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Olympic Gold Medalist Picabo Street is hosting the 4th Annual Picabo's Ski Challenge to raise awareness and support for victims of child abuse. The event takes place at Park City Mountain Resort on Sunday, January 20, 2008 and all proceeds support National Children's Alliance and Children's Advocacy Centers nationwide. Held during the opening weekend of the Sundance Film Festival, corporations and individuals will sponsor race teams from across the country who compete to raise money and awareness for abused children. Each race team is captained by a celebrity, sports figure or dignitary. Celebrities confirmed to date include: Picabo Street (Olympic Gold Medalist and Host), Bill Rancic ("The Apprentice" Winner and Co-host), Billy Bush (Access Hollywood Correspondent), Giuliani DePandi (E! News Correspondent), Kate Walsh (Grey's Anatomy) and Nickolai Stoilov (Actor). Corporations supporting the Picabo Ski Challenge include: Park City Mountain Resort, KSL-5 (NBC), Idearc Media (publisher of Verizon Yellow Pages and superpages.com), Quaker Oats, Tropicana, Nike, Intermountain Healthcare, Sara Lee, Tecnica, Korbel California Champagnes, America First Credit Union, R & O Construction and Bogner.
The ski race will be held at Park City Mountain Resort's Eagle Race Arena located at the base of the U.S. Ski Lift. Full mountain access lift tickets will be provided to all participants. The luncheon and après ski party will be held in a private hospitality tent located at the base of the racecourse. The race will be based on teams of four. Handicaps will be provided based on skill. Snowboarders are welcome. The schedule is as follows:
7:00 am: "First Tracks" Skiing
10:30 am: Race Begins
1:30 pm: Tented Luncheon and Après Ski Party
3:00 pm Awards Ceremony and Closing