For Immediate Release
Haakon Lang-Ree, Executive Director
530.913.5896 or Haakon@achievetahoe.org
Carolyn Hooper, Marketing Director
408.420.6222 or Carolyn@achievetahoe.org
[Alpine Meadows, CA] March 17, 2017 — Achieve Tahoe, a leading provider of winter and summer adaptive sports instruction at all ability levels for adults and children with disabilities, will hold its annual Ability Challenge, a fundraising campaign that aims to raise $200,000 in support of its programs on April 1, 2017. In partnership with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the Achieve Tahoe Ability Challenge culminates on April 1 with a fun day of on-mountain ski activities taking place at Squaw Valley. Anyone who raises at least $200 can join the fun that day and will receive:
- One lift ticket (if needed)
- One goodie bag
- One lunch voucher, and
- One invite to an Après Ski Party
- Free Raffle
Participating in the Achieve Tahoe Ability Challenge is fun way to get involved and help serve others. It’s easy to participate, create an online fundraising page and send it out to your network asking for donations. That’s it. “The Ability Challenge is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Without the support of individuals and teams, we wouldn’t be able to keep our lesson costs at an affordable rate or provide other programs for those with disabilities,” said Haakon Lang-Ree, executive director of Achieve Tahoe.
Over 40 participants with disabilities will take part in the Ability Challenge and will receive private ski and snowboard lessons specifically adapted to build health, confidence and independence.
“Our company has been and will remain a stalwart supporter of Achieve Tahoe,” said president and CEO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. “Achieve Tahoe is a world-class non-profit organization based here at our mountains, and its board, leadership team and volunteers are truly appreciated by our company, our industry, and the entire community.”
Events on Saturday, April 1st open to the media include:
- 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration
- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. On-Mountain Challenges
- 4:00 p.m. Apres Ski Party
To find out more about the Ability Challenge, please visit: http://achievetahoe.org/content/abilitychallenge.
About Achieve Tahoe
Achieve Tahoe is a North Lake Tahoe-based non-profit organization that provides year-round outdoor recreation programs for children and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities. The organization, founded in 1967 and long known as Disabled Sports USA Far West, is the longest operating adaptive sports program in the country, and was designed to provide affordable, inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence. To learn more or to help, visit www.achievetahoe.org
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 slopes ide lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year-round with nonstop events and nearly 60 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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