Monday, December 14, 2009

Free Ski Safety Classes

If you ski in the Cascades, you should consider attending one of the FREE safety classes described below. Just got this email from The David Pettigrew Memorial Foundation - check it out:

I want to let you know about 14 classes the foundation is offering this year. We are able to do this through the support you have given us. Without your support these classes and our foundation could not exist. Please take a look and see if you or anyone you know would like to attend. All information on the classes, a brochure and sign-ups can be found at our website: Please pass it around to your company, friends and family. Here is a posting I put on detailing the events:

Thank you for taking the time to read this. As you may know from my previous posts, we run a non-profit memorial foundation in memory of my brother David Pettigrew who passed away up at Alpental in 2005. We are excited to announce 14 Free safety classes this year, up from 2 last year. They are:

* Proper Beacon, Probe and Shovel Usage

Hosted by John Stimberis at Alpental

(see calendar on our website for all the dates)

* Intermediate Mountain Safety: Avalanche Awareness

At Alpental and Stevens Pass

(see calendar on our website for all the dates)

* Introductory Class: Basic Mountain Safety

At Alpental, Stevens and Mission Ridge

(see calendar on our website for all the dates)

As I say, these are completely FREE to the public (If you want to donate, please feel free, anything is greatly appreciated). Our foundation is supported by donations mainly generated from our golf tournament in August.

All information on the classes, the Foundation, and sign-up can be found at our website:

You can also find a copy of our brochure on the website. If you have any questions, please contact me....

As you can see, we are growing and expanding our offering, so please stay tuned for more advanced classes in the future. We always appreciate your input and support. So please spread the word to anyone you know that might benefit from attending our classes or participating in our foundation.

Special thanks to Kevin Marston, Corey Rubinfeld, Ryan Forbes, Brad Whiting and Rob Gibson for their part in creating, hosting and all around assistance. Without these unbelievable experts, we could not do what we do.

Thank you,
Kevin Pettigrew