The 2011 Steadman Clinic Vail Cup is less than a week away with it’s inaugural event taking place on Sunday January 16th with a morning Slopestyle event in the Terrain Park and an afternoon Giant Slalom Race in the Main Arena on Golden Peak. This marks the second year the The Steadman Clinic has lent their support to this historic series of competitions that have been going on in Vail since the early 60’s. Today the events are competed by 6-14 year olds at a grass roots level where participation, fun, development and safety are encouraged.
The key to the Steadman Clinic Vail Cup events is that they are FREE. No child in the Valley should have any barrier to taking part and we especially invite all Beavo, Devo, Buddy Werner and Independant participants to come and challenge the kids of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail in any one of the 8 disciplines taking place over 4 different event Sundays though January, February and March. Families can register their children at www.skiclubvail.org and are encourage to escort them on mountain to get them to their respective start areas. All further information will be available when you sign up your child. Take part in one or all of the events!
Added to the list of events this year is the SSCV Downhill Dash and Snow-A-Thon which is a fun day of tracking as much vertical on the slopes designated for either Alpine Racing, Moguls, Terrain Parks or Snowboarding. Kids will be allowed to collect pledges for that day and ski and ride to their hearts content and cash that money into the SSCV Scholarship Fund which supports team-mates and others in the valley who may not usually be able to participate in winter-sports.
Aldo Radamus, Executive Director – SSCV is quick to underscore “that without the kind of community support that we receive from organizations like The Steadman Clinic, the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail cannot continue to develop the best kids, athletes and students in the valley. With enhanced financial resources such as provided for the Vail Cup, the SSCV is able to continue to maintain the best human, technical and physical resources for our kids and programs”.
Lyon Steadman, CEO of The Steadman Clinic, is proud of the partnership with SSCV and says “We make a commitment to support the Cup because Vail kids appreciate our community better when they learn to conquer these pristine mountains of ours. Competitive skiing also helps to unlock their potential and builds character, making them stronger, fitter and happier. Removing the financial burden makes it possible for any kid in our community to participate and develop their skills, and we think that’s how it should be.”
All kids involved in the Vail Cup will receive souvenirs and be able to compete for medals each day of competition.
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