On Dec. 21, Richard Hypio and Anita Evans, member volunteers for the Grand Mesa Nordic Council's "Ski for Kids" program, brought up cross-country skis, boots and poles for 21 children and eight adults (all members of the St. Philip's Catholic Community in Cedaredge) for a day of cross-country skiing on the Grand Mesa, all for only $1 per person.
Parish coordinator Marilyn Stump said the group car-pooled to the Skyway Nordic Ski Trailhead where the group received free basic cross-country ski instruction from Evans and Hypio.
Stumpf said, "Most of these children had never been cross-country skiing, so it really was a great opportunity for them. Several of the adults never did this before either, and it was fun. I for one plan to do it again. Father Canice even tried this."
Stumpf noted that they even had the opportunity to use the new GMNC warming hut.
According to the GMNC website, at only $1 per rental, the Skis for Kids program "makes cross-country skiing affordable and available to all youth in our community by providing ski equipment for kids."
Stumpf said that after a full day of skiing, the group returned to the church and enjoyed hot chocolate.
For more information on the Skis for Kids Program, call Anita Evans or Richard Hypio at 872-1168.blog comments powered by Disqus