First ‘Freestylin­g For Funds’ at Mt Ruapehu a huge suc­cess

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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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