THE SNOWLEOPARD CHALLENGE Produced by Leopard Sports Ltd (Event Management Department) Produced by Leopard Sports Ltd
The Snowleopard <ul><li>My name is Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, though many know me as the ‘Snowleopard’ of Ghana. I was born in Glasgow and now represent Ghana as a ski racer. Skiing has not only given me an opportunity to enjoy sport, but has become a vehicle through which I can express my views through various media, as well as positively impact on the lives of people I meet. The Snowleopard Challenge has become a vehicle to change peoples lives, and do some good with the opportunities granted me. I thus hope you will join me and the current sponsors of the challenge in making a difference to lots of underprivileged kids, market your brand and save a beautiful creature ‘The Snowleopard – ‘Uncia Uncia </li></ul>
Event Brief <ul><li>COMPETITION/EVENT: The challenge is a dual slalom race / freestyle event (both skiers and boarders) held in the SNO!zone Xscape Milton Keynes venue ( www.xscape.co.uk ) in UK. Racers and freestylers are given the chance to compete seriously, as well as have some fun to win prizes at stake. The race is held first, then there is a break with a catwalk show of some major brands in the ski and leisure industry, before the freestyle event is held. While the competition is in progress, the exhibition centre is open to customers. </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNITY: Apart from the above, competitors, sponsors and partner companies (local council etc) are also challenged to help give local youth from deprived areas an opportunity to try skiing or snowboarding at no personal cost. This is aimed at discovering new talents and increasing sports participation. </li></ul>Produced by Leopard Sports Ltd
Event Brief ( Continued ) <ul><li>CHARITY: The event will also challenge competitors, sponsors and partner businesses to help raise funds for The Snowleopard Conservation Trust, to help with their efforts in trying to save the endangered Snowleopard species. </li></ul><ul><li>PRIZES: Prizes are mainly products from sponsors, which enable deserving racers to carry on pursuing their chosen sport. </li></ul><ul><li>VENUE: This year we have confirmed the expansion of the challenge with the addition of the freestyle event. </li></ul>Produced by Leopard Sports Ltd
Event Schedule Dual Slalom MILTON KEYNES DATE 25 th August Arrival/Reg. 12pm-12.10pm Warm up 12.10pm-12.30pm Inspection 12.30pm-12.45pm Forerunners 12.45pm-1pm Race 1pm-5pm Catwalk 5pm-5.30pm Prize giving 5.30pm-6pm
Freestyle MILTON KEYNES DATE 25 th August Arrival 6pm-6.10pm Comp. Info 6.10pm-6.20 Warm up 6.20pm-6.50pm Competition 7pm-10pm Catwalk 10pm-10.30pm Prize giving 10.30pm-11pm The PARTY 11pm till close
<ul><li>www.ghanaskiteam.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.basecampgroup.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.skiclub.co.uk/skiclub/eventcalendar </li></ul><ul><li>www.daxic.com/news/pop_up/4.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.ifyouski.com/news/newsarticle </li></ul><ul><li>www.xscaperaceteam.co.uk /news </li></ul><ul><li>www.vist.jp/html/en/news.php </li></ul><ul><li>www.natives.co.uk/do/ecco.py/view?listcatid </li></ul><ul><li>www.snowboardclub.co.uk /calendar </li></ul><ul><li>www.majorsporty.com </li></ul>Past Press (a few websites)
Event Goals <ul><li>Generation of funds for ski racing (Ghana Ski Team). </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing local children within venue catchment area to snow sports (through sponsored taster lessons). </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsoring and helping develop young talents. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of sponsor brands. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing awareness of sponsor products/introduction of new products. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of ski racing in UK and Ghana. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the challenge into a tour event. </li></ul><ul><li>Working with local councils, communities, NGO’s and corporations to promote snow sports. </li></ul>Produced by Leopard Sports Ltd
Prize Categories Produced by Leopard Sports Ltd Age Category 1998 - 1999 1996 - 1997 1994 - 1995 1992 - 1993 1990 - 1991 1987 - 1989 1986 & earlier over 30yrs All Slalom (men and women separately) Minis 1 - 1 st / 2 nd / 3 rd Minis 2 - 1 st / 2 nd / 3 rd Children I 1 st / 2 nd / 3 rd Children 2 1 st / 2 nd / 3 rd Junior I 1 st / 2 nd / 3 rd Junior 2 1 st / 2 nd / 3 rd Senior 1 st / 2 nd / 3 rd Masters Overall 1 st / 2 nd / 3 rd All ages unless enough entries/prizes warrant categories as below Freestyle Competition Men 1 st / 2 nd / 3 rd per competition Women 1 st / 2 nd / 3 rd per competition
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