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WME Movie Event to Support 2 Charlotte Locals Training for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
11.26.12 10:48 AM
The Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club is hosting a Warren Miller Entertainment movie on Thursday, December 13 as a fundraiser event for two Charlotte-area adaptive skiers who are training for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games. There will be two showings of Flow State at the EpiCentre Theatres in downtown Charlotte, one at 6:30pm and the other at 9:00pm. The club is presenting the event together with Beech Mountain Resort.
Tickets purchased in advance are only $15 (valued at $50) and include a Beech Mountain lift ticket and $10 Alpine Ski Center gift card. Tickets are on sale now. Visit http://epicentretheaters.com/?movie=flow-state for more information.
The Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club’s Tricia Wall provided Jefferson’s and Bambur’s bios, as shown below:
About Chris Jefferson:
Chris Jefferson joined the US Army on his 18th birthday and served as a paratrooper for 10 years until he was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident while on leave in Charlotte. After struggling through several years of setbacks and personal tragedy, Chris began his monoski career at an adaptive ski clinic at Beech Mountain Resort, a small mountain 120 miles northwest of Charlotte. Soon he discovered ski racing and competed as a member of Charlotte Ski & Snowboard Club’s racing team (then the Charlotte Ski Bees). At the same time he served as an adaptive instructor at Beech Mountain Resort. Chris is currently training in Colorado in hopes of earning a spot on the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Team.
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If you're in the area and want to support this great cause, not to mention kick off the 2012-2013 ski season with an inspirational bang, be sure to mark your calendars. Every attendee will have a chance to win hundreds of dollars worth of raffle prizes and will also be entered to win a Grand Prize package courtesy of Warren Miller Entertainment.
This is WME's 63rd film, featuring heights and places most only ever dream about. If you want a glimpse at the flow state, "where the mountains meet the mind," take a look at the official trailer. The three minute and 9 second clip will be more than enough to have you on the edge of your seat and ready to get out on the snow. It makes you be in the now and begs the question, "what needs to happen in order for this moment to happen." If you use the film as a stimulus this season, there's no question it'll be an unforgettable one.
Hopefully the same goes for Jefferson and Bambur as they train. They're inspirations to us all, and the sport is fortunate to have them. SkiSoutheast is behind you guys - may you never give up on your dreams.
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