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Letter: Thanks for supporting Hike for Spencer

Hike for Spencer

We want to thank everyone who supported the Hike for Spencer this year. It was a glorious Colorado day and we loved seeing all of you who were able to join us for the hike.

We had over 150 hikers participate and we raised $35,000 for the Spencer Nelson Memorial Fund. All the money raised will be used to fund program fees and travel expenditures for Grand County youths who otherwise would not be able to participate in Winter Park Competition Center programs. Last year we were able to support a number of athletes from each discipline with program grants: All Mountain (3), Alpine ( 8), Big Mountain (1) Freestyle(10), Freeski (6), and Snowboard ( 7).

We are also very grateful to our sponsors who whose contributions made this event a big success. We want to thank our local sponsors: Winter Park Resort, The Competition Center, The Rendezvous Foundation, Winter Park Fraser Valley Rotary Club, Grand Foundations, Town of Winter Park, Wells Fargo, Real Estate of Winter Park, Grand Park, McConnell Printing and Grand County Search and Rescue.

Life is about building community and there were so many communities represented at the Hike who have supported us throughout the years .We can’t than you enough for helping us give back to the Winter Park Competition Center, a community that gave our son so much. Thank you again for your support and we hope to see you at the Hike next summer!

Peggy Smith, Peter Nelson and Connor Nelson

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