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Squaw Mountain Run proceeds donated to Truckee cancer center

Staff report

Megan Seifert (Auburn Ski Club race director) hands over the donation to Martha Simon and Scott Baker of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.

This past summer, the 36th annual Squaw Mountain Run saw 350 participants in the race that begins at the base of Squaw and ends at High Camp.

The ASC Training Center, a nonprofit based on Donner Summit, is the event organizer and puts on the Squaw Mountain run as a fundraiser for its cross-country ski and biathlon programs and to help fight cancer in the Tahoe/Truckee community.

The event gives 20% of the funds it raises to the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.

This year, the very successful event donated $1,700 in event proceeds. Auburn Ski Club took over organizing the SMR ten years ago and since has donated over $25,000 to the Cancer Center.

The event would not be possible without the generous support that Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has provided year after year. Other sponsors this year include Salomon, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Truckee Chamber, Darn Tough, Ultimate Direction and Hammer Nutrition.

Visit http://www.auburnskiclub.org to learn more about the ASC Training Center; visit tfhd.com to learn more about the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.