WINTER SPORTS -- The 5th Annual 24 Hours of Schweitzer is less then two weeks away! Is your team of skiers or snowboarders signed up?
This first-class event set for March 22-23 raises money to find a cure for a rare disease by inviting teams or individuals to get pledges and run the slopes of Schweitzer, accumating as much vertical as possible in 24 hours.
Also known as “24 Hours for Hank” -- honoring Hank Sturgis of Sandpoint, a 6 year old who has been diagnosed with cystinosis -- the event seeks participants to rack up the vertical for bragging rights and a good cause.
To date the foundation has raised more than $500,000 for the Cystinosis Research Foundation.
The Awards Dinner and Auction on Saturday night at Schweitzer Mountain Resort has 100 live and silent auction items and 25 raffle items to raise additional money from skiers and non-skiers alike.