by Christian Karch
The Inaugural Hydrocephalus Association Snowshoe WALK on March 12 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado was a great success! The WALK brought together the hydrocephalus community and generated quite a bit of media exposure, raising awareness through excellent media coverage including live TV, a live radio interview, and a front page article in the local paper.
Grammy nominated front man and crowd pleaser, Pat Waters of Missed the Boat, entertained with classic rock on his guitar. Atlas Snowshoes supplied 65 free snowshoe rentals for all ages. Favorite local restaurants, Ore House, Freshies, Riggio’s and Chef Mike, supplied delicious hearty soups and the homemade breads and cookies that kept walkers energized. Even the mascots, “Puppy Dog” and “RED” Robin, were full of energy, making sure the little ones didn’t get bored.
Event chairs, Sofia, Laura and Christian Karch, received many phone calls from event goers expressing their enjoyment. There were 126 snowshoe walkers traveling between 2k and 3k on freshly groomed trails. The silent auction back at the Lodge had something for everybody, ranging from a two night stay in the 5 star Hotel Charter in Beaver Creek, Colorado to a remote controlled car. The weather was pleasant and most participants “hung out” on the deck long after the WALK to eat and listen to the music from Pat.
The Steamboat Springs Touring Center is already booked for the 2nd annual HA Snowshoe event on March 10th, 2012 with many new ideas to grow and make the event even more fun.
How about a real Olympian showing up!?!?
Donations are still coming in and the total crossed $40,000 last night.
A big thank you to our families, friends, sponsors, donors, walkers and all the great volunteers who made this event a fun day in the High Rockies.
Greetings from the Mountains
‘Ready to Stomp out Hydrocephalus’