Far West Nordic: Food, wine, friends and fun at auction and raffle in Truckee to support Junior Nordic skiers | SierraSun.com

Far West Nordic: Food, wine, friends and fun at auction and raffle in Truckee to support Junior Nordic skiers

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TRUCKEE and#8212; Far West Nordic will host its annual auction and raffle fundraiser party Saturday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

The Far West Nordic auction serves as the kick-off party to the ski season, complete with food, wine, friends, a phenomenal array of both auction and raffle prizes and a dedication to a great cause.

The 25th annual event will feature a deluxe taco bar, Coppola and Truckee River Winery wines, both a live and silent auction and numerous raffle drawings.

This yearand#8217;s prizes, courtesy of a number of generous donors, include: Resort packages in destinations from Hawaii to Bodega Bay to Big Sky, Montana; ski area lift tickets and season passes; biathlon and classic ski lessons with Far West Nordicand#8217;s own former Olympian Glenn Jobe; race suits; bike jerseys; ski poles and ski packs; restaurant certificates and more.

The grand raffle prize is a and#8220;Dream ski package,and#8221; featuring Salomon boots and bindings, Fischer skis and Swix poles, all top of the line models.

Winners need not be present to claim their prize. Additionally, this year Far West will debut an eBay auction for those who are unable to attend the event.

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The Far West Nordic auction and raffle party is the organizationand#8217;s largest fundraiser for its junior Nordic programs, which brought home 13 top-25 individual results and three top-10 relay results at last yearand#8217;s Junior Olympics in Maine. They look to better those results this season in Minneapolis, and are training more than 400 hours during the year to accomplish that goal.

Admission is $25 for guests age 12 and up (includes one raffle ticket), and $5 for guests under 12 years old. Tickets are available at the door, on the Far West website, or from Far West junior racers. Additional raffle tickets are available at the door for $5 each.

To see a complete list of prizes, to purchase tickets and for more information, please visit http://www.farwestnordic.org/auction.

Donand#8217;t miss out on this once-yearly opportunity to welcome the ski season with good friends, win fantastic prizes, enjoy delicious food and wine, and help support your local junior ski racers.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com