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Alaska Ski For Women

Brian was emcee and costume contest judge at the 15th Annual Alaska Ski For Women on Feb 6, 2011. Over 1400 women registered, many skiing in costumes.

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    I was invited back to be an announcer at the 15th Annual Alaska Ski For Women. It is now tradition that it falls on the day of "The Big Game."
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    The temerature was in the single digits and teens throughout the event, and there was a cold wind too.
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    But cold temperatures and bone-chilling winds could not dampen the spirits of these ladies here to support a good cause.
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    Over 1400 women registered to ski. Here is part of the roster of skiers. Fortunately, we had a computer to give us quick names at the finish.
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    Many, many women came out to help raise money and awareness to stop the cycle of domestic abuse against women and children.
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    MANY WOMEN, of all ages, many wearing colorful costumes.
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    Costumed teams and duos cross the finish line.
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    Winners of the timed races for various categories. Thank you to Skinny Raven/Her Turn for providing prizes.
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    Girl Scout Cookies, and Vikings, and Gnomes...OH MY!!
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    Guys helped too. It took many volunteers like Colin "Shrek" Hawkins to set up the course and keep things flowing.
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    Good job, Shrek. Enjoy your donut. NOTE: this was taken AFTER hours of work, as we wound down--a well deserved pastry!
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    Two more volunteers: Announcers Alison and Brian.
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    JELLY FISH!! With friends like these, who needs ANEMONES! Bwaaa-ha ha ha haaa!
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    Bloop...bubble...gurgle...bloop.
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    And the SKIING JELLY FISH won the Team Costume Prize. And no skiiers got stung.
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    Colin shows off his ski skirt, made from a tarp. Very stylish, Shrek.
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    Flamingos, crows, puffins, and penguins were among the bird themes.
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    A steady stream of women crossed the finish line.
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    Brian with a team member from Team Skiiing in the Rain.
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    DUO COSTUME WINNERS: The Wrigley's Doublement Twins. And yes, their last name was indeed Wrigley.
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    MOOSES TOOTH provided a $50 gift card for the Duo Costume winner, and a $100 card for the best team.
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    Honorable mention to this costume. Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, and Ski No Evil, I think.
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    Magic 98.9 and Brian Ross are proud to support the Alaska Ski For Women, the largest women-only ski event in North America.
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    Find out more about Ski For Women, and how you can help end domestic abuse at www.anchoragenordicski.com/skiforwomen