VAIL — It’s only fitting that Jake Burton Carpenter spends time at the Ski & Snowboard Museum when he’s in Vail. After all, he’s contributed so much to the history of the sport, not to mention the museum itself in its snowboarding exhibit.
And you can spend time with him tonight at the Ski & Snowboard Museum during a benefit for Carpenter’s charity foundation, Chill. The event commences immediately following Burton’s Olympic athlete celebration in Solaris Plaza, which is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m.
“It’s also fitting to host the event at the museum as we have some great historical items for auction,” said Nick Sargent, with Burton Snowboards. “It’s just a great way to pay homage to the sport, the museum, Jake and Donna Carpenter and all the riders who are helping the future of the sport.”
June Heston, executive director of Chill, says while a $20 donation at the door is recommended, just getting a strong presence at the museum helps Chill’s cause.
“Just showing up to fundraisers like these helps Chill serve more underprivileged kids,” said Heston. “Chill uses snowboarding as the vehicle, but what it does is show these kids they can accomplish something they never thought they would accomplish. That gets them the confidence to set and overcome bigger goals.”
Learn more about the Carpenter’s charity at www.chill.org.