Operation Smile Celebrity Ski Challenge
on April 4, 2012
This weekend, Canyons Resort hosted an incredible event.
An amazing group of professional skiers, Olympic athletes, celebrities, and adorable junior skiers got together to raise awareness and funds for Operation Smile.
Thanks to Park City Television here is an inside look:
My fingers are crossed that this becomes a growing annual event for a great cause. It was so fun to see and be a small part of, and everyone had a wonderful time.
I have to tell you I love celebrities coming out to ski and see our awesome mountains. It was rad to watch Tony Hawk, Kate Walsh, Billy Bush, Scott Wolf, Cory Monteith and others enjoy the warm sunny Saturday on the race course. Even more thrilling was seeing snow come down on Sunday and see updates from Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Harry Shum Jr. taking to the slopes for lessons!
Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is an international children’s medical charity with a presence in more than 60 countries, whose network of more than 5,000 medical volunteers from over 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 2 million healthcare evaluations and conducted over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities, as well as patients suffering from burns. To build long-term self-sufficiency in developing countries, Operation Smile donates medical equipment, provides year-round medical treatment through Comprehensive Care Centers, and trains local medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their own local communities.