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Second Annual Courage Cup Race Raises More Than $5,000 for Courage Center's Ski and Snowboard Program

Friday, February 13, 2009 General News J E 4
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MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 12 With the goal of advancing the livesof children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence, theCourage Center's Ski and Snowboard Program hit the slopes last weekend. Nearly200 community members, volunteers and Courage Center clients gathered onSaturday, Feb. 7, for a day of fun, competition and meeting new friends at theSecond annual Courage Cup ski race.

The event, at Trollhaugen in Dresser, Wis., included a ski race, raffleand silent auction to benefit Courage Center's Ski and Snowboard program. For$75, teams of three participants were matched with a Courage Center adaptiveskier for the race.

"The day was a huge success, we brought in more than $5,000, which is themost we've ever raised," said Deb Swanson the program's board chair and skivolunteer. "We went from 12 teams last year to more than 30 this year!"

The event almost tripled in the number of participants and raised nearlyfive times as much money as last year's event.

"We were so honored to be asked to host such a wonderful event," saidSummer Kelly, marketing director for Trollhaugen Winter Recreation. "All ofthe participants worked together to make the day an enjoyable and festive one!We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day."

For more information on Courage Center's Ski and Snowboard program visithttp://www.couragecenter.org or call the ski hotline at 763-520-0495.

About Courage Center Ski and Snowboard

Courage Center Ski and Snowboard is a Professional Ski Instructors ofAmerica (PSIA) teaching school that provides ski and snowboard instruction forpeople with physical disabilities or visual impairments.

About Courage Center

Courage Center is a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center thatadvances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health andindependence. Courage Center also specializes in treating brain injury, spinalcord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism and disabilities experienced sincebirth. Founded in 1928, Minneapolis-based Courage Center offers advancedtechnologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts of thousandsof volunteers and donors.

Contact: Jenny Walsh, 763-520-0480, jennifer.walsh@couragecenter.org

SOURCE Courage Center
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