BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – April 16, 2010- Breckenridge Ski Resort announced today the annual Matt Wyffels Rail Jam resulted in a $4,500 donation to Kevin Pearce, a champion snowboarder and Olympic hopeful from Norwich, VT, who is currently in recovery from a traumatic brain injury. A sunshine-filled weekend meant a great turnout to the annual Spring Massive event on Saturday, April 10, named after Wyffels, a former competitive snowboarder who was paralyzed eight years ago. Since his paralysis Matt has learned to walk and even snowboard again, despite his doctors' prognosis that he never would. Matt and Breckenridge Ski Resort donated 100% of the registration fees, plus cover and drink specials raised from the after party following the rail jam totaling $4,500.
“I am just happy to be a part of this. I don’t think there is much reason to thank me”, simply put by Wyffels when thanked for his generous contribution and decision to pay it forward toward Kevin’s recovery.
Closing Weekend Festivities
Breckenridge and Spring Massive’s closing weekend is upon us. Come watch as the best of the best put their bodies to the test in the fourteenth annual Imperial Challenge on Saturday, April 17. Competitors will bike to the base of Peak 8, accent to the top of the Imperial Bowl and ski an exhausting run down back to the base. Come support all that are crazy enough to push themselves to the limit once last time this winter.
Finish off the season in style with Breckenridge's FREE end of season blowout concert in town at the Riverwalk Center on Saturday, April 17. What better way to end a great season than with sunshine-filled day on the slopes and action-packed concerts in town featuring The Bravery. While the concert is free, admission will be first come first served basis with the opening band, The Rouge, starting at 4 p.m. Come celebrate the end of another ski season with us!