SkiTAM raises more than $1 M
The 2006 SkiTAM raised more than $1 million for the U.S. Disabled Ski Team (USDST), event organizers said.
The annual event, hosted by CTAM of the Rocky Mountains, has raised about $4.5 million for the team since the fundraiser's 1995 inception. SkiTAM provides more than half of the team's operating budget, which includes elements such as travel, lodging, food and entry fees.
This year's event, which took place March 30-April 2 in Vail, Colo., drew more than 65 sponsors and 1,134 participants.
In terms of bragging rights, the Comcast Networks team won the "Competitive Division" races, followed by teams from Time Warner Cable and NBC Universal. In the "Sport Division," Turner Networks netted first place, followed by teams from YAS Broadband Ventures and BusinessEdge Solutions.
Among individual winners, former Olympic Gold medal winner Picabo Street, skiing for the Comcast Networks, was Fastest Female; Richie Hadley, on the Disney/ESPN team, was Fastest Male.
A tip of the ski cap as well to Brad Samuels for "Best Crash," and to the Telcordia team for "Best Dressed."
The Cisco Systems team, meanwhile, had the dubious honor of most time on the course (342.22 minutes).