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Countrywide Financial to sponsor ski classic

The Vail Valley Foundation has announced a new sponsor for its cornerstone event, the American Ski Classic. The nonprofit organization has signed a deal with Countrywide Financial Corporation – a provider of diverse financial services and a member of the S&P 500 – to be the title sponsor of the annual celebrity ski festival through 2006.

This is Countrywide’s first foray into winter sports though the company has sponsored golf touranments such as the Nissan Open.

Skiing legends, celebrities, and corporate America attend the annual ski classic at Vail Mountain. Through its 22nd years, the event has attracted such international skiing legends as Franz Klammer, Ingemar Stenmark, Tara McKinney, Erika Hess and Pirman Zurbriggen. Celebrities such as Clint Eastwood, Jane Seymour, John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer and Paul Rudd have also participated.

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