hollandnigel-thumbTeam Nigel, the grassroots community group in support of seven-year-old Nigel Holland, has two outdoor events planned, proceeds from which will assist with medical bills, especially as the second grader has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer. The first of these Team Nigel activities is a moonlight snowshoe hike tomorrow, Tuesday, hosted by the San Bernardino National Forest Association and launching from the Aspen Glen Picnic Area near Red Ant Hill. Snowshoers are invited to meet as early as 4:30pm, and the guided hike will begin at 5pm. For those who do not own snowshoes, those will be provided free of charge, compliments of the Discovery Center; all participants should wear warm clothing in layers, including snowpants, jacket and hat. Snow boots or hiking boots work best with snowshoes. Though the Team Nigel moonlight snowshoe on the 10th is provided free of charge, a $15 donation is suggested.
On Sunday, March 22, Team Nigel hits the slopes for a Nigel Holland Ski-a-Thon at Snow Summit, from 9am to 3pm, with registration starting at Bear Bottom Lodge at 7:30am. During the ski-a-thon, skiers and snowboarders will be challenged to ski and ride the most runs on chairs 6, 7 and 10. Prizes will be awarded for the most runs made, and the participant who raises the most money will score a Dual Mountain Anytime Pass from Big Bear Mountain Resorts. For a lap pledge sheet for the Nigel Holland Ski-a-Thon, email nigelskiathon@gmail.com. The ski-a-thon awards party on the 22nd will start at 3:30pm in the VIP Room at Bear Bottom Lodge.