Blizzard of Aahhh’s Pre-Party at McU Sports [Gallery]
What a fantastic evening at the downtown McU Sports in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Greg Stump's extreme skiing classic Blizzard of Aahhh's.
More than 100 friends, families, sponsors and McU Sports staff joined and posed with the athletes of Blizzard of Aahhhh's: Scot Schmidt, Mike Hattrup and Boise's own Lynne Weiland. Libations were plentiful and tasty treats were scattered throughout.
David Andrews Band serenaded the crowd with an acoustic atop a make-shift stage. The scene was endearing and grassroots, entirely indicative of the community feel of a shop like McU Sports.
I didn't really know anyone, but I could tell a lot of people felt truly at home.
McU owner Chuck Cremer took the stage to introduce the event's beneficiaries, Recreation Unlimited and the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA.)
Executive Board Member Becki Walters and Board Member Travis Arnoult spoke on behalf of Recreation Unlimited, a partner operating at Bogus Basin to provide ski-lessons to those with physical or mental challenges. Walters explained that the operations is growing and is now beginning to take on larger projects. Arnoult emphasized this was only possible through the healthy fundraising efforts such as the 30th Anniversary of Blizzard of Aahhh's watch-party.
Whether you are a life-long skier or boarder, this is an amazing opportunity to stoke your own personal winter stoke, as well as support a great cause. 100 percent of the proceeds of the tickets to watch this incredible movie and experience an intimate question & answer session with the creator and athletes at JUMP on Wednesday, March 13.