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Second Annual Hike for Spencer - by Peggy Smith

On August 14, 2010, the Smith/Nelson family lost a beloved son and brother, Spencer, in a tragic climbing accident on the Maroon Bells. Spencer grew up in the Fraser Valleyand was an eliteathlete for the Competition Center and Division 1Alpine racer for the University of Colorado. In loving memory of Spencer Nelson, friends and family will join together for the Second Annual Hike for Spencer on August 12, 2012. Money raised from this event will fund the Spencer Nelson Memorial Fund for the Winter Park Ski Education Foundation. The Spencer Nelson Memorial Fund’s mission gives every child in Grand County who has the desire to participate in winter sports the opportunity. Our goal is to educate the local community on the benefits of investing in our youth by helping them become successful individuals through participation in winter sports that emphasize integrity, tenacity and sportsmanship. Help keep Spencer’s legacy alive and celebrate a life well-lived with Spencer’s family and friends! For more information and registration go

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