Copper Mountain, Colo...Jan. 19, 2005...Boarding For Breast Cancer Foundation (B4BC), the leading non-profit, youth-focused breast cancer awareness group, will partner with Copper Mountain Resort and Op Girls Learn To Ride(tm) for a weekend full of activities, entertainment and educational events designed to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This is the first time that Copper will host the "Board-A-Thon" event, which takes place Feb. 4-6, 2005, and will be the only Rocky Mountain Region resort to host the event.
This year's "Board-A-Thon" will include a sponsor village, Op Girls Learn To Ride(tm) snowboarding clinics, a B4BC educational area and nighttime festivities including an event kick-off celebration aptly named The Pink Party. The Pink Party will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Copper's Grand Hall in the resort's East Village and will be a pink-themed affair set to include a raffle, live entertainment, appetizing fair and more. Admission to The Pink Party is $30 and includes two raffle tickets, two drink tickets, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment from local DJs. A 2005/06 Rocky Mountain Super Pass will be awarded to the partygoer who wears the best pink outfit, plus additional prizes including two Colorado Ski Country VIP passes and two VIP credentials for the Gravity Games held at Copper March 3-6, 2005.
Additionally, a free women's health symposium covering healthy lifestyle options and early breast cancer detection will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5 in The Storm King Lounge located in The Village at Copper. Furthermore, an online fundraising drive is being held at ActiveGiving.com (http://www.active.com/donate/b4bcCopper) to help Copper reach its giving goal of $15,000. A complete schedule of events can be viewed online at www.coppercolorado.com.
"We're excited to bring such an important organization and fundraiser to Copper," said Steve Paccangan, general manager of Copper. "We hope the Rocky Mountain region pulls together to help raise money for this cause. Also, I am looking forward to pulling out all stops and wearing the best pink outfit to the party."
About Boarding For Breast Cancer
Founded by professional snowboarders Tina Basich and Shannon Dunn in 1996, Boarding For Breast Cancer utilizes a mobile educational facility to teach young women the importance of early breast cancer detection and the value of a healthy lifestyle. In addition to organizing the annual winter Board-A-Thons, B4BC organizers and volunteers can also be found at top action sports competitions and youth-oriented music festivals throughout the year, such as the Winter X Games, US Open of Snowboarding and the Sundance Film Festival. B4BC has benefited from the generous support of its volunteers and companies within the action sports industry. For more information, visit www.b4bc.org.
Located 75 miles west of Denver, Copper is in the heart of Summit County, which offers the longest ski season in the Western U.S. Copper is one of the county's largest ski areas with over 2,400 skiable acres and an average snowfall of 280 inches. Copper's naturally divided terrain allows skiers and riders of all abilities to find the area best suited for them. The west side of the mountain starts out with gentle, sloping runs, and gets progressively steeper to the east. Additionally, Copper has several wide-open bowls for advanced skiers and riders and an award winning terrain park.
About Op Girls Learn To Ride(tm)
Op Girls Learn To Ride(tm) (Op GLTR), the original series of girls-only action sports clinics, is designed to give females of all ages the basic skills and confidence necessary to participate in skateboarding, surfing, motocross, wakeboarding, and snowboarding. In this program, skilled professionals provide hands-on training with an emphasis on safety and skill development. Now in its sixth year, Op GLTR has taught thousands of girls and women a new action sport. The program will host over 150 events throughout the United States and Canada in 2005. For more information and to register online, please visit the event Web site at www.opgirlslearntoride.com.