THE POWDERHORN TRIPLE PLAY
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David Smith, Marketing Manager
Powderhorn Mountain Resort
POWDERHORN MOUNTAIN RESORT TO HOST THE MEMORIAL
TRIPLE PLAY RACE, AKA PH3, BIKE, SKIN, AND SKI.
One Event, One Day, Three Stages, A Great Cause, The PH3.
POWDERHORN MOUNTAIN RESORT, MESA, Colo. – February 26, 2013 – Powderhorn introduces a new and exciting event for outdoor enthusiast of the valley and surrounding area. The Powderhorn Triple Play, AKA the PH3, is a three stage memorial race in celebration of the life of Tim Sewell, which includes biking from the Mesa community center to Powderhorn Mountain Resort, skinning or snowshoeing up the hill and skiing or snowboarding down. Anyone has the opportunity to participate either as an individual or on teams. Early registration is available through the Ski and Ride Center for $40.Walk in registration on the day of the event is also available at the Mesa Community Center for $50. In honor of the life of Tim Sewell and in support of his family, Powderhorn will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Colorado Mesa Cycling Team, the Powderhorn Race Club, the local Suicide Prevention Clinic, and the VA Medical Center, Suicide Prevention Fund.
Event Schedule (subject to change, as weather permits):
March 16, 2013: The Powderhorn Triple Play or PH3(80’s Weekend, costumes encouraged, and awarded)
8 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. $50 registration and sign up Mesa Community Center
10 a.m. Race Starts
3 p.m. PH3 Awards on the Sunset Deck
3:30 p.m. David Padill, DJ
For more information about March Madness at Powderhorn Mountain Resort please click here.
About Colorado Mesa Cycling Team
The CMU Cycling team is currently the #1 ranked Division II collegiate team in the United States. The team is committed to academics first and athletics second. The long term goal for the CMU Team is to be the global prototype for how a collegiate team should be run. While most of the athletes have a desire to race at a professional level, they realize the importance of an education for their long term well-being.
About Powderhorn Race Club
The mission of the Powderhorn Racing Club is to provide an atmosphere in which young athletes learn the sport of ski racing and refine their skills in an environment that fosters a healthy and competitive spirit and encourages growth and fulfillment on both an athletic and personal level. By helping our athletes to set and achieve challenging and realistic goals they learn the importance and reward of hard work, dedication and self-discipline. Our commitment to this objective combines the efforts of coaches, athletes and parents. It is with that enthusiastic collaboration that the Powderhorn Racing Club inspires great skill, confidence, and independence in its participating athletes.
About the local Suicide Prevention Foundation
Founded in 2006, the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation (WCSPF) is committed to reducing the rate of suicide in the region by developing a variety of prevention approaches, training individuals and groups in suicide intervention, providing therapeutic services for needy at-risk children and youth, and increasing public awareness that suicide is preventable and depression is treatable.
About the VA Medical Center Suicide Prevention Fund
The Grand Junction VA Medical Center’s Suicide Prevention Program covers 15 Colorado counties, two in Utah and one in Wyoming. The Suicide Prevention Program provides direct support to “at risk” veterans, providing cell phones to ensure they can access a mental health service 24 hours a day. Along with providing help the Prevention Program also provides education to those in isolated communities spreading the word on the National Veterans Crisis line and the assistance that is available through the GJVA. “It is okay to ask for help; You are not alone.” Veterans Crisis Line: 1800-273-8255 Press 1
About Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Powderhorn Mountain Resort continues its commitment to an authentic skiing and riding experience for the 2012-2013 season. Nestled deep in the heart of the Grand Mesa on the storied Western Slope of Colorado, Powderhorn is a scenic, family-friendly resort featuring 1,600 acres of terrain suited to a variety of abilities and preferences. Powderhorn is known for extending exceptional value to each guest, thanks to improvements at the resort and mountain focused on creating a one-of-a-kind, year-round affordable experience. Western Colorado is known for its wide-open spaces, distinctive topography and friendly local residents. It is also recognized for its vineyards, wineries and agriculture. The climate allows for skiing or snowboarding in the morning and playing a round of golf or enjoying a hike or mountain bike ride in the afternoon. Thanks to its location, the options for exploring – both on the mountain and throughout the Grand Mesa – are virtually endless. This season, Powderhorn welcomes guests with new pass options and resort partnerships, unique events, enhanced activity options and more. To learn more about Powderhorn Mountain Resort, visit www.powderhorn.com or call 970-268-5700. Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/skipowderhorn.