ANGEL FIRE, New Mexico (January 13, 2005) – Angel Fire Resort will partner with The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and several other Texas businesses to help raise emergency funds for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami, by hosting the inaugural “Big Ol’ Texas Weekend.” The event will be held January 29 – 30th and will offer lift tickets discounts, live music, contests and a downhill race.
“We’ve planned on doing something to celebrate our Texas ties for a long time. But when this tragedy happened we knew we had to switch gears a bit.” explains Jon Mahanna, general manager, Angel Fire Resort. “We’ve all seen the pictures from south Asia. It’s heartbreaking and this is our small way of trying to do something, anything to help.”
On the morning of January 29 select members of The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will serve as greeters and lift operators, with proceeds from every lift ticket scanned going to the American Red Cross, one of the many organizations cited by former president and famed Texan, George H. W. Bush, who is spearheading a national fundraising campaign, as a leader in helping to raise emergency relief funds for the areas wiped out by last month’s devastating disaster.
The Texas-themed event, sponsored by Shiner Bock beer, will include a Big Texan Downhill Race on Angel Fire’s Nastar racecourse on Saturday, where all Texans can compete for prizes. Amarillo-based restaurant, The Big Texan, will host a steak eating contest – similar to what the steak restaurant along highway I-40 has become famous for: anyone who can eat a 72-ounce steak, in one hour, gets their meal free. The Big Texan will hold the steak eating contest on the Deck for all curious skiers to watch and the crowds will be entertained by legendary Lubbock band Locked and Loaded. All visitors who present a Texas state ID save $10 off their Sunday lift tickets during this special event weekend.
For more information on lodging and lift ticket deals, snow conditions, activities and more at Angel Fire visit www.angelfireresort.com.
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To line up an interview with The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders or an Angel Fire executive please contact:
Krysty O’Quinn Walker
PR Manager, Angel Fire Resort
About Angel Fire Resort
If you can do it on a mountain, you can do it here. Angel Fire Resort is the Southwest’s premier year-round alpine recreation destination. Tucked high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico, Angel Fire is the rare resort where you can ski, snowboard, tube, snow bike and cross country ski all on the same mountain. It offers a 121-room slope side hotel as well as rental condos and homes, with a wide variety of activities for the summer outdoor enthusiast including golf, mountain biking, fishing and hiking. For more information on Angel Fire Resort, please call 1-800-633-7463 or visit the web site at www.angelfireresort.com.
To line up an interview with an Angel Fire executive or for more information contact:
Public Relations Rep
Angel Fire Resort