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Mines fraternity hosts Ski-a-Thon

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In 2003, an alumnus of Colorado School of Mines Beta Phi chapter of Beta Theta Pi, was severely injured after running into a tree while skiing. His injuries included massive blood loss, broken vertebrae, ruptured organs, and other brutal injuries resulting in coma. He survived only because his head suffered minor injuries thanks to the helmet he was wearing.The Beta Phi chapter has spent the last few years promoting awareness of this and other stories in hopes that people will be more conscious about protecting themselves by wearing a helmet. This is the ninth year for the annual fraternity- sponsored Ski-A-Thon to raise community awareness of safety on the slopes and raise money to provide free use of a helmet to anyone renting a ski or snowboard package from Christy Sports. All funds raised will go to St. Anthony Hospitals Intermountain Neurosurgery Helmet Donor program that partners with Christy Sports to provide the helmets.This year’s event is being held at Arapahoe Basin on Sunday. The $40 fee includes a lift ticket, lunch, an event T-shirt and a raffle ticket for great prizes. For those that already have a lift ticket, the cost is only $10. Come on out to have a great day of skiing and boarding, and help increase safety awareness on the slopes.To join in the fun or make a donation to this cause, contact Adam Noelck, Ski-A-Thon chairman, at (303) 885-9490 or skiathon@betaphi.org.


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