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Ski & Snowboard Club Vail hosts Celebration of Winter

Left to right, Euginnia Manseau, SSCV director of development and events; Julie Heaydon, celebration of winter volunteer and event chair; and Brittney Ziebell (SSCV development and events coordinator).
Betty Ann Woodland | Special to the Daily |

VAIL — As if on cue, just a couple of days after Ski & Snowboard Club Vail held its annual Celebration of Winter, a snowstorm covered the Vail Valley in wintery white. On Saturday, The Lodge at Vail ballroom was full of excitement and adrenaline for the upcoming snowsports season and races. SSCV Executive Director Aldo Radamus greeted the crowd with a warm welcome and promise of winter.

“It will be coming soon, perhaps sometime next week,” he said.

He was correct with his prediction.

Radamus thanked Julie Heaydon, the event chair, and the entire event planning committee who worked on the auction, decorations, sponsorships and more. He continued by thanking all of the event sponsors who made the evening possible.

“2014 was a special year for the Club. Of all of the ski clubs in the U.S., we received a letter of recognition from the USSA. SSCV is the overall Club of the Year, as well as Freeski, Alpine, Snowboard and Freestyle Club of the Year. The quality of the effort of each one of the 600 kids who is a member of SSCV means that they commit to the pursuit of passion, to improve their skills and to learn valuable life lessons,” Radamus said.

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This event launches SSCV’s annual campaign, which helps SSCV achieve its goal of providing the excellent programming for their athletes and financial aid to help ensure affordability to all. With SSCV’s successes and recognition, it plans to continue to advance every aspect of the organization “to the next level” and asks their members to commit to supporting SSCV.

“We are so grateful for the support of the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail current and alumni families and friends who turned out this evening to kick off the start of our winter season. SSCV is committed to providing the very best snowsport programs for our athletes along with scholarships to ensure accessibility to the youth in our community. The outpouring of generosity this evening is instrumental in helping SSCV to achieve these goals,” said Euginnia Manseau, SSCV director of development and events.

Those who pledge annual campaign gifts of $1,500 or more are recognized as the Leadership Council and are an integral to the success of the program. The Leadership Council Dinner is Saturday, Nov. 22, at Larkspur Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. with reception, dinner and auction. For more information, contact Sharon Schmidt, director of admissions and communications, at 970-790-5161 or sschmidt@skiclubvail.org.

Betty Ann Woodland is a longtime local that covers social events including fundraisers for nonprofits, galas and soirees of all kinds. She can be reached at highaltitudesociety@vaildaily.com.


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