November 27, 2012
SNOWBIRD, UT – Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort will host its annual Summit Gala on Dec. 28, featuring a celebratory evening of dining, dancing, live and silent auctions and special guest Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind climber in history to summit Mt. Everest and the Seven Summits.
“The Summit Gala is a critical fundraiser for these amazing Little Cottonwood Canyon non-profits,” said Bob Bonar, President of Snowbird. “We appreciate the generosity of the community, and are honored to host this inspiring and entertaining event.”
Proceeds will support Wasatch Adaptive Sports, the Snowbird Sports Education Foundation and the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, as well as a new water clean-up project with the Wasatch Water Legacy Partnership.
Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on May 25, 2001. He also completed the Seven Summits in September 2002. Weihenmayer is also an acrobatic skydiver, long-distance biker, marathon runner, skier, mountaineer, ice climber, and rock climber.
Where: The Cliff Lodge Ballroom and Lobby (Level B)
When: Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. – Reception; 7 p.m. – Dinner
Cost: $125 per person; $1000 for a table of 10
Details: Live Music – Voodoo Orchestra, Silent and Live Auctions, Guest Speaker – Eric Weihenmayer. Register online at https://tickets.snowbird.com/e-commerce/itemList.aspx?node_id=2179482 or by calling 801-933-2112.
Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella Drizzled with Reduced Balsamic
Vinegar and Olive Oil, Sprinkled with Fresh Basil Chiffonade
Grilled Petite Filet Mignon with Red Wine Demi-glace
Grilled Salmon with Fresh Dill Beurre Blanc
Applewood Smoked Bacon Leek Mashed Potatoes
Butternut Squash Puree
Green Beans Amandine
Freshly Baked Rolls
Polka Dot Cheesecake – New York Cheesecake with Dots of Milk Chocolate and a Dark Chocolate Cookie Crumb with a Fresh Pomegranate Coulis
*Vegetarian Meal Available Upon Request
For media information, please contact Snowbird Communications Manager Emily Moench at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 933-2047. ###