Selwyn Snowfields celebrated its fifth annual KP challenge on Sunday. It’s an event held each year to help raise money for the Tumbarumba branch of Can Assist.
Can Assist is a community based charity dedicated to supporting country New South Wales people and their families affected by cancer. Selwyn Snowfields raised a total of $7,400 on the day to go towards this worthy cause.
Employees and guests are encouraged to wear pink to help show their support, with five dollars from every lift pass sold on the day going straight to Can Assist.
The day was filled with fun events including snow boot throwing (where competitors throw the pink snow boot into the hoop for a chance to win one of three $50 Rhythm Snow Sports vouchers) and there were plenty of raffles and competitions to participate in as well.
The highlight of the day was the Pink Slipper Slalom: a challenging obstacle course where contestants had to do things like climb over a huge mountain of snow, throw a basketball into a hoop and finish off by racing across the finish line on a toboggan.
There were eight official contestants who were paired up to race and then given an official time once they completed the course. Anyone that could predict who would get the fastest or slowest times (or both) went into a draw to win a pair of Faction skis or a Kicker snowboard.
Although it was close, Selwyn’s maintenance man Shane Moynagh (aka “The Weet-Bix Kid”) took out first place with a time of 43.35 seconds, with head of ski hire Matthew Dowe (also known as “The Witch”) winning the wooden spoon, coming in at one minute and 26.3 seconds.
Our competition winner who picked The Weet-Bix Kid as the fastest time took home a pair of Faction skis out of the draw. The losers draw won a Kicker snowboard.
Selwyn Snowfields thanked who supported the KP Challenge and the businesses who donated prizes.