Pats Peak Announces 4th Annual Joshua Hall Memorial Boardercross Ski & Snowboard Event

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 05 2005 - 09:18 PM

HENNIKER, New Hampshire ??” Pats Peak, New Hampshire??™s premier family snowsports destination, announces the Fourth Annual Joshua Hall Memorial Boardercross on Saturday, February 26, 2005.

This is an all-day event celebrating the life of Joshua Hall, a 24-year old employee of Pats Peak and a local resident killed in a car accident in March 2001. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit BADF Life Hunts in honor of Josh. Josh was an avid sportsman enjoying all that the outdoors had to offer and taught that respect to everyone he encountered.

The Boardercross will take place on East Wind and Lower East Wind and the fastest skier and snowboarder will each win a grand prize of $500. The event starts at 12:30pm. An awards ceremony will be held at 4pm. The McMurphy’s will be playing in the Sled Pub from 3-8pm. A chicken barbecue will begin outside at 4:30pm. The cost of a lift ticket and entry fee for all ages is $38. All who plan to compete must sign a release of liability form on the day of the event and all participants must wear a helmet. Registration can be completed in advance online at or on the day of the event from 8am to 10am on the third floor of the main lodge.

More about BADF Life Hunts

BADF Life Hunts was founded in 1998 to grant hunting wishes for critically ill and disabled youth age 21 and under. Mainstream wish-granting organizations began refusing such requests, leaving a void for the kids who wanted to fulfill a dream hunt. It is incomprehensible that a child can have a tremendous passion for hunting, have a life-threatening condition, and be told that even though all the other children like them can have any wish granted, that theirs was unreachable. It became BADF Life Hunts mission to provide the resources to meet these very special requests.

For a very sick child, actually going on the hunt and being successful is not always the only benefit. What seems to be invaluable is the anticipation of the hunt. Many of these children go through so much trauma with cancer treatments, surgeries and pain, that having something positive to look forward to has a tremendous impact in their lives.

Life Hunts facilitates hope, and in some cases has played a role in the recovery of these special hunters from their diseases. Many hunt recipients make it through treatments and therapy to get back into living a normal life again. This is Life Hunts ultimate goal and prayer — that every child will be healed and filled with hope and confidence in fellow man.

Although Life Hunts specialize in providing hunts for white-tailed deer, they will work to provide hunts for other species as well. For further information on BADF Life Hunts, call (205) 366-8415 or email [email][/email].