The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host the 43rd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup (WFSC) on Feb. 23 - 25 at Winter Park Resort. This event is the largest fundraiser for the NSCD, bringing in more than $250,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. This year more than 10 NSCD competition athletes, who will compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the U.S. Winter Paralympic team, will compete at the WFSC including: Alana Nichols, Jasmin Bamber and Tyler Carter.
Three races comprise the three-day weekend:
- The Corporate Challenge: Saturday skiers and snowboarders from 27 corporate teams race against each other to claim bragging rights and prizes. An NSCD Competition Center athlete races on each team for cash prizes to help finance his/her expenses to train and or attend the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
- On Sunday, the kids get in on the action! Kids of Wells Fargo Ski Cup guests, ages 5-12, race the same course as the professionals and are joined by mascots from Winter Park and Colorado sports teams in the Kids Snowplow Sprint.
- Capping off the weekend on Sunday is the World Disabled Invitational. Professional athletes from around the world compete for cash prizes in a race unlike any other.
Other weekend events include a two-day silent auction, Wells Fargo hospitality tent, tubing to raise funds for the NSCD and the Ski for NSCD Pledge Drive.
“This year the Wells Fargo Ski Cup is an exciting time as this will be the last competition that many of our Winter Paralympic athletes will participate in before heading out to Pyeongchang, South Korea, it’s a great opportunity for the public to come and watch these amazing athletes first hand,” said Kim Easton, president and CEO of the NSCD.
“This year members of the Wells Fargo team from across the US will be traveling to Winter Park Resort to lend a hand in making this exciting weekend a great success,” said Tim Padilla, Wells Fargo Business Banking Manager. “We’re very excited to support the NSCD for the 43rd year in a row and be part of this great event that benefits so many people.”
It’s easy for the general public to join in on the activities by signing up for Ski for NSCD. The on-line fundraiser rewards the public with Winter Park Resort lift tickets and season passes for raising awareness and funds for a good cause. People who register can easily create their own website page to email family and friends who can donate in the person's name. To learn more about how to participate in NSCD’s 43rd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup, visit www.nscd.org.