April 18, 2019
On April 13th, 80 matches attended the annual ski trip at Eldora Mountain Resort, with many first timers! The Littles were able to take lessons in the morning then join their Big to explore the slopes as they pleased. The weather couldn’t have been better and the matches were even able to witness a Warren Miller “Pond Skimming” event taking place, where the participants dressed up in very fun and goofy gear!
This event is made possible with generous donations from The Dolven Ski Fund, Six Pack Sports, and Eldora Mountain Resort. The Dolven Ski Fund honors the memory of Tom Dolven, a Big Brother for over 25 years until he passed away in a skiing accident. Every year, Tom’s friends and family raise funds to support this event in Tom’s memory. Six Pack Sports hosts a biannual Million Vertical Feet fundraising challenge to cover the costs of this event specifically. This year, those who participated raised over $6,000!! Lastly, Eldora Mountain Resort donated necessary gear to make sure all Littles were properly equipped for a day of skiing. A huge thank you to all!!!
Big Sister Rosie shared these quotes from her Little Sister Maria:
“This is the most fun I’ve ever had outdoors.”
“This is the best adventure we’ve ever gone on together.”
“I can’t believe we were able to do this today. That was SO fun.”
Big Sister Claudette wrote:
Jiriah loved it! She did very well and was very excited to have met some new people and even made 2 new friends. Thanks for the opportunity!
Big Brother Tony wrote: Mark had an amazing time, it was his first time in skis and he was excited and nervous. The instructors were great and made the experience so much better. The real testament is after the event Mark asked when we were going skiing again – this event was awesome. Thank you for putting it together and great job by all the BBBS organizers!