A Little Time for Hank | Community Spirit
Registration is now open for the fourth-annual “24 Hours of Schweitzer,” the all-day, all-night fundraiser held in honor of five-year-old Hank Sturgis of Sandpoint, who has the rare, fatal disease Cystinosis that affects only 500 people nationwide.
Participants, volunteers and sponsors are needed for the March 30-31 round-the-clock ski relay, which is one of only three events like it in the country.
As a tie-in to Hank’s love of super heroes, this year’s theme is “Hank’s Heroes: Mission Possible,” which recognizes participants for their efforts and the progress being made in the quest for a cure. “This event would not be possible without the remarkable dedication and ongoing contributions of our many friends and supporters, who are real heroes to Hank and our family,” said Sturgis.
“24 Hours of Schweitzer” is a team relay for skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders that begins at 8:30am on Friday, March 30 and runs continuously through 8:30am on Saturday, March 31. Participants raise pledges and see how many runs they can ski or ride in 24 hours.
Skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities from around the region are welcome as solo racers, three member teams and four member teams. Vying for prizes, bragging rights and most importantly, fundraising for Cystinosis research and Hank’s future. Following the event is an auction and awards party that is open to the public. To register or volunteer go to http://www.24hoursofschweitzer.com.