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UW Nordic Ski Club Fundraising Races This Weekend


February 17, 2009 — A public race fundraiser is planned this weekend for the University of Wyoming Nordic Ski Club.

The Cowboy Chase Nordic Pursuit Race is Saturday, Feb. 21, and Sunday, Feb. 22, at Tie City near Happy Jack Road, with registration taking place in the parking lot area. A 10km freestyle race is planned for Saturday and a 10km/5km classic pursuit race is scheduled for Sunday.

Race day registration is $20 per race or $30 for the weekend. Cost for children is $5 for one day and $10 for both races. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and close an hour later for the first day. Registration for Sunday's race is from 8-9 a.m.

A benefit dinner is planned Saturday night, with all proceeds from the weekend events used to assist the UW Nordic Ski team to attend the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Nationals next month at Devil's Thumb Ranch near Fraser, Colo.

The fundraising gourmet pasta dinner and drawings for prizes is at 6:30 p.m. at Laramie High School. Cost is $7 per person, which includes the meal and a chance to win prizes. Among prizes offered are a three-day lift ticket to Jackson Hole, Devil's Thumb Ranch season passes, Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo tickets, six months of free bread from Home Bakery and more. Additional prize drawing tickets are available for $1 each or six for $5.

For more information contact UW Nordic Ski Club coaches Christi Boggs or Rachel Watson at (307)760-7150 or e-mail uwski@yahoo.com. For more information, visit the club's team Web page at www.uwyo.edu/ski/cowboychase.htm.

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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