National Brotherhood Picks Breck For 2008 Annual Meeting
SAM Magazine - Breckenridge, Co., - The National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS), one of the largest winter sports organizations in the United States, will hold the group's 2008 Annual Meeting and Challenge Cup (AMCC) at Colorado's Breckenridge from January 12-19.
The AMCC is the NBS biennial convention and fundraiser, which is expected to bring more than 2,000 African American skiers 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 with the theme, "Proud Past and Promising Future."
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.
"It is a privilege to welcome the NBS into our community and we are excited to share with them the friendliness and experiences Breckenridge is famous for," said Corry Mihm, the director of the Breckenridge Resort Chamber. "The Breckenridge Resort Chamber and the Town of Breckenridge are thrilled to greet the NBS with a welcome party and ceremony full of outdoor entertainment and 160 complimentary NBS beginner lift tickets and lessons."
The NBS was founded in 1973 and chartered in 1974 by 13 African American ski clubs. Since that time, the organization has grown to over 77 clubs with a membership of more than 8,000 adults and youth