Next year’s SkiTAM fund-raising event for the U.S. Disabled Ski Team will be held March 29-April 1 in Vail, Colo., before moving to Aspen in 2008.
Organizers of the event, hosted by CTAM of the Rocky Mountains, said a planned shift to Aspen in 2007 was pushed back to meet lodging and venue requirements. More accommodations in Aspen will be available in 2008, when the move will take place, they added.
The 2007 event will be the 12th annual SkiTAM, a three-day fund-raiser that brings in more than one-half of the operating budget for the USDST and its members, who have overcome a range of physical challenges, including blindness, paraplegia and leg and arm amputations. SkiTAM enables the USDST to remain the top ski team in the world for disabled skiers, organizers said.
Over the years, the fund-raiser has generated more than $4.5 million for the team. SkiTAM has enabled the USDST to compete in more than 270 races and bring home 84 Paralympic medals and 100 World Cup podiums.
SkiTAM 2006 had more than 60 corporate sponsors, and the 2007 fund-raiser is expected to have even more participating. Sponsorship commitments have already come in from 39 companies. Platinum Level sponsorships are already sold out for next year, but all other level sponsorships are still available.
More information on sponsoring SkiTAM is available from John Hildebrand, vice president of video technology at Cox Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Kevin Hill, VP of marketing and strategic relationships at Comcast (Kevin.Hill@cable.comcast.com).