5th Annual Taylor Janssen Race – February 29th @ Alpine Valley

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Please join us Saturday, February 29th for a benefit race in honor of Taylor Janssen. All proceeds will go to The Janssenstrong Discretionary Trust to help pay expenses like daily caregivers, which is not covered by insurance, insurance deductibles which he maxes out every year (no surprise there), and also helps with buying devices that help him eat, hold pens, toothbrushes, and a ton of other things that help him in daily life which insurance doesn’t cover.

Here is the google link to preregister: https://forms.gle/MivXWQnQcT3UGiXp7. All ages, abilities, adaptive, skiers, snowboarders…everyone!

Pay and pick up your bib on race day! See attached flyer for details. Race arena will on chair 8/Everest. Bloody Mary bar in the morning and full bar all day with food in the cafeteria. We are also looking for donations for add to the swag raffle… if you/your business is so inclined to donate it would be thoroughly appreciated. Follow the Facebook event for updates https://www.facebook.com/events/478420639525399/

For those that are unaware Taylor Janssen and family are phenomenal ski racers, winning state titles, and huge supporters of ski racing! Almost 5 years ago Taylor Janssen dove to get a volleyball off his pontoon boat on Lake Sherwood into shallow water and broke his neck at the C5 vertebrae. He was paralyzed and the long term outcome was unknown.

Flash forward to today and Taylor is doing great, exceeding expectations and excelling in spite of his injury. Taylor certainly has the will and drive to embrace his new way of living…going to law school, graduating with high honors from U of M, living on his own, driving a car! Is that not just amazing! Such a fighter and inspiration!

Taylor didn’t ask for a race in his honor, he didn’t ask if we would reach out to the ski racing community for support…we just did it…a fellow racer is in need and our way of showing support and celebration of his life was by doing what we all love…bashing gates and RACING!!!

So please join us this fun, no stress race and help a fellow racer in the process.


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