 21 – 23 at Winter Park Resort. This event is the largest fundraiser for the NSCD, bringing in more than $210,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with disabilities. This year several NSCD athletes, who will compete in Sochi on the U.S. Winter Paralympic team, will be racing this weekend including: Alana Nichols, Jamie Stanton, Mike Shea and Heidi Jo Duce.
The weekend boasts 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.
“We are proud to announce we expect 25, potentially more, NSCD athletes to be competing in Sochi on the U.S. Paralympic team,” said Becky Zimmermann, president and CEO of NSCD. “We couldn’t help train these athletes if it wasn’t for our remarkable sponsors including Wells Fargo, Winter Park Resort and Sports Authority. Their contributions make a huge positive impact on our organization so that we can provide the resources our athletes need to be sucessful.”
Other festivities throughout the weekend include the Après Ski Bash, a two-day silent auction, visit from Denver Bronco Alumni and cheerleaders and live entertainment. It’s easy for the general public join in on the activities by signing up for Ski for NSCD. This on-line fundraiser rewards the public with Winter Park Resort lift tickets and season passes for raising, awareness and funds for a good cause. People who register can easily create their own website page to email out to family and friends who can then donate in the person’s name. To learn more about how to NSCD’s 39th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup, visit www.nscd.org.
“This is our signature community event and we are very happy to be working with the NSCD for the 39th year in a row,” said Marc Beshany of Wells Fargo Advisors. “It’s a great time to come up to the mountains and see first hand the great work this organization provides for thousands of individuals, with both cognitive and physical disabilities.”