15th Annual Red, White & Snow fundraiser brings together chefs, vintners and food enthusiasts to celebrate people of all abilities
PARK CITY, UTAH (Jan. 23, 2019) – 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, will host its highly anticipated 15th annual Red, White & Snowfundraising event presented by NuView Life Sciences and Tigh Shebeen. The 3-day festival, which will raise funds for programming and services for the NAC, starts on Thursday, March 7 and continues through Saturday, March 9 at multiple venues throughout Park City, Utah and surrounding areas. Showcasing a variety of highly lauded events, Red, White & Snow boasts four main affairs and connects attendees with winemakers, vineyard owners and local and nationally renowned chefs.
“Red, White and Snow encourages attendees from the Utah community and across the country to get a first-hand look at our services as well as foster significant connections with the participants that are so heavily impacted by our year-round programming,” says Kevin Stickelman, CEO of the National Ability Center. “As always, our volunteers are integral in the success of this event, in conjunction with the many different vendors and community members that help us to execute such an intricate gathering. This event is not only memorable, but it’s incredibly meaningful for everyone involved and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share our mission of building the adaptive nation in such a unique way.”
Beginning on Thursday, March 7 at the Stein Eriksen Lodge, Uncorkedpresented by Adobe offers attendees the opportunity to taste and judge a number of beloved wines from over 30 vintners. Guests will also enjoy live music and hors d’oeuvres. New this year to the Uncorked agenda is a Fisher Sibling Rivalrytaste. Attendees are invited to join Juelle, Whitney, Robert and Cameron Fisher for a tasting of their eponymous estate grown, vineyard designated wines boasting hidden gems from their smallest production.
Friday, March 8 begins with an ‘80s retro-themed, wine-filled aprés ski party at Wine on the Mountain. Known for its gorgeous views and AAA Five Diamond mountainside retreat, St. Regis Deer Valley will host the event beginning at 12:30 pm with delectable lunch accompanied with new releases and old classics of vintners favorite wines. Friday evening’s Vintner Dinnerspresented by Mogul Financial Group UBS is a favorite among many and welcomes attendees into private homes throughout the Park City area as vintners and chefs curate specialty dishes paired with exquisite wine. The private dining experience continues with National Ability Center participants and volunteers sharing their personal stories about how the organization has impacted their lives.
The black-tie Gala Dinner and Auctionpresented by Yext held on Saturday, March 9 at 5:00 p.m. at the Montage Deer Valley will conclude the popular soiree. Hosted by Scott Wolf, the evening includes sommeliers’ top wine selections and flavorsome cuisines as well as an opportunity for vintners to intermingle with attendees at each table and offer education on the wine options. The After Partyofficially closes the Red, White & Snow events out with lively dancing, craft cocktails and tasty desserts in the Montage Deer Valley.
This year’s honorary partners are as follows:
- 2019 Honorary Chairpersons: Mark & Dianne Prothro
- 2019 Honorary Vintner: Fisher Vineyards
- 2019 Honorary Chef: Chef Chris Gibson, Deer Valley Mountain Resort
- 2019 Featured Artist: Thomas Arvid
All funds donated are used for the continuation of existing offerings and the development of new possibilities and programs for individuals of all abilities and their families at the National Ability Center. The organization currently helps over 7,200 individuals annually.
About the National Ability Center
The National Ability Centerprovides 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 chapter of Disabled Sports USA and is one of only 12 Gold U.S. Paralympic Sports Clubs. For more information, visit www.discovernac.org.