VAIL — Jeremy Stern is excited to be here. Stern is the executive director of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.
Over the last few years, Stern has helped to make the organization’s Colorado Powder Classic a successful fundraiser. The annual Colorado Powder Classic brings Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation supporters together on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains for a weekend of snow, fun and sun, and it has grown to become one of the Rocky Mountain chapter’s most successful fundraisers. The fundraiser has now been moved to Vail, which Stern says is a measure of that success.
“This is one of our larger fundraising events,” Stern said. “So we’re really excited to be in Vail this year, very few people get to ski or snowboard in Vail and experience a city like Vail, so we’re really happy to be here.”
Stern says in addition to being able to take advantage of the various activities available here — supporters plan on skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and enjoying some spa time — the Colorado Powder Classic allows those affected with Crohn’s or Colitis to network with each other.
As the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s goal is to raise awareness as well as funds, getting people together to talk about a disease that’s often difficult to discuss is a major function of their goal with a fun event like the Colorado Powder Classic.
A full sponsorship package to the Colorado Powder Classic is available at www.coloradopowderclassic.com, and includes lift tickets for today and Sunday at Vail, but Stern said as many people here already have lift tickets, the best way to get involved may be to attend the March 15 dinner/gala/casino night, where tickets to the event can be purchased in-person for $175 at the Cascade Resort. The gala starts at 6 p.m.
To register for the auction or to donate online, click here.
For more information about the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, visit ccfa.org. For more information about the Colorado Powder Classic, visit coloradopowderclassic.com.