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Weibrecht to Host Whiteface Ski Event to Benefit Chapter

Andrew Weibrecht
LAKE PLACID – An Olympic medalist awaits his next challenge on the slopes – and you can give it to him.

Skiers will have an opportunity to learn race techniques at Whiteface Mountain from three-time Olympian and two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht. Register to free ski with the Olympic legend on March 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. – then compete against him in a recreational dual giant slalom race from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The cost to participate is $100 per skier ($75 for season ticket holders), and the free ski and race are limited to the first 50 registrants. Included in the registration is a lift ticket, free ski, race, and post-race reception. This second annual event is part of a multi-tiered promotion to benefit Make-A-Wish Northeast New York, for which Weibrecht serves as a Board member.

Participants will also be able to ski half-price at Whiteface on March 15 by making a $10 donation at the mountain to Make-A-Wish Northeast New York. Make-A-Wish volunteers will staff a table adjacent to the lift ticket windows at which $10 Adopt-A-Wish stars may be purchased. For every $10 star, a skier will receive half off the regular lift ticket price.

Andrew Weibrecht

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In addition, there will be a drawing for a three-day, two-night stay at the world-famous Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, owned by the Weibrecht family. Included as part of the prize is the opportunity to ski with Weibrecht, whose family owns the Inn, and a Head Ski package. Tickets are $25 each, or five (5) for $100. Only 350 tickets will be sold.

The drawing will be held at 4:30 p.m. March 15 at a complimentary reception at the mountain. Raffle participants need not be present to win.

“We are incredibly grateful to Whiteface Mountain and Andrew Weibrecht for once again hosting this unique fundraiser,” chapter CEO William C. Trigg, III, said. “Through this event, which helps generate awareness of Make-A-Wish Northeast New York in the North Country, it is our hope that we will be able to be introduced to even more prospective wish kids, volunteers and donors.”

For more information or to register for the free ski and/or raffle, contact Make-A-Wish Northeast New York at (518) 456-9474.

Nov 25, 2019

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