AEC Industry Raises $53,000 for the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD)
DENVER – The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) hosted the 44th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup on Feb. 22 – 24 at Winter Park Resort. This event is the largest fundraiser for the NSCD, raising $375,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with any disability. A new race, The AEC Challenge, was added this year in which AEC companies raced head to head for bragging rights and a unique travelling trophy. AEC companies participating were: Fentress Architects, Hensel Phelps, Galloway & Company, JHL Costructors, Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers, Saunders Construction and Waner Construction.
Hensel Phelps team, 1st place in the AEC Challenge.
The event also raised money through presenting sponsors: Wells Fargo and Winter Park Resort; World Disabled Invitational Race sponsor: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (new this year) and over twenty corporate race team sponsors. Additional monies were raised through an on line/on site auction, 50/50 cash raffle and individual donations.
Here are the results from the Wells Fargo Ski Cup races:
- AEC Challenge: Hensel Phelps, is the first company to win the AEC Challenge on Friday, featuring architects, engineers and contractors. Hensel Phelps now claims industry bragging rights until challenged in 2020.
- The Corporate Challenge: On Saturday, 26 adaptive skiers and snowboarders on corporate teams raced against each other for over $4000 in cash prizes:
1st Place: Kevin Burton, visually impaired on team PDC Energy team ($2000)
2nd Place: James Thurston, sit ski, on team Hensel Phelps. ($1000)
3rd Place: Thomas Walsh, amputee, on team Deloitte. ($500)
- World Disabled Invitational: Capping off the weekend on Sunday, professional athletes from around the world compete for $5900 in cash prizes in the only pro race where various disciplines compete head to head.
1st Place: Trevor Kennison (USA), sit ski $3000
2nd Place: Masa Tokia (JPN), sit ski $2000
3rd Place: Jimmy Soliz (USA), $900
Photos courtesy of NSCD