Pats Peak Dedicates Weekend to Helping Families of Children with Cancer

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 17 2009 - 03:33 PM

HENNIKER, New Hampshire — Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier snowsports destination, is hosting the 9th Annual Childhood Cancer Lifeline fundraiser on February 28 & March 1, 2009. This event promises to be a fun-filled weekend, full of activity and promise. This is a great opportunity to enjoy spring skiing and support New Hampshire families who have children with cancer.

Skiers/Snowboarders will be able to make a donation to the cause throughout the week leading up to the weekend events and throughout the weekend. Raffles, Childhood Cancer Awareness Pins along with tickets for the Sunday evening event will be available for purchase during the weekend. On Saturday, Roxanne and the Voodoo Rockers will be playing in the Sled Pub from 4pm to 9pm.

On Sunday, live bands will begin playing in the Sled Pub starting at 12pm with daytime performances by a variety of great bands.

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 to all New England Sports Teams, sports memorabilia plus much more. Tickets for the Sunday evening event are $20 per person or $30 per couple. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Pats Peak Skier Services Desk, by calling Pats Peak at (603) 428-3245, the day of the event 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 this over ten-year old 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 46th consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. Pats Peak has 22 well-groomed trails for all abilities, 7 gladed areas, 2 terrain parks, a snowtubing park, 9 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 and a Weekend Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program for adults and children, on either Saturday or Sunday for seven consecutive weeks. 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, with seven consecutive weeks of half-day instruction, one day a week, for all ability levels. Pats Peak has 100% of its trails and slopes lit for night 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.