28th Annual Foam Fest

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28th Annual Foam Fest
Achieve Tahoe to Host 28th Annual “Foam Fest” Craft Beer Tasting and Live Music Festival Saturday, September 2 at Squaw Valley

Popular Labor Day Weekend Fundraiser Supporting Adaptive Sports Programs for People with Disabilities to Feature Legendary Band Ozomatli and Regional Craft Breweries


[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Aug. 14, 2017 – Achieve Tahoe (formerly Disabled Sports USA Far West) will host its 28th annual “Foam Fest” fundraising event Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the KT Sundeck at Squaw Valley. One of the most highly anticipated annual festivals in the Truckee and Lake Tahoe area, Foam Fest brings people together for a great afternoon of beer tasting and world-class live music, this year featuring the internationally celebrated band, Ozomatli. Proceeds from the event support Achieve Tahoe’s year-long one-to-one adaptive sports program serving individuals with disabilities (physical, sensory, intellectual) of all ages. The nonprofit also has the honor of serving disabled veterans.

Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined the event’s headlining band, Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city’s eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli’s success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres, from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world styles. The “Dioses del Baile,” or “Gods of Dance,” have created one of the most exciting, captivating and flat-out fun live shows touring today. They continue to harness their musical instincts by conceiving new concepts and forging new sounds that keep fans on their toes and the world dancing.

Foam Fest showcases a variety of regional breweries serving samples of their craft beers, and includes raffle prizes with items including a California Gold Pass, offering unlimited skiing or snowboarding during the 2017-18 winter season at all ski resorts in California. Foam Fest tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door for unlimited beer tasting and live music. Non-samplers: $20 donation for the concert. Kids under 12 are free. Tickets are available online at www.AchieveTahoe.org.

“We are very excited to be celebrating our 50th year anniversary with the community,” said Haakon Lang-Ree, Executive Director of Achieve Tahoe. “Foam Fest generates a significant part of our annual budget and helps us provide high-quality inclusive sports programs that build health, confidence and independence for our very deserving participants.”

The craft brewers featured (so far) include: ABK (Akienbrauerei Kaufbeuren), Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Berryessa Brewing Company, Black Diamond Brewing Co., Boochcraft, FiftyFifty Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Heretic Brewing Co., Knee Deep Brewing Company, Kona Brewing Company (craft brew alliance), Lagunitas Brewing Co., Lost Coast Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., St. Killian Importing (Crabbies, Kronenbourg), Sudwerk Brewing Co., Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. and Wildcide Hard Cider, with many more to come as the event day approaches.

For more information, visit www.AchieveTahoe.org or email Haakon@AchieveTahoe.org.

About Achieve Tahoe
Achieve Tahoe is the founding chapter of the national organization (Disabled Sports USA) and has led the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities for nearly 50 years.  With over 120 chapters serving more than 60,000 people nationwide, Disabled Sports USA is the nation's largest nonprofit, multi-sport and multi-disability organization. For more information, please visit our website at www.AchieveTahoe.org. Our motto is: “If I Can Do This, I Can Do Anything!”
About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the second year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

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Media Contacts:
Haakon Lang-Ree, Executive Director 
Achieve Tahoe
530.913.5896 or Haakon@achievetahoe.org

Carolyn Hooper, Marketing Director 
Achieve Tahoe
408.420.6222 or Carolyn@achievetahoe.org