Tahoe Donner Downhill to honor snowboarder with Coogan Kelly Day | SierraSun.com

Tahoe Donner Downhill to honor snowboarder with Coogan Kelly Day

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Coogan Kelly was a local snowboarder who spent a fair amount of time riding at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area with friends and family. Kelly passed away in 2007, but his friends and family will never forget him. On Sunday, March 27, Tahoe Donner will formally honor him with Coogan Kelly Day at the ski area.

“Coogan was just a great guy, and had a passion for the sport that was infectious,” said Alex Savitsky, who works at the ski area as a mountain operations manager. “We’re putting together a day full of things he would have enjoyed.”

A barbecue will be held on the deck, and a freestyle exhibition will take place at noon in the Candyland Terrain Park. Raffle tickets for prizes will be sold in the base lodge starting at 10:30 a.m., with proceeds benefiting the Coogan Kelly Foundation. The organization raises money for the Coogan Kelly Scholarship awarded each year to aspiring, young snowboarders to help advance their careers. Announcement of the raffle prizes will be made in the lodge at 3:15 p.m.

“It’s all about getting together to celebrate his life,” said Savitsky. “We hope everyone can join us for some fun and contribute to a great cause.”

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