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Special Olympics Utah to Host Annual Shred the Edge Event

Anna Kocken and the Utes will participate in the annual Shred the Edge event on Saturday at Brighton Resort, hosted by Special Olympics Utah.

Anna Kocken and the Utes will participate in the annual Shred the Edge event on Saturday at Brighton Resort, hosted by Special Olympics Utah.

Dec. 12, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY - Special Olympics Utah will host its annual Shred the Edge event, formally known as Ski for Gold, at Brighton Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon this Saturday.

Special Olympics Utah, Harmons, Pepsi, Today's 106.5 and Brighton Resort invite all in the community to participate in this ski and snowboarding fund raising event. The University of Utah ski team will join Special Olympics athletes, teams and donors on the mountain for a day of powder, competition and prizes.

All skiers and snowboarders can sign up as individuals or with friends and family at the website below. With a $50 donation (per person), each participant will receive a free ski pass for the day. Additional prizes are available to those who raise or donate $100 or more. Prizes include Skullcandy earbuds, embroidered beanies, lunch at the lodge, a Harmons gift certificate, free day passes to Brighton and entrance into the Grand Prize Drawing to win a ski trip to Big Sky Resort in Montana this winter.

The University of Utah ski team will set up a racecourse and post times for the event attendees to challenge. Additionally, the ski team will be at the event waxing skis, signing autographs and taking runs with participants (of non-scouting age).

"We encourage you to come out and enjoy a great day on the slopes and support these wonderful athletes," Director of Skiing Kevin Sweeney said. "This will be a lot of fun for everyone and a great way to meet the Skiing Utes. We are glad to offer our support 100%."

The Shred the Edge event gives the Special Olympics Utah community a productive way to develop athletic skills and have fun, while interacting with one another and those who champion the program. As athletes watch each other demonstrate courage, develop physical fitness and experience joy, they also cheer one another on as they progress in their lives.

Follow this link to sign up here.



For more information about event details, please see the schedule below. Photo and interview opportunities will be available.

For more information about Special Olympics Utah or to sign up to volunteer, please visit sout.org or call 801.363.1111.

Event Details

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Registration
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Prize drawings and Sponsor Recognition
3 p.m. - Last call for prize pickups

Special Olympics Utah provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in 16 Olympic-type sports for more than 2,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, completely free of charge for them and their families, giving them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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