Invitation to Ski Patrollers



First Place Patrol Team Wins a $2000.00 Grant for Medical Education

Steamboat Springs, CO – February 2012 – Did you know that The Cody St. John Foundation is the only non-profit 501 (C)(3) charity that benefits professional ski patrollers? Last year The Cody St. John Foundation awarded five – $1000.00 scholarships for medical education to patrollers at Telluride, Snowmass, Monarch, Alta, and Steamboat. This year the Foundation plans to give five more scholarships and more!

For the first time, The Cody St. John Foundation will challenge teams of two patrollers from different mountain ski patrols to participate in Cody’s Challenge on Saturday, March 17, 2012. The winning team with the lowest combined time will take back the coveted CODY’S CUP for one year. This first place team will also win a $2000.00 certificate for grant money toward medical training for a group of patrollers at their mountain. The second place team will win a $1000.00 certificate for grant money toward medical training which can include but is not limited to First Aid, CPR and so on.

Race entry for Cody’s Challenge is $60 for the event only and $100 for the event and an all-day lift ticket. A post-race lunch will take place at the bottom of the mountain near the finish line at the T-Bar Grill. The evening Race Celebration/Scholarship Announcement will complete the day of events from 6:00 PM at The Arts Depot graciously donated by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. A $20.00 ticket is your entry to enjoy a Chili & Baked Potato Bar, salad, cornbread, and dessert, with two drink tickets and music by a local band including Cody’s heart recipient, David Freshman, an accomplished lead guitarist. Silent auction items will also be available for bidding!

Registration forms on-line at Late registration will take place on Friday, March 16 from 4-6 PM at the Ski Patrol Locker Room in Gondola Square or on Saturday, March 17th from 7- 7:45 AM at Bear River Grill at the Gondola base. For more information contact either Kyle Lawton at 970-846-9250 or Marc George at 410-544-8413.

Please check out the photos from past challenges and other events.

Bring your friends and fellow patrollers to join us at Mt. Werner for this terrific event!

We hope to see you in Steamboat,

Candida M. St. John