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2015-04-22 Print

Olympic Skier Hank Kashiwa speaks in Cody


On Saturday May 2, 2015, 1972 Olympic Alpine skier Hank Kashiwa speaks on the important role skiing plays for children and local communities at Sleeping Giant’s annual benefit dinner to be held at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. A cocktail reception at 6:00 PM (MT) kicks off the evening, followed by the dinner. Retired U.S. Senator Al Simpson (R-WY) and his wife Ann Simpson are hosting the evening’s events.

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On Saturday May 2, 2015, 1972 Olympic Alpine skier Hank Kashiwa speaks on the important role skiing plays for children and local communities at Sleeping Giant’s annual benefit dinner to be held at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. A cocktail reception at 6:00 PM (MT) kicks off the evening, followed by the dinner. Retired U.S. Senator Al Simpson (R-WY) and his wife Ann Simpson are hosting the evening’s events.

Mr. Kashiwa learned to ski on McCauley Mountain in his hometown of Old Forge, New York. His college skiing career was with the University of Colorado Alpine Team, and then the U.S. Army ski team for two years. A member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1967-72, he was the U.S. National Alpine champion in 1969. Mr. Kashiwa excelled on the World Cup circuit from 1968-71 with six top 10 finishes. He finished up his amateur career with the U.S. Alpine Team at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. Mr. Kashiwa then starred on the pro circuit from 1972-81, winning the World Pro Title in 1975.

Sleeping Giant Recreational Area is an arm of the Yellowstone Recreations Foundation, a non-profit entity headquartered in Cody, Wyoming. Their mission is to provide affordable family fun through recreation opportunities that enhance the quality of life and promote economic sustainability. USA TODAY acknowledged Sleeping Giant as the most affordable ski area in the state in an article published on November 28, 2013. Roger McCarthy, a renowned ski-industry professional, commented on Sleeping Giant’s diversity of terrain during his recent visit: he predicted that the Recreational Area would serve as the training ground for the next Olympian. Recreation Programs include: Physical Education Youth Program, Ski Patrol Program, Snow Sports School, and the very successful Snow Sport Scholarship Program that provides daily passes and rental equipment at a reduced or at no cost to individuals and families in financial need.

The benefit dinner marks the end of a successful 2014-2015 season. Seats to the benefit dinner are already sold out, but donations are accepted through Yellowstone Recreations Foundation’s website at http://yellowstonerecfoundation.org/YRF_DONTATE.html.

A one-hour press conference with Kashiwa is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. MST on Saturday May 2, 2015 and interested reporters should call (307) 578-6312 and reserve their attendance by April 30 at 12:00 p.m. MST. Reporters can also RSVP to cover Kashiwa’s speech.

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Contact Info
Amy Woods
PO Box 400
Cody, WY 82414

Phone: 3075786312

Website: http://yellowstonerecfoundation.org/