Virtual and in-person events comprise popular fundraiser to support adaptive recreation non-profit featuring local and national vintners and chefs
PARK CITY, UTAH (Jan. 26, 2021) – 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 Vail EpicPromise and NuView Life Sciences. Comprising both virtual and in-person events, the wine festival will begin on Thursday, March 4, and run through Saturday, March 6, culminating in the virtual Gala Auction. Red, White & Snow will consist of three unique events including a new Virtual Wine Tasting and the beloved Vintner Dinners.
“Each year, we are touched by the support of our community, sponsors, and donors, and this event is evidence of our supporters’ generosity and commitment to our mission,” said Meeche White, co-founder of the National Ability Center. “Given current circumstances this year, the support of our community means exceptionally more and we are truly grateful. While it was necessary to revise our traditional event lineup, it was imperative for us to maintain the event’s meaning and purpose. As a cherished celebration among participants, staff, and supporters, Red, White & Snow’s significance continues to exemplify the impact of our programming on the Park City community and the adaptive nation at large.”
On Thursday, March 4, the event series kicks off with its new Virtual Wine Tasting event. Every wine connoisseur’s dream come true, this event brings the vineyard tour experience into each attendee’s living room. Pairing guests with three separate wineries, vintners will walk patrons through their wine offerings and answer any questions during a joint Q&A session filled with winemakers and vineyard owners. Guests are encouraged to register for this event in advance as tickets are limited.
The weekend continues on Friday, March 5, with the intimate, food-driven Vintner Dinners, where local chefs will prepare delectable dinners in some of Park City’s finest private homes. Guests also have the option to attend virtually and will be joined by the winemakers and vineyard owners of some of the nation’s top wineries from Sonoma and Napa, California and Oregon.
Finally, on Saturday, March 6, the Red, White, & Snow annual Gala Auction goes virtual. The silent and live auctions will be conducted via a mobile platform, allowing guests to bid on a wide selection of valuable auction packages and exciting prizes over the entire course of the weekend-long event with all proceeds benefiting the NAC’s adaptive recreational programming. Before the bidding begins, guests will be treated to a presentation from NAC co-founder Meeche White, as well as the 2021 honorary team. Following the auction, the lively festivities will close with a personal story from an NAC participant whose life was directly impacted by the generosity of the NAC community. Guests are encouraged to visit redwhiteandsnow.org for all information regarding how to donate items for the auction, volunteer information, the full event schedule and more.
This year’s honorary team members are:
- 2021 Master of Ceremonies: Claire Wiley
- 2021 Honorary Chef: Matthew Safranek, The Spur Bar & Grill
- 2021 Honorary Hosts, Hans & Sally Fuegi
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.
Due to current COVID-19 policies, all in-person events will require masks and social distancing and regional and state mandates will be enforced. For information on Red, White & Snow or to purchase a ticket, visit redwhiteandsnow.org. To learn more about the National Ability Center’s programs or to become a volunteer, visit discovernac.org.
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. With Vail’s EpicPromise as the National Ability Center’s largest annual community partner, NAC is globally recognized as a leader in adaptive sports. For more information, visit www.discovernac.org.