Posted on September 18, 2012
Hey everyone! Hunger Fighter, Marissa Hushaw here!
As you know, my 1st ever Clean the Peak even was this past Saturday and it was EPIC! I had the idea to get a crew of people together to hike around China Peak and clean the trails in preparation for Winter. Like I said when I was planning this event, “Who wants to ride trash instead of snow”? Not only was it on Grind Out Hunger Day, but there was an amazing turnout.
First, we all had a safety meeting with the mountain manager Rich Baily who helped make this all happen. We divided into 3 groups with 3 team captains. Ski patroller Katherine Burton was one of the amazing captains who helped clean up the parks and China Bowl! Thanks to all her troopers! Another team captain was Parks Manager Andrew Ray! That guy makes our park look its best. He took care of chair 6 making it look nice and clean. You will never believe this but…they trusted ME as a group leader. Which mean i got a fancy radio. sweet right?! My epic army consisted of my Hayley Mapes and long time friend Hosanna Kessler. So much fun! We found A TON of cans, hair ties, a pair of gloves, AND NINJA STARS! Just kidding they were the baskets at the bottom of ski poles.
By the end of the day not only did we “Clean the Peak”, but we raised 1,648 Meals through donation to Grind Out Hunger! That’s double goodness right there!
I want to thank everyone who showed up to support me, and help clean up my home 😉 <3
The Amazing Cardinal Family, the great Tim Rote, my new friends Jaqui and Braden, the man himself Ken Garcia, family friends the Higginbothams, the wonderful Burtons, Gillian Goldman (who has known me since i double planked in ski school), the beastly Andrew Ray, my bestie for life Chris “Gimpy” Neely, the hippy herself Hayley Marie Mapes, the always up beat happy lady and one of my role models, Hosanna Kessler, and last but not least, My Skier Bro, Kris Elizondo.
Love you all and thanks so much! Cant wait to see you all this winter (or sooner) See you when the snow flies!
Keep watchin’ out for more info about my upcoming Grind Out Hunger Rail Jam….February 9-10 weekend! Thanks for the support!
If you would like to help me fight hunger by donating to the cause please click the “Donate” button below.
~ Marissa Hushaw