First, I want to thank everyone involved in this project. Dave Elkan and the team at Snowmass, we are super excited about the opportunity you are giving us. We hope to put on a great event that showcases the beautiful mountains and activities you guys have up there. Also, the team at Project Sanctuary - Heather, Kara and Geneva - you guys have been great to work with and I look forward to being a small part of your mission to benefit our veterans. I also want to thank our team at MBS - Janelle, Heather, Val and Erika... you guys are always on board for my crazy projects. I couldn't do it without you.

Finally, and what I think is most important, is to tip our hats to the veterans that have served our country and are returning to civilian lives. They are the men and women that put their lives on hold, traveled where the country needed them to travel and have so much to teach us if we only give them the chance. This event is about raising awareness about the challenges veterans face as they return from their service. Additionally, we hope to raise funds that benefit organizations like Project Sanctuary who help our veterans and their families.

As this is the first year of the event, there is so much to be learned. We aim to stick to the "core" of the event this year and ensure we hit the target of providing a great competition while raising money and awareness for Project Sanctuary and the veterans that participate in their programs.

That being said, please get familiar with Project Sanctuary here. They will be onsite at Snowmass and we're hoping that we can bring some of the veterans and their families up to compete and hang out with us. And, check out all the cool things to do with your friends and family at Snowmass... make the best of your trip!

Also, please SIGN UP!!! Registration opens May 16th. There are only 48 team spots available at the moment in Rx and Scaled divisions. We have discounted lodging that can be purchased as well as discounted activities.

We look forward to seeing you on the mountain!

Thank you,

Pat Burke