2015 All Sports Tracking Results
The Stratton Foundation held its 3rd annual 24 Hours of Stratton event over March 20-21 weekend, welcoming over 375 participants to its largest fundraising event of the season, raising $250,000 to help local Vermont children and their families in-need.
The sun was beaming with warmer temperatures on Saturday for the Noon parade and sprint to the gondola as thousands cheered the start of the race. Some participants there from all over New England came for the unique experience to ski Stratton at night under the lights into sunrise, while others were there for the individual and team vertical challenge.
The 24 Hours of Stratton is first and foremost a fundraiser to benefit the Stratton Foundation’s initiative of “Moving Mountains” to provide financial support for basic necessities (food, clothing, dental/medical) to local youth in-need. “Moving Mountains” clears a path for a child to focus on his/her education and creating a greater opportunity for academic success.
The Stratton Mountain Resort generously gifted 2015-2016 Season Passes to winning Individuals and Early Access Passes to winning teams.
Matthew Casey won overall individual fundraiser, raising over $8,000, with his whole team “Heart of the Village Yoga” collectively contributing $18,650. Following second was George Feneis and his “RBC Team” ($17,173) and John McCarthy’s “Eddie Troopers” raising $13,409.
Stratton Mountain is one of the tallest peaks in New England, and by day athletes skied from the 2,003 vertical feet summit, and then switched to the American Express chairlift at night to ski/board from mid-mountain to the base under fireworks and the lit trails of Lower Standard and Yodeler until sunrise.
The “RBC 12-member Team” broke the record, accomplishing over 1 million accumulated vertical feet, 1109 runs in 24 hours! “The Snowballers,” a local young 7-member team from Manchester Vermont’s Burr & Burton Academy took 1st place in Top-4 member vertical feet and 2nd in Overall Accumulated vertical feet, led by 14-year old captain Tyler Jager. Teams Shark Bait, Eddit Troopers, and MyrideZ were close contenders.
Overall top females included 14-year old local teen and member of the “Snowballers” Cecilia Szkutak (169 runs / 139,230 vf), who also came in 1st in her division of youth 15 and younger. In second overall, Cheyenne Falat (139 runs / 119,490 vf), also 1st in her 16-40 year old division, followed closely by Emily Duranko (141 runs / 118,650 vf).
For the second year in a row, the unstoppable James Greenwood claimed overall top male and 1st in the 16-49 division (181 runs / 148,204 vf) followed 2nd by Todd Reichhelm who also took 1st in his 50+ and older division (178 runs / 147,308 vf) and in third overall and 2nd in the 16-49 division, John McCarthy with 174 runs / 143,598 vertical feet.
Other top winners included Andrea Kahan, first in the female 50+ division (69 runs / 71,274 vf) and Ryan Walker males 15 and younger, with 169 runs / 139,230 vertical feet.
Special Honorary Guests Johnathan Goldsmith, the actor who portrays “The Most Interesting Man In the World,” was presented with a $5,000 check to Hunger Free Vermont, in his honor, and was later joined on stage by John Dennis of Boston’s WEEI Radio and Vermont’s WCAX slopeside reporter and meteorologist Nick Borelli.
The Stratton Foundation is honored to continue to make a huge impact on our community in addressing the cycle of rural and generational poverty. Over the past two years, the Stratton Foundation has distributed over $200,000 to support local Vermont youth in-need. The Stratton Foundation is grateful to all who donated and participated in this epic event as we continue to Move Mountains for families as they struggle while their children grow.
Thank you to our sponsors & supporters: Hubert Schriebl, The Stratton Mountain Resort, CMH Heli+Skiing, Coatue, ProCalc, Polar, Typestries, Dos Equis, 98.1JJR, MyRideZ, Southwestern Vermont Health Care, Merchant’s Bank, RBC, and Von Bargen’s Fine Jewelry. Also contributing to the event was Blue Flame Gas Company, Vermont Cedar Chair, Cryomax, GoPro, Smith, Skullycandy, The North Face, Smartwool, Bern, Hotronic, White Flag, Skea, and Burton.
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