Go Ape at Squaw Valley USA's Spring Tiki Party


Feb. 23, 2005

Squaw Valley, CA - Squaw Valley USA and the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation are hosting a

Tiki Party for the Next Generation of Care

on Friday, March 18, 2005 at Squaw Valley USA's High Camp.

The festive fundraising event is sure to be a unique treat with guests arriving via Cable Car to High Camp followed by a buffet dinner and party overlooking Lake Tahoe. The evening is set to include an Island Dinner Buffet complete with a mai-tai fountain and a silent auction followed by live music, dancing and a special on-site tiki carving during the musical performance.

Entertainment and tiki carving during the party will be provided by San Francisco's high-energy, tropical, tribal, island-hopping band APE. APE combines the popular sounds of warm weather Polynesian retreats such as Hawaii, Tahiti, Mexico and the Caribbean, complete with wailing bongos, Hawaiian steel, ukuleles, tribal drums, surfy guitars and the occasional tiki call-out. Following the music, the tiki statue that the band carves will be auctioned off as part of the fundraising portion of the evening.

Event organizers are currently seeking donations for the event's silent auction. "This is shaping up to be a must-attend party and we are looking to the community to help make the fundraising portion of the party a success, stated Eric Brandt, director of marketing for Squaw Valley Ski Corp. "All donated auction items help us raise money to support our local hospital.

All proceeds from the dinner, auction and raffle support the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation's expansion and improvement efforts, including community benefit programs, new construction and equipment upgrades and to assist in the Hospital's goal to raise $4 million through their Campaign for The Next Generation of Care.

"This party is a great way for friends and family to have fun and help with an important fundraising opportunity for the hospital, explained Nancy Wendt, President of Squaw Valley Ski Corp.