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Buddies inspired by World Cup

Dear Editor:

On Saturday, Nov. 28, Aspen Skiing Co. generously invited our Big and Little Buddies to the Winternational Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Ski Race. After watching the highly competitive and exciting race, our Buddies were offered an exclusive backstage pass to tour the World Cup headquarters and the wax room where all of the race teams prepare the skis with unique wax formulas. In addition, our Buddies were the first through the autograph line to actually meet these inspiring and rising stars of the U.S. Ski Team!

The Little Buddies’ faces lit up with admiration knowing that these ladies are on the road to the 2010 Winter Olympics after learning about all of the hard work they put into their training. Our entire Buddy Program staff would like to extend a special thank you to Jenny Marshall, Skico and the World Cup volunteers for offering our Buddy Pairs this inspiring and memorable experience!

Rebecca Smalley

Buddy activities coordinator, The Buddy Program