Jan. 12 Marlee Alpine Ski Race to Remember seeks volunteers

FAYETTE — Volunteers are still needed for the 2019 Marlee Race to Remember, which takes place Saturday, Jan. 12, at the O’Connor Alpine Training Center, Kents Hill School, in Readfield. The event raises money for the ski area and programs that give local youths a chance to learn how to ski.

It’s held in honor Marlee Johnston, of Fayette, who was 14 when she was killed in 2005.
“More than just a ski race, this is a real community event and we rely on your support for its success,” said Ted Johnston, Marlee’s father.
“Whether for an hour or all day, we need volunteers between 7:30 and 3. Parking guides, registrars, concession sales, gate watchers, cheerers and ski enthusiasts are all needed. As important as volunteers, we need in-kind donations,” he said. “If you can help, please let us know, by email or phone, whichever is easier for you, just let us know.”
Pre-registration, beginning at 8 a.m., is required for the race, which starts at 10 a.m. It’s open to those in grades six through 12. There is a $15 fee per racer, and individual and team awards, as well as many bib prizes. Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage bombs, chili, drinks and desserts will be available for purchase.
All proceeds and concession sales benefit the Kents Hill School alpine skiing program. For more information, contact sbell@kentshill.org.

PHOTO: A participant in the Marlee Race to Remember. This year’s race is Jan. 12. (Kents Hill School photo)