Summit Ski Team celebrates the end of season
Program held awards banquet at Double Tree
The Park Record
Last Sunday evening, athletes and their families filled the Double Tree Yarrow Ball Room for the annual end-of-the-year awards banquet for the Summit Ski Team. Athletes and families started the evening off with a high-energy slide show that included athlete highlights, SST alumni and events throughout the season. The slide show was prepared by Summit Ski Team Intro Coach Laurel Vanthof.
Program Director Matt Brown wrapped the season up by addressing the Summit Ski Team athletes, families, coaches and board members by speaking to the club’s Mission and Accomplishments over the last several years. Brown spoke to the importance on how family contribution helped grow the culture of the program in a family friendly environment with programing that allowed individual growth and athletic development.
Awards were presented to athletes, board members and Community members.
Senior Graduates Awards:
Senior graduates Janell Donegan and Chloe Whalen where both honored with personalized custom blankets and a slide show created by teammate Lexi Laufer showing highlights of their accomplishments growing up on the Summit Ski Team.
Bill McGrath Community Award:
Brian House, owner of Alpenfit gym, received the Bill McGrath Community award. House has been crucial with developing and delivering Summit Ski Team’s strength and conditioning programing for U14 -U21 athletes. The award is in honor of the late Bill McGrath and how much he loved Summit Ski Team and the work he did to make Summit Ski Team an important part of the Park City Community.
Summit Ski Team Service Award:
Dean Heavrin received Summit Ski Team’s Service award for his commitment to serving the club and coaches with transporting athletes, helping carry gates, moving gates, maintaining B-net and anything and everything the coaches needed on a moment’s notice.
Pete Dunmire Volunteer of the Year Award:
Patty and Eddie McLaughlin received the Pete Dunmire Volunteer of the Year Award for years and years of ongoing volunteerism, including organizing Youth Sports Alliance auction items to moving B-net back and forth from the resort to Summit Ski Team’s storage unit.
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