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Second Annual Courage Cup Race Raises More Than $5,000 for Courage Center’s Ski and Snowboard Program

February 12, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ — With the goal of advancing the lives
of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence, the
Courage Center’s Ski and Snowboard Program hit the slopes last weekend. Nearly
200 community members, volunteers and Courage Center clients gathered on
Saturday, Feb. 7, for a day of fun, competition and meeting new friends at the
Second annual Courage Cup ski race.

The event, at Trollhaugen in Dresser, Wis., included a ski race, raffle
and silent auction to benefit Courage Center’s Ski and Snowboard program. For
$75, teams of three participants were matched with a Courage Center adaptive
skier for the race.

“The day was a huge success, we brought in more than $5,000, which is the
most we’ve ever raised,” said Deb Swanson the program’s board chair and ski
volunteer. “We went from 12 teams last year to more than 30 this year!”

The event almost tripled in the number of participants and raised nearly
five times as much money as last year’s event.

“We were so honored to be asked to host such a wonderful event,” said

Summer Kelly, marketing director for Trollhaugen Winter Recreation. “All of
the participants worked together to make the day an enjoyable and festive one!
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.”

For more information on Courage Center’s Ski and Snowboard program visit
http://www.couragecenter.org or call the ski hotline at 763-520-0495.

About Courage Center Ski and Snowboard

Courage Center Ski and Snowboard is a Professional Ski Instructors of
America (PSIA) teaching school that provides ski and snowboard instruction for
people with physical disabilities or visual impairments.

About Courage Center

Courage Center is a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center that
advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and
independence. Courage Center also specializes in treating brain injury, spinal
cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism and disabilities experienced since
birth. Founded in 1928, Minneapolis-based Courage Center offers advanced
technologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts of thousands
of volunteers and donors.

Contact: Jenny Walsh, 763-520-0480, jennifer.walsh@couragecenter.org

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