Benefit for Breast Cancer research and awareness at the River Ranch’s Wild Winter Wednesday | SierraSun.com

Benefit for Breast Cancer research and awareness at the River Ranch’s Wild Winter Wednesday

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The River Ranchand#8217;s Wild Winter Wednesday program is teaming up with the Avon Foundation for Breast Cancer Wednesday, Feb. 23 where proceeds from the raffle will go towards Breast Cancer Research and Awareness.

The River Ranch Lodgeand#8217;s Executive Chef Julia Walter and longtime resident Barbara Weedn will participate in the Foundationand#8217;s two-day, 40 mile walk in different cities. Chef Walter will participate in New York City walk Oct. 15-16. Barbaraand#8217;s chosen venue is in Chicago, June 4-5. Participation in the walk costs $1,800 per person: this is where the community can help. Last year was a huge success. Two benefits raised more than $700 each or $1,400 total toward Breast Cancer Research and Awareness.

Tickets will be sold and raffle prizes will include ski lift tickets to Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Homewood, and Northstar, Daveand#8217;s Demos and gift bags, North Tahoe Comedy Tickets, Snowbomb wear and other swag. The grand prize will include a backpack filled with biking gear or a new snowboard the next.

In addition to the raffle, the River Ranch offers half price nachos and calamari and different beer specials each week in the bar, 3:30-6 p.m.

Wild Winter Wednesdays takes place every Wednesday in the winter through the end of March. Disabled Sports USA Far West ski program at Alpine Meadows is the beneficiary of the raffle for all other Wednesdays throughout the season.

The River Ranch has been involved in raising money for local organizations for the past 20 years. Jon L. Weedn launched the first ever Wild Winter Wednesday and created a life-long relationship with Disabled Sports USA Far West, formerly known as Tahoe Adaptive Ski School based out of Alpine Meadows.

and#8220;Community support is the key to making these events a success for local organizations and we have been amazed at the support throughout the years as the program has grown,and#8221; said Jon L. Weedn.

The River Ranch is located at the corner of Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road in between Tahoe City and Squaw Valley and just 10 miles from Truckee. Call 530-583-4264 for more information.