First ‘Freestyling For Funds’ at Mt Ruapehu a huge success
Mt Ruapehu held its first ever Freestyling for Funds on Saturday 14th of October at Turoa, with all money raised being donated to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. The day was a huge success with 40 women (and a couple of brave boys) baring their bikinis for a very good cause. The day’s events started with a Bikini Downhill which was followed by a Bra BQ and a fun Box and Slopestyle Jam in the Terrain Park. Mt Ruapehu Marketing Coordinator, Nadia Ferguson, was thrilled by the turnout “I am extremely encouraged by the large number of women who got involved in the event, without a doubt Freestying for Funds has huge potential to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer in New Zealand”. Brainchild of respected Snowboard Coach, Fiona Duncan, Freestyling for Funds was first held at Wanaka’s SnowPark in 2005. Fiona explains “Snow sports are terribly popular and running an event like Freestyling for Funds is a brilliant way to get the message out to the young ones. The day has a focus on fun which perks up interest and helps raise awareness for a serious cause. We have been blown away by the amount of support the event has received. Having some of NZ’s top female snow sports athletes, including Juliane Bray, take time out of their busy schedules to attend as guest judges is just brilliant. I’m thrilled that Mt Ruapehu has come onboard in 2006 to make this a nationwide event.”
Freestyling for Funds is run in conjunction with the SnowGirls Program at SnowPark and the Rip Curl K2 Sista Sessions at Mt Ruapehu which both support women’s progression into freestyle. With the support of Sponsors Rip Curl, K2 Snowboards, R&R Sports, Cadbury, SnowPark NZ and Mt Ruapehu – Freestyling for Funds raised over $3000 for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.
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