2014 Community Cup kicks off at Keystone April 5

The 2014 Community Cup is set to go down April 5th at Keystone Resort. A women’s snowboard event focused on sustainability, Community Cup will feature 30 of the snowboarding’s top ladies, including fifteen 2014 Olympians. The ladies will be competing in slopestyle and big air comps to win a prize purse of $25,000. Rounding out the event are performances by Paperbird and Jeff Brinkman, hosted in the Community Village.

Chanelle Sladics, a former pro snowboarder herself, derived and created the event. “I just didn’t see any events out there that truly recognized and moved women’s snowboarding in the most progressive manner possible,” says Sladics. “The creation of the judging promises to showcase women’s talents far beyond what normal events demonstrate and athletes will be able to manifest their talent and execute their best tricks at this event!”

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For more details, check out the press release below:

March 27, 2014- Keystone, CO-Taking place at Keystone Resort April 5th will be Community Cup 2014 (CC14), presented by Volvo. CC14, a women’s snowboard and sustainability-focused zero-waste event, will be comprised of (30) professional snowboard athletes from around the globe, including fifteen 2014 Sochi Olympians competing in Slopestyle and Big Air for a prize purse of $25,000. A sustainable Community Village, celebrating through art and music and helping to bring more awareness to big dreams and small footprints, will also be a part of the event. Rounding out the afternoon will feature music by bands, Paperbird out of Denver, and Boulder’s own crooner Jeff Brinkman hosted on the Clean Water Tour stage. A fundraising organic lemonade stand –non-alcoholic and options to ‘spike’ are compliments of Breckenridge Distillery along with a beer tent offering responsibly brewed local beer with proceeds going to High Country Conservation for the 2014 Greenhouse at Colorado Mountain Project installation College facility in Breckenridge

As the only event in the world recognized as a 5-Star women’s snowboarding event, Community Cup 2014 presented by Volvo, will feature pro snowboarders Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson, along with Great Britain’s bronze medalist Jenny Jones, and fellow Olympian contenders Kjersti Buass, Sarka Pancochova, Silje Norendal, Cheryl Maas, Christy Prior, Anna Gasser, to name a few. Athletes will be able to bring their semi-final scores into the finals and build off that score –with three additional runs for optimal progression. The event takes place at Keystone Resort in A51 Terrain Park starting on Saturday at 10am.

“Based on Keystone’s commitment to sustainability practices as well as being a well-known entity and supporter amongst the snowboarding community, we are pleased to be hosting the 2014 Community Cup at our resort. On behalf of Keystone Resort we welcome all of the athletes, participants and supporters and embrace the continuing growth of events that support and share our values,” states Keystone Resort spokesperson, Tucker Burton.

Gregor Hembrough, Vice-President of Volvo Western Region also states, “Volvo Cars of North America is proud to sponsor the Community Cup 2014, joining with its organizers who share our core values of sustainability and eco-friendly practices. Volvo continues its focus on environmental sustainability through our new Drive-E Engine family, by lowering emissions and
providing both class leading Fuel Economy and Power for a superior driving experience, this event is truly a great fit for us.”

Community Cup 2014 will showcase professional athletes and Olympians competing in a friendly, progressive atmosphere. The whole event is executing a sustainable approach to food, water, reusables, festivities, recycling and utilizing recycling/organic materials in all Community Cup-specific banners and competitors’ bibs.

Sponsors of the Community Cup 2014 include Volvo, Keystone Resort, Go Pro, Kicker Audio, Goal Zero, Transworld Snowboarding, Kleen Kanteen, Chipotle, Clean Water Tour, Simply Straws, Clif Bar, Denver Beer Company, Breckenridge Distillery, Atayne, and Aosa Printing. Community Cup has aligned with the following non-profits: B Corporation, Protect our Winters, Conscious Alliance, 1:1 Movement and High Country Conservation.

For event schedule and more information go to: www.community-cup.com. 

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