In celebration of winter fun, the 6th Annual Hope on the Slopes is a unique 12 hour snow sport event open to all who hope to make a difference in the lives of local pediatric patients facing life-threatening illnesses. A collaborative effort between The Kylie Jane Long Foundation and Boston Mills/Brandy wine Resort, Hope on the Slopes celebrates all who want to make a difference in the world of a child.
At Hope on the Slopes, there is something for everyone, so mark your calendars, tell your friends and family, and register today! Torch Light Parade
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Hope Fundraising Relay
Saturday, February 23rd Boston Mills Resort 10am-10pm Gather your gang or we'll get one together for you! Can't ski or snowboard? No problem - you can join in at the snowtubing park - Polar Blast. As a relay team member, your team pledges to have at least one team member enjoying the day on a snowtube, skis, or a snowboard for the duration of the relay. Included in the $35 relay registration is an all access lift ticket to three resorts; a t-shirt with your team name listed (if registered by Feb 3rd); a meal voucher, and much, much more. Participating in this Hope on the Slopes event is a great way to raise support and awareness for all the services The Kylie Jane Long Foundation provides to local children in need. Top fundraisers will be recognized in the Hope Closing Ceremonies. The Hope Relay is a great team activity for families, friends, and coworkers!
Cardboard Box Race
Registration is $20 per person and includes a lift ticket and a t-shirt. Friday, February 22nd Polar Blast Resort.Registration opens at 5:30pm. All boxes and teams must be on the snow by 7pm for the start of the race.
Imagine racing down the hill in a cardboard craft of your own design! Up to 6 people can race per sled, and winners will be awarded in age, speed, and creativity categories - costumes are encouraged and helmets are required! Make sure your cardboard box base only has cardboard and wax. The rest of the box can be decorated as you choose.
Wine Tasting and auction (must be 21 or older)
Saturday, February 23rd, Boston Mills Resort. At the end of the day, warm up inside with a variety of passed hor's d'oeuvres and a selection of fine wines and beer. Event runs from 8pm-11pm. Vacation packages to both sun and sand, fine art, children's items, theater tickets in Chicago, ski and snowboard gear, and signed memorabilia from sports celebs and USA Snowboard team member and ESPN X-Games winner Steve Fisher are just a few of the items people walked away with last year at the Hope Auction and Raffle. Join us again for some amazing offerings. There is limited availability for this event, so be sure so sign up early! Plan to stay a few minutes after for the spectacular torch light parade. Tickets are $40.
Torch Light Parade
Saturday, February 23rd, Boston Mills, 10pm. To honor all the courageous children who have faced a life-threatening condition, we light up the night in a spectacular night time-torch light parade. Watch skiers glide down the slope, illuminating the nighttime sky with torches named in honor of children. This event serves as the capping ceremony for a truly meaningful day Sponsor a torch in honor of a child the day of the event for $10.
Individuals without teams can register and will be connected with others. Recognition will be awarded to teams raising funds at the following levels:
$1500 Black Diamond
$3000 Bronze Medal
$5000 Silver Medal
$7000 Olympic Gold
$10,000+ Torch Bearer
Team Registration Information:
• Registration fee $35.00 per person
• Registration includes lift ticket, and Hope on the Slopes T-shirt (while supplies last)
Registration table opens for cardboard box race at Polar Blast Friday 2/22 at 5:30pm; and then opens again Saturday morning 2/23 at Boston Mills at 9am for the Saturday events (Fundraising Relay, Big Air, Wine Tasting/Auction)
Why Hope on the Slopes
Kylie Jane Long, the daughter of avid skiers and former Boston Mills/Brandywine ski instructors, developed a rare, childhood liver cancer at the age of 8 months. She underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy in attempts to be at her cancer; unfortunately, three days after her first birthday, she lost her battle. Based on the unique perspective Kylie’s family gained while living in the hospital with her, and through inspiration gained from all the community support they received, Kylie’s friends and family founded The Kylie Jane Long Foundation. Upon hearing Kylie’s story, the Boston Mills/Brandywine team was inspired to further her mission.
The Kylie Jane Long Foundation is a local501(c)(3) organization benefiting area families. Its mission is to enhance the lives of local pediatric patients and their families by providing assistance, improving physical spaces, educating parents and medical staffs, and raising awareness of rare pediatric cancers.
To register teams, donate raffle/auction items, join as an event sponsor, volunteer, or for any more information, contact The Kylie Jane Long Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 330-808-KJLF, or visit www.hopeontheslopes.com.