National Brotherhood of Skiers picks Breck |

National Brotherhood of Skiers picks Breck

Summit County, CO Colorado

BRECKENRIDGE ” The National Brotherhood of Skiers ” known as the largest winter sports organization in the United States ” will be having its 2008 annual meeting in Breckenridge, local groups announced Tuesday.

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber and Breckenridge Ski Resort announced the selection of Breckenridge for the group’s annual meeting and Challenge Cup (AMCC) to be held Jan. 12-19.

The AMCC is the NBS biennial convention and fundraiser, which is expected to bring more than 1,000 individuals representing 77 clubs from across the country for this week-long winter sports event. The 2008 AMCC will be the cornerstone of the NBS 35th anniversary celebration.

“We are proud to create a partnership with the NBS as it is a highly sought-after group by ski resort communities around the country,” said Corry Mihm, the director of the Breckenridge Resort Chamber.

The quaint Victorian mountain town of Breckenridge combined with the 2,300 acres of terrain that make-up Breckenridge Ski Resort will be the setting for all of the NBS annual convention events and activities.

“Breckenridge has a history of propelling new sports and teams of athletes into future Olympic competitions,” said Lucy Kay, vice-president of marketing for Breckenridge Ski Resort. “We are very pleased to welcome young NBS athletes into the fold during their annual meeting.”

The primary purpose of the AMCC is to demonstrate African American representation in winter sports and raise money for the NBS Olympic Scholarship Fund, designed to provide financial support for exceptional athletes of color who excel in winter sports. The intent is to propel these young athletes to Olympic and international competition. In addition, funds from this event support the operation of the NBS.

The NBS was founded in 1973 and chartered in 1974 by 13 African American ski clubs. Since that time, the organization has grown to more than 77 clubs with a membership of more than 8,000 adults and youth.

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