The Loon Race Team is committed to creating a learning environment in which athletes can explore their true potential. LRT is a skiing community, in which the membership is committed to the process of developing athletes' self-understanding through the process of performing on the field of play, while participating within the team framework. Plainly said - we like to go fast, have fun and be nice!
The LRT banquet will be held on Saturday, March 22nd at the Beacon. More info to come......
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LRT Carving for a Cure
The Loon Race Team (LRT) has decided to organize its first annual ski-a-thon named Carving for a Cure to raise a charitable gift towards two organizations affiliated with the treatment and cure for Cancer. The two organizations are the Boston Children’s Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. The purpose of this event is multifold. First, it is to give to Cancer that has touched our LRT community in many ways. Second, it is an opportunity for our children who are so very lucky in many ways to give to something back and pay something forward. Third, it is to do something as a TEAM beyond training, racing and looking at the timing clock.
The first annual Carving for a Cure will be on Saturday March 15h. The schedule is as follows:
7:30 am registration
8:00 am free ski with coaches
8:45 am team organization at the Comp Center
9:00 am Ski-a-Thon start
10:30 – 10:45am MANDATORY team break at your location of choice
12:30pm finish followed by Pizza Party organized by Tracy Richmond and Kate Alexander. There will be raffle prizes as well with the huge help of Tracy Roberge and Beth Hoffman.
How? What is expected?
We expect ALL LRT racers to participate. Please inform your coach of there is a conflict. There will be multiple teams of 8-10 racers across all age groups with random selection. There will be coaches and volunteer parents in each group as well. Matt Murray and Dan Bouvier will help all teams get organized that morning. Goal will be to carve as many trails across mountain as possible in the given time with the two key priorities being safety and not causing attention across the mountain. Each team will have a trail check off list compliments of Ian Wyllie.
There will be a $20 registration fee to cover expenses payable at registration either check or cash. Each racer will receive an event t-shirt and bandana. We encourage all racers to raise a minimum of $100 from family and friends. Please see fundraising sheets on the website and at the Comp Center to fill out. In the meantime, please start fundraising. As for fundraising, we want to raise a great amount but please think on this one as one does for a 4th grade science project…the child is fundraising…like he or she is doing the project…the parents are not fundraising…
We please need all funds passed in to Sara Leggat by March 22nd via check to LRT. She will be collecting on the 15th and then at the end of year banquet on the 22nd. We will then make checks to the two organizations.
We will be raising funds to give evenly to two organizations – Boston Children’s Hospital in Samantha (Sammi) Burns’ name and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Werner Zwahlen’s name.
As most of you know, Sammi is a rocking U10 LRT racer. She was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a form of blood cancer, in August of 2011. She then met an even tougher challenge in December of 2011 when she contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a rare and often fatal condition commonly known as flesh-eating disease or flesh-eating bacteria syndrome. Through incredible strength and determination, and the life-saving work of the doctors at Children's Hospital, Samantha not only survived against all odds but is now in remission, done with chemotherapy, and back to her daily life. Her care was at Boston Children’s Hospital and the LRT community could not be more grateful for the care it gave her to get her back to our Team.
Werner Zwhalen was a former Alpine Director of LRT who suffered from esophageal cancer and past away in 2004. He received his care at Norris Cotton Cancer Center at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. When Werner died, his body was donated for esophageal cancer research. His dedication to young racers and in particular the LRT racers while he battled cancer was a testament in courage, tenacity and faith, his wife explains. During the winter of 2003 and the last months of his life, no one knew as he showed up on the mountain every day, that under his ski clothes, he weighed a scant 100 pounds, also with scant residue of muscle. He felt it a privileged and honor to give what he had to young racers. The night before he died, Julie, one of his racers called the hospital to encourage him. Werner turned the conversation and attention to talk with her about her summer training and encourage her to carry on.
For all racers fundraising for LRT's first ski-a-thon, please have donors make out evenly split checks and payable to:
1. Norris Cotton Cancer Center
2. Boston Childrens Hospital
WE CAN NOT MAKE DONATIONS TO LRT FOR ACCOUNTING REASONS. THANK YOU!
LRT athletes competing at the MIAA State Ski Championships
Here's a look at the U12's from their past two races.
Two release forms with original signatures will be required for each athlete. Please print and bring with you Saturday 12/7/13.
Athlete's will not be allowed to train without 2 forms executed.