Another year and another group of avid ski, snowboard, and Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) enthusiasts kicked off the winter season at the sold-out CHaD Warren Miller Film Screening. Nearly 1,000 people attended the fundraiser, held for a 23rd straight year at The Palace Theatre in Manchester to raise money for CHaD.
This year’s film—Timeless—was the 70th produced by the late Warren Miller. It took viewers on breathtaking adventures around the world from the Rockies to the Alps.
Attendees were once again treated to what makes CHaD’s showing of the Warren Miller film truly unique. First, event-goers began their day in the festively decorated Spotlight Room, receiving their goodie bags stuffed with tons of items, including tickets to some great mountains—Waterville Valley, Pat’s Peak, Burke, Gunstock, McIntyre, Monarch, Sugarbush and Killington.
After meeting some of the reps from the mountains and then bidding on some outstanding silent auction items, guests headed next door into the theater for the main attraction.
The pre-show atmosphere was charged up with emcee and event committee leader Mike Martin energizing the crowd with CHaD ambassador, two-time cancer survivor, and future pro wrestler Avery Forestall. Together, they encouraged the audience to put their Hearts in Action by finding new ways to support CHaD with family and friends.
A sold-out, raucous crowd is just one element to the fundraising for this show. Sponsors play a huge role in financially supporting the event but also driving awareness and attracting attendees each year. Once again, Ken Jones Ski Mart stepped up as the presenting sponsor while also working with their vendors to bring huge auction items into the Spotlight Room. CHaD is so grateful for the enthusiasm they provide for CHaD.
The mountains that provide tickets for the attendees display an unwavering support of CHaD, in particular McIntyre Ski Area which once again crafted and donated a ski lift chair for this year’s raffle. Additional thanks are due to AutoFair for sending one fan home with a new roof ski rack and to the donors who provided more than 70 silent auction items including apparel, restaurant passes, sports and event tickets, skis, lift tickets, and much more.
Lastly, thanks to the organizing committee, led by Martin, who has been involved in the event for all 23 years, as well as the numerous volunteers that made this spectacular event a great success!