Join The NSCD To Kick Off Its 47th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup
The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), one of the nation’s leading providers of adaptive outdoor recreation, is pleased to host their 47th annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup (WFSC) on Feb. 24-26 at Winter Park Resort. This weekend-long event is the signature fundraiser for the NSCD, bringing in nearly $200,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults living with physical, intellectual, emotional and behavioral disabilities.
“The 47th annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup event offers something for everyone from the Corporate Challenge to the Kids Snowplow Sprint, AEC Challenge and the World Disabled Invitational. The funds raised during this weekend provide financial support for NSCD operations and programming for the 20+ winter and summer sports we offer to our recreational participants and elite athletes,” said Kim Easton, president and CEO of the NSCD.
The WFSC boasts the longest-running professional ski race in the country and is comprised of four races over the three-day weekend including:
- Friday, 2/24: Corporate Challenge race teams take their qualifying runs. All racers must complete a qualifying run-on Friday or Saturday morning. Racers are also encouraged to take advantage of the racer clinic with one of NSCD’s Competition Center coaches.
- Saturday, 2/25: Races kick off with the Corporate Challenge, a one-of-a-kind race in which skiers and snowboarders from corporate teams race against each other for bragging rights and prizes. A NSCD Competition Center athlete races with each team for cash prizes to help finance his/her training expenses with the hope of making the next Winter Paralympic team.
- Sunday, 2/26: The kids get in on the action! Kids of Wells Fargo Ski Cup guests, ages 5-12, race the same course as the professionals and are joined by mascots from Winter Park and Colorado sports teams in the Kids Snowplow Sprint. The annual AEC Challenge race follows featuring architects, engineers and contractors racing to claim industry bragging rights. Capping off the weekend is the World Disabled Invitational where professional athletes from around the world compete for cash prizes in a race unlike any other.
“We are proud to be an integral partner of the NSCD’s Ski Cup,” said Heather Hunt-Ruddy, Head of National Sales for Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management. “We will have guests from across the nation traveling to be a part of this wonderful event and we’re excited to showcase the four races and provide a platform for all attending to learn what the NSCD’s mission is all about.”
The general public is also invited to participate in NSCD’s #RethinkAbility Ski Challenge Sponsored by Arc’teryx. This ski event challenges individuals to ski or ride the most vertical feet in one day at Winter Park Resort. Participants pick a day from January 20th through February 10th and head to the slopes for some winter fun. Each individual challenger will have priority lift access during their challenge. Individual registration for this fun event is $75 with a $150 fundraising minimum that can be paid in full by the challenger or raised from friends and family through the NSCD RethinkAbility Ski Challenge fundraising platform. People who ski the most vertical feet and for the highest fundraisers receive prizes including: IKON Season passes, Winter Park lift tickets, Meier skis, Winter Park Resort Ski Passes and more. Individuals simply need to register for the event here and then take on the slopes with friends and family.