Me­mo­rial ski event for Tom

Mt Buller News - - MT BULLERS CIALSCENE -

FIS ac­cred­ited ski rac­ers will line up to com­pete from au­gust 6 to 8 in the an­nual Tom Mathias Me­mo­rial Races.

The races are the first on the 2012 In­ter­na­tional cir­cuit to take place in the south­ern hemi­sphere and have been named in mem­ory of Tom Mathias who trag­i­cally died from melanoma at 23 years of age in 2009.

His friends and sup­port­ers honor his mem­ory and pas­sion for snows­ports this year in the Tom Mathias races and the foun­da­tion cre­ated in his name - i ski for tommy or “isft.”

The isft pro­gram is en­dorsed by the Alfed Hos­pi­tal and aims to ed­u­cate the snow com­mu­nity about the dan­gers of melanoma and raise funds for the Vic­to­rian Melanoma Ser­vice [VMS].

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