On Saturday, Feb. 15, the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks will sponsor the 14th Annual Kiwanis Winter Sports Challenge. This event is part of the Old Forge Winter Carnival and will include snowshoe and cross-country ski events. The snowshoe and ski events will be held at McCauley Mountain Ski Area.
There will be recreational cross-country ski and snowshoe fund raising races at 1K and 8K and in cooperation with Mountainman Outdoor Supply there will also be an 8K New York State-USA Sanctioned Snowshoe Race. Course distances will be subject to snow conditions.
The proceeds of the Kiwanis Winter Sports Challenge will be used to fund all of the Kiwanis Youth oriented projects including operations of Kommunity Youth and Activity Center (KYAC) in Old Forge.
Kiwanis members are currently seeking Corporate Sponsors for this exciting winter event. Corporate Sponsorships are available at $200 Gold, $150 Silver and $100 Bronze. All sponsors will be mentioned in all event publicity.
You, your organization or company can create an event team and solicit individual sponsors to contribute funds for your participation in one of the events at the Kiwanis Winter Sports Challenge. You may promise to perform a one-mile or five-mile tour of the Snowshoe, Cross-country Ski trails at McCauley Mountain.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., at McCauley Mountain and the event will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Demo snowshoes will be available as provided by suppliers of Mountainman Outdoor Supply
All who register will receive a raffle ticket for a door prize. The top fundraising team will receive a traveling plaque and Certificate, the second fundraising team a certificate and the top fundraising individual a certificate and $50. In addition, this year the top fundraiser 18 or under will receive an award of $100.
Individual and Team Registration/Pledge Forms are available from Kiwanis Members and at the Town of Webb Information Center.
More information regarding the event and Registration/Pledge Forms are available by calling Bill Ransom at 369-2858 or Bob Teesdale at 369-2059.