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Jane-A-Thon Helps Colorado Kids One Mogul at a Time

Jane-A-Thon Helps Colorado Kids One Mogul at a Time
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How many bump runs can you do in one day? You might have what it takes to be a Jane-A-Thoner. Jane-A-Thon is a pledge based ski-athon fundraiser centered on skiing every bump run at Winter Parks Mary Jane. Each year, Jane-A-Thon participants raise thousands of dollars for Invest in Kids and their proven programs.

Participants in Invest in Kids Jane-A-Thon collect donations and/or pledges from sponsors with a goal of completing the most vertical feet and/or all 16 of Mary Janes legendary bump runs, or just enjoying a great day on the slopes with colleagues, friends and family.

This years 12th Annual Jane-A-Thon is taking place on February 25 & 26. The two-day event will have a corporate day and an individual, team, family day. Participants ski laps down Mary Janes bump runs as event officials stationed at chair-lifts check off each run completed.

Corporate day will take place on Friday, February 25th and fosters team-building and boosts company morale, while raising critical funds for Invest In Kids programs. Individual, team, and family day takes place on Saturday, February 26th and is a way for friends and family to ski and spend time together while helping Colorados neediest children.

Both days end in an aprs ski party with prizes and awards for teams and individuals. Examples of prizes from past years include a cat skiing trip for four from Powder Addiction, a pair of Icelantic skis and dinner out for a year.
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Thanks to participants in last years Jane-A-Thon, Invest in Kids was able to expand some of their programming and increase the number of children and families they serve. In 2011, they will serve more than 9,000 Colorado children and families, bettering their chances of long-term success and forever changing their futures.

Registration

Registration is required to participate in Jane-A-Thon and can be done as an individual or a team for either day. Register nowthe key details are provided below.

Friday, February 25th is corporate team day–an opportunity for team building, while raising money for a great cause. Prizes are given for team and individual fundraising, team and individual vertical feet, and fastest speed competitions.

Teams: Each team member pays a $30 registration fee and commits to raising at least $100 in pledges.Teams must have a minimum of 4 members (recommended team size is 4 members). Larger teams are an option but then one of the members will not be eligible to participate in the 4-person team competitions (vertical feet, most runs skied, most money raised).

Saturday, February 26th offers fun for individuals and families (including children). Each participant pays a $30 registration fee and commits to raising at least $100 in pledges. Prizes are given for the top 3 individual fundraisers, vertical feet and speed competitions (both adults and children), and best yard sale.

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration is available online at http://www.active.com/skiing/winter-park-co/invest-in-kids-janeathon-2011. There are 4 registration options:
1) Individual, for Saturday the 26th
2) Team Captain Create and join your team (participant registers & pays for him or herself)
3) Team Captains Pay for your entire team (participant registers, creates team, pays for entire teamteam members still need to sign themselves up)
4) Team Members Register for your team (participant can join a team and either pay to join the team, or join a team that has been paid in full)

Additional Information:

Jane-A-Thon participants commit to enjoying a great day on the slopes, while raising a minimum of $100 in donations for Invest in Kids.
An online fundraising page will automatically be created for you when you sign up through active.com.
Pledges can be made on a per-run basis (collected after the event) or a flat amount (collected before or after the event).
Pledges can be collected in cash, check, or donated online to each participant’s personalized fundraising site.
Please note that lunch will not be provided at the event. Free food and beverages will be available during the aprs ski party each day.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, February 25th
7:30 a.m. 9am: Registration
9 a.m. 2 p.m.: Skiing; Vertical feet competition provided by flaik
2:30 p.m. 4 p.m.: Apres-ski party at the Mary Jane base, food and alcohol free for all participants
3 p.m.: Awarding of grand prizes and door prizes

Saturday, February 26th
7:30 a.m. 9am: Registration
9 a.m. 2 p.m.: Skiing; Vertical feet competition provided by flaik
2:30 p.m. 4 p.m.: Apres-ski party at the Mary Jane base, food and alcohol free for all participants.
3 p.m.: Awarding of grand prizes and door prizes

More information is available on our website: http://www.iik.org/involvement/events/jane_a_thon.php
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Niebrugge at kniebrugge@iik.org.