Popular fundraising event featuring local and national vintners and chefs adds a kickoff concert to the jam-packed event lineup
PARK CITY, UTAH (Jan. 21, 2020) – The National Ability Center, a leading non-profit organization that provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families with differing abilities, announced the return of its annual Red, White & Snow fundraising event presented by NuView Life Sciences and Tigh Shebeen. This year, the exciting fundraising festivities will begin on Wednesday, March 4 and culminate on Saturday, March 7 with the Gala Dinner and Auction with an exciting performance by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Gavin DeGraw. Held at multiple venues throughout Park City, Utah and surrounding areas, the yearly culinary, wine and ski festival raises funds for the NAC’s adaptive programming and amplifies the mission of providing recreation for people of all abilities. Red, White & Snow will feature five unique events, beginning with an all new kickoff concert headlined by musician Donavon Frankenreiter.
“Every year the Park City community and supporters of the National Ability Center return to this lively event that focuses on the comprehensive programming we offer year-round and our impressive roster of athletes and participants,” says Kevin Stickelman, CEO of the National Ability Center. “This year we are providing even more opportunities to support the NAC with the addition of the kickoff concert. By increasing the amount of events, we are continuing to advance the excitement surrounding Red, White & Snow and reach more people to share the power of adaptive sport.”
The Kick Off Concert presented by Vivint Smarthome will be held on Wednesday, March 4 with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. and the show beginning at 8:00 p.m. at O.P. Rockwell on Main Street in Park City. With an affordable ticket price, this inaugural event invites a broader audience into the exciting Red, White & Snow lineup. There will also be two other ticket options for the first day of events, including a VIP Winemaker Reception featuring six Napa and Sonoma County vintners.
On Thursday, March 5, Uncorked, presented by Domo, returns to Stein Eriksen Lodge, and showcases wine tastings from over 30 vintners. Attendees have the opportunity to taste and learn about the wide range of wine samples, while enjoying live music and hors d’oeuvres.
The spirited, retro-themed Wine on the Mountain will take place on Friday, March 6. The aprés ski party begins at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Regis Deer Valley, renowned for its magnificent views and AAA Five Diamond status, and stars a flavorful lunch accompanied with new releases and old classics of vintners favorite wines. The unmatched Vintner Dinners presented by UBS Mogul Financial Group are hosted on Friday evening throughout Park City in private homes and restaurants. A select group of the nation’s top vintners and chefs curate specialty dishes and elite wine pairings. As attendees embrace the culinary affair, participants and volunteers recount their experiences and share the NAC’s impact on their lives.
For the festival finale, American recording artist Gavin DeGraw joins the black-tie Gala Dinner and Auction presented by Yext, on Saturday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. at the Montage Deer Valley. Hosted by actor and Park City resident, Scott Wolf, vintners present some of their top wine selections at the soiree and educate guests on the diverse wine options. Closing out Red, White & Snow is DJ Dolph spinning at the After Party filled with dancing, craft cocktails and masterful dessert delicacies in the Montage Deer Valley.
This year’s honorary partners are as follows:
- 2020 Honorary Chairpersons: Lee & Shelley Marshall
- 2020 Honorary Vintner: Macauley Vineyards
- 2020 Honorary Chef: Chef John Murcko, Firewood
As a signature event, the funds raised at Red, White & Snow will continue to support the National Ability Center in the execution and development of programs for the thousands of individuals of all abilities and their families that they assist annually.
About the National Ability Center
The National Ability Center provides world-class adaptive recreation and Splore outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, physical, cognitive and developmental, including competitive athletes, youth, veterans and more. Rooted in Park City, UT for over 30 years, with additional facilities in Salt Lake City and Moab, the National Ability Center empowers participants by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through inclusive programming and activities such as alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, cycling, swimming, rafting, archery, among others. The National Ability Center is globally recognized as a leader in adaptive sports and is one of only 12 Gold U.S. Paralympic Sports Clubs. For more information, visit www.discovernac.org.