In honour of its own Olympic hero, Ontario’s Brimacombe ski area donated $2 for every lift ticket sold February 19-22 to support future winter athletes.
The gesture is in recognition of local Ontario snowboarder Matt Morison, who competed in the Olympic Parallel Giant Slalom. “Here at Brimacombe we have watched Matt train and grow as an athlete,” says Mark Rutherford, General Manager of Brimacombe. “He is a great snowboarder, and more than that he has inspired our community. There are so many young athletes out there aspiring to be like him, and we want to help them reach their potential.”
The funds raised by the ski area will be donated to Making Winter Winners and the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing.
Making Winter Winners is a national fundraising program that provides financial support to skiers and snowboarders hoping to one day compete at national, and international levels. The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) Durham is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of skiing for persons with disabilities.
Brimacombe is one of Southern Ontario’s largest public ski and snowboard areas, with 21 runs, 10 lifts and two terrain parks spread over 65 acres of skiable terrain. Located less than 45 minutes east of Toronto in Orono, Ontario, Brimacombe attracts more than 130,000 skiers and boarders visits annually.
For more info, see www.Brimacombe.ca
Photo of Matt Morison courtesy of the Canada Snowboard National Team. www.CanadaSnowboard.ca
SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles