Steamboat briefs: STARS nonprofit plans for annual Mountain Challenge |

Steamboat briefs: STARS nonprofit plans for annual Mountain Challenge

Tickets and team slots are still available for the fourth annual STARS Mountain Challenge on March 3 and 4.

The weekend kicks off Friday with the STARS 10 Years of Smiles Anniversary Celebration at the Sheraton Ballroom and continues with a charity ski and ride event Saturday. The Friday night party features inspirational speaker Lonnie Bedwell, the first blind veteran to kayak the Grand Canyon, free beer and cocktails, heavy appetizers and a silent auction.

On Saturday, participating teams will pair with Olympians, Paralympians and celebrity ambassadors to compete in a series of fun-filled challenges for athletes of all abili-ties.

Tickets for the Friday event are $50, and registration for the Saturday Mountain Challenge is $85, which includes the Friday night celebration, Saturday event, food and beer. Challenge racers commit to raising $250 from family and friends to help support STARS adaptive programs.

All proceeds benefit STARS, which provides life-changing experiences for its local and nationwide clients with disabilities including autism, cognitive and physical disabilities, wounded veterans and their families and cancer survivors. Visit to register.

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