Sugarbush Resort will host the High Fives Foundation’s Fat-Ski-A-Thon fundraiser on Sunday, March 1 to support outdoor athletes who have suffered from a life-altering injury. Organizers of this event hope to raise $200,000 for the cause.
Through outreach to family, friends and other contacts, Fat Ski-A-Thon participants garner financial pledges and then complete as many “fun runs” as possible at Lincoln Peak on the Valley House Lift. Now in its ninth year, the Fat Ski-A-Thon has become the largest fundraising event for the High Fives Foundation.
“I look forward to all High Fives East Coast events, but the Fat Ski-A-Thon is my favorite,” writes annual participant Jon Wilson. “I grew up with Steve (Wallace) from the foundation, and following his spinal cord injury, I understand how funds raised can truly help individuals that suffer life-altering injuries.”
In addition to providing grants to injured athletes, the organization also teaches safety awareness and smart decision making at schools in the Mad River Valley, Vermont, and across the country.