Shred4Nate race back at Stratton
STRATTON- The second annual Nathan M. Carreira Race will take place on Sunday, March 15, at Stratton Mountain. Hosted by the Stratton Winter Sports Club, this alpine ski race is expected to draw approximately 250 racers from southern Vermont and nearby communities along with their spectating parents, siblings, and friends. The dual panel slalom race is unique in that there are very few races of this type on the Vermont circuit. It is an exciting format that has recently gained popularity at the World Cup level.
The race is open to USSA registered members in age categories U14 through Masters, allowing many families to have both parents and children competing together.
The genesis of the race came after the death of Nathan Carreira, of Ludlow, MA, in March 2018. He was an accomplished alpine racer who took his own life at the age of 15. Skiing was his true passion, spending every weekend at Stratton Mountain with his family. Nathan’s parents, Karen and Michael, and younger sister Natalie, along with a group of his closest ski friends decided a race event would be the best way to celebrate his life.
The Carreiras directed donations to the Stratton Foundation in honor of their son, establishing the Nathan M. Carreira Endowment Fund, creating a legacy in his name while supporting the Vermont and Stratton communities he cherished. Proceeds from this memorial race are dedicated to this special endowment fund, making a direct impact on the lives of so many youth, parents, and schools. The Stratton Foundation’s fundamental mission is to meet the basic human needs.
For more information or to register visit https://adminskiracing.com/node/243223. Donate at strattonfoundation.org/in-memory-of-nathan or checks can be mailed to the Stratton Foundation, PO Box 523, Stratton Mountain, VT 05155 and indicate “The Nathan Fund’’ to direct donations to support teen mental health.