Get your team together and your skis waxed up for the second annual Ski for SIDS at Keystone on March 4.
All skiing abilities are welcome for individual skiers, groups and families. Awards will be given to the individual or group that raises the most money, the individual skier who competes the most runs and to the group who collectively completes the most runs.
At last year's Ski for SIDS, 75-year-old longtime local Freda Nieters set a world record by skiing 78,000 vertical feet (67 miles) in just over 8 hours. Motivated by the love for her grandson, Zachary Thomas Meade, who died of SIDS in January of 2005, the event raised more than $30,000.
Lift tickets for this year's Ski for SIDS skiers are $35 for ages 5 and older. Individual adult registration is $100 and individual child registration is $50. Adults in groups are $90 and children in groups are $45.
This year's proceeds will go toward First Candle, the nation's leading organization dedicated to infant health and survival during the prenatal period through age 2. Participation in Ski for SIDS will enable First Candle to continue its research programs.
Registration for Ski for SIDS is available online at www.firstcandle.org. For more information, contact First Candle at (800) 221-7473 or e-mail Michelle.Zareck@FirstCandle.org.