Skiing for a good cause.

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innseasonsbriefcaseteam.jpg      The InnSeason Vacation Club was lucky enough to participate in a great cause this past week end at Loon Mountain. We were honored to be the lodging sponsors for the annual TJX Briefcase Race (www.briefcaserace.org). This is an annual event at Loon Mountain which raises funds for the Faulkner Breast Centre. Started 16 years ago by Pollard Brook Resort Manager Joel Bourassa and WCVB’s Mike Lynch the fun event has raised over $850,000 for ongoing staff education, research and patient support at Faulkner.

The group at Faulkner Hospital, led by Tracy Marshall, coordinated the race organization, donations, charity auction and team registration. Coupled with Loon’s expert mountain operations team and 10 inches of fresh snow the event was lots of fun. Aptly named, contestants race through a gentle race course carrying a soft-sided briefcase (as seen in the photo). Teams race in costumes with my favorites being the “Nuns on the Run” and the “Blues Brothers”.  We chose the ever popular company jacket look! But be warned for 2009 we’ll be back and we’ll be bold.

The race is open to the public and I will be reminding Club members of the date. It’s a lot of fun, it’s a good cause. Why wouldn’t you want to do this?

Special thanks to Mike Ryan of R and R Charters, Alice Pearce of SkiNH and Corbin Bourassa for racing with Joel and I.

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