The annual Abominable Snow Race was held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Lake Geneva Ziplines. Bill Wolfe and crew hosted this annual winter obstacle course for racers from all over the globe and chose (once again!) the Lake Geneva Food Pantry to be the beneficiary of their fundraising and food collection (through their racers at preregistration events and on site at the race itself). These dedicated folks gathered and donated well over 600 pounds of food and over $5,700 to the Pantry. And we were able to share some statistics on how food insecurity affects our county, how food needs are changing (and increasing), and the role of the Pantry in assisting our neighbors. What an amazing community!
On Saturday, January 29, 2022, with well over 1,000 participants, The Abominable Snow Race (https://www.facebook.com/abominablesnowrace) racers, volunteers, and organizers took part in an extreme, athletic, winter event to raise funds for the Lake Geneva Food Pantry to help address food insecurity in our community. The Yeti Nation hosted this physical challenge of 5.8 miles and 24 obstacles, with teams bringing in an astounding amount of donations for the Pantry through team fundraising, selling gear, and impromptu donations on site. Bill Wolfe, Owner, Race Director ASR Events, LLC presented a check for $4,300 to the Lake Geneva Food Pantry. Accepting for the Pantry were Nancy LaCursia (long-time LGFP volunteer) and Annmarie Ruggiero (LGFP volunteer and board member), while Cathy Koch (LGFP volunteer) kept the info table staffed.
Yeti from the Abominable Snow Race stopped by to help at the Lake Geneva Food Pantry and posed for some photos as well. Racers will take part in a winter themed course and raise funds for the Pantry. See Abominable Snow Race on Facebook or the Event Post for more information on how you can take part. Or you can donate directly HERE.