Football Meets the Ski Hill

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March 14, 2005

SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. — The spirit of the Olympics is alive in Squaw Valley as San Francisco 49ers players, coaches and management square off against Olympians and other celebrities at the San Francisco 49ers Foundation Fifth Annual Celebrity Ski-Classic on March 17-20 at the Resort at Squaw Creek.

 Phil and Steve Mahre highlight a group of current and former Olympians who will be competing in the ski race. Other Olympians include Dan Jansen (speed skater), Michael Johnson (sprinter), Kristen Krone (skier), Julia Mancuso (skier), Jonna Mendes (skier) Steve Podbroski (skier), Marco Sullivan (skier) and Eva Twadorkens (skier).  

San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Mike Nolan and Vice President of Player Personnel Scot McCloughan, will join several current 49ers players including Ken Dorsey, Anthony Adams, Brandon Lloyd, P.J. Fleck and Mike Rumph at the three-day event.           

Former 49ers Super Bowl champions Eric Wright (1981, 84, 88, 89), Keena Turner (1981, 84, 88, 89), Guy McIntyre (1984, 88, 89), Jesse Sapolu (1984, 89, 90, 94), Gary Plummer (1994) and Steve Bono (1984, 88) are a few of the alumni players that will participate.

 The 49er Foundation Ski Classic has raised more than one million dollars. The money is distributed to non-profit organizations serving youth in the San Francisco Bay Area focusing on education, health care and youth development. 

There will be a reception and silent auction on Friday night and the ski race will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Squaw Valley. There will also be a dinner and live auction on Saturday night. Members of the media are welcome to participate in the ski race.