Pats Peak Dedicates Weekend of Skiing, Music and Auctions to Help Families

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 14 2012 - 10:58 AM

FEBRUARY 25 & 26, 2012
Live Bands, Donations, Raffles, Silent and Live Auctions

Henniker, NH, February 13, 2012 – Pats Peak, southern New Hampshire’s favorite mountain, is hosting the 12th Annual Childhood Cancer Lifeline fundraiser weekend on February 25 & February 26, 2012. This event promises to be a fun-filled weekend, full of activity and promise. Be an extension of the “lifeline” by supporting the annual fundraising event at Pats Peak on February 26, 2012. This is a great opportunity to enjoy skiing/riding and support New Hampshire families who have a child with cancer.

Each year in NH as many as 73 families hear the words “Your child has cancer”. For them, life is never the same. The emotional and financial impact of a cancer diagnosis upon a family is devastating. In addition to social and support opportunities held throughout the year, the Childhood Cancer Lifeline provides direct financial assistance and comfort items to NH families, from the point of diagnosis, through the journey with cancer.

Since 2009, through the Links! Program, the Childhood Cancer Lifeline has provided laptops to each newly diagnosed school-aged child. These laptops provide a much needed connection to the world beyond the confines of the hospital. Since their inception, they have provided in excess of $400,000 in direct financial assistance to NH families.

“The ongoing support of the local community helped the Lifeline to reach major goals in recent months. We continue to address the urgent needs of families through the provision of gas cards, meal vouchers and emergency funding. The long awaited fully accessible tree house was dedicated in June of 2011 at YMCA Camp Coniston in memory of four young campers. Our 100th laptop was delivered last month. We are so touched that so many continue to support our organization, to reach out to truly “be a lifeline” to families in need”, says board President, Sylvia Pelletier.

Throughout the week leading up to the weekend events and throughout the weekend skiers and snowboarders will be able to make a donation to the cause. Raffles, Childhood Cancer Awareness Pins along with tickets for the Sunday evening event will be available for purchase during the weekend.

On Saturday, October Sons will be playing in the Sled Pub from 4pm to 9pm. On Sunday, October Sons will host several Lifeline Benefit Rock Bands in “We Will, We Will ROCK Cancer” starting at 12pm in the Sled Pub.

Sunday evening’s events kick off at 3pm, with a live and silent auction, raffles and dinner by Pats Peak’s Executive Chef, Guy Pelletier. The Live and Silent Auction has many gift certificates, tickets New England Sports Teams, sports memorabilia plus much more. Tickets purchased before the weekend of the event for the Sunday evening event are $20 per person or $30 per couple. Tickets purchased the weekend of the event are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Tickets may be purchased at PATS PEAK Guest Services, by calling (603) 428-3245 , throughout the event weekend in the Main Lodge or at the door. This event continues to be the most successful fundraising event for the Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire.

The Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire has a special relationship with Pats Peak. Chef Guy Pelletier, who joined Pats Peak in May of 2000, has two children who are cancer survivors. Guy’s wife Sylvia is a founding member and current President of the organization. The Lifeline continues to be the only organization dedicated to empowering NH families whose children have cancer by providing them with financial assistance, resources, and most importantly — hope.


More about the Childhood Cancer Lifeline of NH:
The Childhood Cancer Lifeline of NH was founded in the fall of 1995 by a group of parents whose children had childhood cancer. Since their inception, they have been a strictly volunteer organization dedicated to addressing the practical and emotional needs of New Hampshire families dealing with pediatric cancer. Today, their volunteers have expanded to include family members, friends, and other caring individuals. The mission is to empower New Hampshire families who are coping with childhood cancer by providing knowledge, resources, assistance, and hope. The organization has twice won the Governors Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Efforts by a Statewide Group. You can find out more about the organization on their website: .

More about PATS PEAK:
PATS PEAK is in its 49th consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. PATS PEAK has 22 well-groomed trails for all abilities, 7 gladed areas, 3 terrain parks, a snowtubing park, 10 high-capacity lifts, 100 percent snowmaking and some of the most challenging skiing in Southern New Hampshire.

PATS PEAK has a Weekday Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program for more than 8,000 kids from over 100 local schools. There are more than 70 Adult/Corporate Racing teams in the Adult/Corporate Racing League . Many adults participate in the weekday Adult Ski & Snowboard Clinics for all ability levels. PATS PEAK has 100% of its trails lit for night skiing/riding and is one of the state’s most accessible learn-to-ski-and-snowboard mountains , with three separate beginner areas.

During the “Other Season of PATS PEAK”, PATS PEAK Banquet Center is the perfect location for wedding receptions, parties, company meetings, company outings, or any social gathering!

PATS PEAK is located in Henniker, NH, just twenty minutes from Concord, forty minutes from Manchester, and ninety minutes from Boston. The latest information, snow conditions, photos and events are available at or call 1-888-PATS PEAK ( 1-888-728-7732 ).

PATS PEAK can be reached:
– By telephone at 603-428-3245
– By FAX at 603-428-7821
– 24-hour snow conditions at 1-888-PATS-PEAK
– Online at