Thursday, November 29, 2001 - LatestNews
Madshus Raises $4300 for National Team

 

At a fund raising auction and dinner for the Canadian National Cross Country Ski Team November 24 at Silver Star Mountain Resort, over 300 people gathered to celebrate and raise money for our National Cross Country Ski Team.

The surprise bid, was for a 24" x 36" Madshus XC Ski advertisement, featuring Canada's own Beckie Scott (North America's #1 ranked Nordic Skier) and a little boy named Roy! The surprise came since the poster was not even part of the auction! The person who bid on the poster was Michael Ballingall Vice President of Big White Ski Resort. Michael wanted the poster for his new home that he is building at Silver Star. Michael announced that he would pay $100.00 for every past and present National XC Ski Team member's signature on the poster. The next day a total of 43 signatures were added to the poster. The surprise to Michael was that the Madshus XC Ski advertisement was photographed by local Vernon photographer Don Weixl at the Silver Lode Inn at Silver Star last year. The poster generated $4300.00 for the National Team, and was the highlight of the night!

CCC's National Team really appreciates this support from Madshus and other Canadian supporters such as Michael Ballingall.


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