- ATHLETES & FAMILIES
Blazent Celebrity Winterfest
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
100 Country Club Dr.
Incline Village, NV
March 13-15, 2015
To get more information about registering a team or for information about Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kevin Reeds at KevinR@sonc.org or at 925-944-8801 ext. 226.
Meet our 2015 Teams, Special Olympics Athletes & Celebrities!
(Confirmed as of January 2015)
Blazent (4 teams), NetScout, Tim Curry and Denise Curry-Lawson Family, Larry Garlick Family, Razorthink, Wente Vineyards
Our Special Olympics Athletes
Maggie Hernandez-Aust , Michael Cotter, Jacqui Gilpin, George Harris, Trevor Irwin, Jason Mullis, Jacob Price, Ryan Stewart, Philip Sturgeon, Stephen Zimmerman
Tim Abell, Mike Buie, Laura Kai Chen, Tanya Clark, Juliette Goodrich, Thyme Lewis, Frank Mallicoat, Justin Melvey, Kevin Railsback, John J. Vogel
Not party of a corporate team? You can still join us for the weekend festivities! Guest packages available. You can attend the evening events or stay for the entire weekend. Check out Guest Packages
The 18th annual Blazent Celebrity Winterfest® takes place at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Celebrity Winterfest is a high-profile, event packed weekend that provides a unique opportunity for company team building, client development and fun head-to-head friendly competition between the participating organizations,
Companies and organizations sponsor a team of 8 skiers, plus 8 guests. Each team is paired with a Special Olympics Athlete and a Celebrity. If teams wish to bring more than eight guests, additional guest packages are available.
All proceeds from this event directly benefit the growth of the Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada's Schools Partnership Program. In 2013-2014 over 6,500 K-12 special education students will train and compete in soccer, basketball and track & field. By participating in Special Olympics, athletes gain self-confidence and self-esteem that carries over into their every day lives, leading to greater academic success, improved interpersonal relationships and a positive school experience.
Not only do the special education students benefit from the program, but so do their non-disabled peers who serve as mentors and student coaches, promoting diversity and acceptance for everyone. To learn more about our Schools Partnership program and the impact it is making in our communities, visit Schools Partnership Program.
Friday - March 13, 2015
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Practice Run Available - Diamond Peak Ski Resort
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Welcome Party - Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
Saturday, March 14, 2015
9:30 Opening Ceremonies - Diamond Peak Ski Resort
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Corporate Ski Challenge- Diamond Peak Ski Resort
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Reception - Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
7:00 pm - 12:00 am Awards Dinner and Live Auction - Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
Sunday, March 15, 2015
9:00 am - 9:45 am Polar Plungefest Registration - Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Private Beach
9:45 am - 10:00 am Costume Parade
10:00 am - 10:15 am PLUNGE
What the heck is Polar Plungefest?
Well there is no doubt about it, it is a crazy event, that is for sure. In fact, it helps to be just a tad crazy to do it. Basically people register online, set a fundraising goal and then email, family, friends and colleagues to support them. Then, here comes the crazy part, everyone jumps into Lake Tahoe, complete in costume! The event is open to the general public. People who don't want to plunge can still participate by registering as a chicken. ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!.
2014 Recap in Pictures
Sponsorship opportunities for 2015 are available. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Kevin Reeds at KevinR@sonc.org or at 925-944-8801 ext. 226.