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Wells Fargo Ski Cup returns this weekend, raising money for NSCD

A skier moves through the slalom course at the bottom of Hughes Trail in the Winter Park Territory. Behind him, the giant Wells Fargo Ski Cup signage clearly visible from the base of the mountain.
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What: 44th annual Well’s Fargo Ski Cup

Why: The cup is comprised of four races, including the World Disabled Invitational, that constitute the NSCD’s largest fundraising event.

When: Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24

Where: Winter Park Resort

More Info: http://nscd.org/schedule-of-events/

More than 27 athletes from the National Sports Center for the Disabled will compete in the 44th annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup this weekend at Winter Park Resort.

The Wells Fargo Ski Cup is a three day event hosted by the NSCD on Feb. 22 – 24. This year, NSCD competition athletes Tyler Carter, Spencer Woods and Kevin Burton with guide Kurt Grimmelmann, as well as many more, will compete in the four races comprising the cup.

The event constitutes the largest fundraiser for the NSCD, bringing in more than $250,000 for summer and winter therapeutic recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities.

New to the race lineup this year is the AEC Challenge, where architects, engineers and contractors will race for industry bragging rights.

On Saturday, corporate teams will race against each other for prizes in the Corporate Challenge. Corporate teams will also race against an NSCD athlete for cash prizes to finance their training for the 2022 Paralympics.

The third major race is the Kids Snowplow Sprint for guests ages 5 – 12 to race a professional course and be joined by mascots from Winter Park and Colorado sports teams.

Finally, bringing the event to a close is the World Disabled Invitational, where professional athletes race for cash prizes. More than 5,000 people are expected to watch the event, according to Winter Park Resort.

Other elements of the event include a two-day silent auction and a Ski for NSCD Pledge Drive, an online fundraiser that rewards participants with Winter Park Resort lift tickets and season passes.

More information about the cup and a schedule of events can be found at http://nscd.org/schedule-of-events/.

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