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On January 20th, television personalities, former Boston Bruins athletes, corporate race teams, and disabled skiers convened to raise money for the Waterville Adaptive Ski Program, Waterville Valley, NH.Waterville Valley, NH, Jan. 22, 2001–The 2001 WMUR Celebrity Winter Rodeo took place at Waterville Valley Resort, NH on Saturday, January 20. The event raised money for Waterville’s Adaptive Ski Program, which teaches over 300 people with disabilities to ski each year. The organization attempts to enrich students’ lives through participation in sports.
Television personalities, former Boston Bruin athletes, corporate teams, and disabled athletes came together to celebrate the weekend’s festivities.
Twenty teams competed in this year’s Rodeo. Each team consisted of 4 skiers/snowboarders, a celebrity from WMUR-ABC 9 or former Boston Bruin, and a disabled skier- 120 total racers.
Many consider the celebrity auction on the evening of the twentieth the highlight of the event. Some of the auction items included a trip to Los Angeles, CA to see the taping of ABC’s Darma and Greg; a trip to Park City, UT, just before the 2002 Olympics; a private sailboat cruise along Boston Harbor, MA; and a pair of Southwest Airlines tickets to the leading fundraiser for the event.
The 2001 Eastern Regional Disabled Championships will follow the Winter Rodeo on Jan. 24-26. Members of the US Disabled teams and other racers compete in Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom races.
For more information on the event or Waterville’s Adaptive Ski Program, contact 603-236-8311, ext. 3175.