Registration Open for Ski/Sporting Clays Fundraiser for Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh

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The 30th annual Corporate Cup Charity Ski Race and Sporting Clays to benefit Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh (BVRS) will be held Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Registrations for annual fundraiser benefitting the agency that provides services to people who are blind or vision impaired are being accepted by phone to Cindy Smith, 412-368-4400, ext. 2208, or online at www.bvrspittsburgh.org.

Diann Roffe, an Olympic gold medalist in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and a world champion ski competitor, will be featured at the Corporate Cup Charity Ski Race for both skiers and snow boarders starting at 10:00 a.m. The sporting clays event starts at 12:00 p.m.

Each ski team is comprised of three racers who ski independently on the giant slalom for the fastest time in pursuit of the Corporate Cup Trophy, a traveling award that resides yearly with the company that wins the title. Individuals may compete without a team or attend the fun day and not compete.

During an afternoon flight that includes 100 targets, shooters participate in teams of five on Seven Springs Sporting Clay course, considered one of the best sporting clay facilities in the country. The top team wins the Sporting Clays Trophy, also a traveling award that resides with the winning team for one year.

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, a 104-year-old private nonprofit, is a leader in programs and services for people of all ages who are blind, vision impaired, or have other disabilities. We believe in independence through rehabilitation. Our mission is to change the lives of persons with vision loss and other disabilities by fostering independence and individual choice.

We offer comprehensive and personalized computer instruction, employment and vocational services, personal adjustment to blindness training, independence skill building, in-home instruction, low vision services, children’s vision screening, prevention of blindness services, and an industrial employment program. BVRS is a United Way Impact Fund Award for Excellence Agency and is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC).

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