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Pats Peak Hosts 4th Annual YouthFest

By March 3, 2013

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Pats Peak in New Hampshire is hosting the fourth annual YouthFest, March 8 - 10. Youth Fest 2013 is a Boston Ski Party sponsored effort to support the training of next generation Olympic champions.

The event brings together more than 60 youths from the Boston area and other East Coast affiliated National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS) clubs, ages 6 - 18, for three days of competitive race training and skills building, conducted by experienced Pats Peak coaches. Youths will be traveling from Washington DC, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania to participate in this exciting weekend.

In addition to coaching by Pats Peak race coaches, participants will also receive coaching advice from four US Ski Team athletes through collaboration with the T2 Foundation, which provides support to potential world-class athletes.  The US Ski Team athletes scheduled to attend are Julia Ford, Ryan Dyer, Bryan Zemba and K.C. Oakley. These athletes will spend some time conducting race drills, giving helpful pointers and racing these young athletes ranging in ages from 7 to 17.

The Boston Ski Party, a member organization of the National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS), are in their sixth year of a partnership with Pats Peak to introduce young athletes of color to the sport of skiing and to develop future ski racers and Olympic hopefuls. That partnership continues to be strong and has introduced a new generation of skiers and snowboarders (100+) to the slopes and dreams of Olympic Gold.

"We know that creating the first African American Olympic medalist will take a lot of effort," says Richard Ward from the Boston Ski Party.  "Through our club, other NBS national affiliates and the many partnerships we have formed, we are beginning to move closer to that dream."

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