Ski Freeze



Collierville Ski Club

The Ski Freeze was dreamed up 38 years ago on a dare (and winter boredom) from some of the founding members of the River City Ski Club. It was initially held on Kilowatt Lake in North Memphis. Later, it moved to the Wolf River channel between Mud Island and the Cobblestones. Only once did the Ski Freeze not take place exactly on New Year’s Day, when the water had iced over in Wolf River. It was subsequently moved to a private lake in February.

After a few years, the River Ski Club decided to have their crazy antics become a community oriented event and started each year to raise funds for non-profits. In 1988, they chose the Dream Factory of Memphis as their charity of choice and it has remained that way ever since. The Dream Factory of Memphis is a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization that grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children ages three through eighteen. In 2007, the River City Ski Club was closed. Fortunately, the Collierville Ski Club was formed that same year and has been the sponsor and key organizer of this event. Some of the original skiers from 35 years ago are in this club and participate annually in the Ski Freeze.

Over the years, Ski Freeze has raised over $250,000 for the Dream Factory. Each year, the Dream Factory selects a child to receive their dream from the funds raised at this event. The event is open to the public. If you are a skier or not, we invite you to come down and be a part of the day’s activities. Whether you want to cheer on the participants, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate, or bid on some of our great auction items, there is something for everyone to do.



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Meet Garrett!
Please allow me to introduce you to Garrett W. He is a 12 year old from Memphis, who is diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis. It is a rare multi-system genetic disease that causes non-malignant tumors to grow in the brain and on other vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs, and skin causing many symptoms including seizures.

Garrett's dream is to visit Orlando Florida in 2014 to visit many of the theme parks in the area. The proceeds from this year's Ski Freeze will be used to grant Garrett's dream. We hope you'll come downtown to the Mud Island boat ramp to join us for this year's Ski Freeze!

Sincerely,
Brian Juengling Ski Freeze Co-Coordinator



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In Memory of WANDA FAUST LANIER

January 14, 1956 - August 25, 2014

Ski Freeze 2015 has been dedicated in memory of Wanda Faust Lanier. She was a devoted Dream Factory volunteer for over 25 years.

Wanda touched so many lives...those of Dream Factory volunteers (locally and nationally), the donor community who came to know her, but most importantly...our Dream Children and their families. Wanda never let our dream kids nor families go. She treated all of these special kids as though each was her own. She kept in touch with them years after their dreams were fulfilled. With her infectious smile and tender love, she opened her heart to all of these children and families who, I am sure, will never forget her.

Wanda was so giving. The Dream Factory was her passion. Over these 25 years, she gave tens of thousands of hours volunteering. The word "NO" was NOT in her vocabulary. She was our chapter's Secretary for over 15 years. She hardly ever missed a meeting, fund raiser or child's dream party. She was, also, active on a national level.

Wanda will be missed by all of those whose lives she shared. Please join us in remembering Wanda during Ski Freeze 2015.


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"Thank you for your donation to the Dream Factory. The Dream Factory of Memphis is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Since no goods or services were received in exchange for your declared contribution, 100% of your donation should be deductible for tax purposes per the Internal Revenue Service. For any questions regarding deductibility for this contribution, please consult your tax advisor."












Our 2014 Sponsors

Click Here To Visit Our Host Collierville Ski Club

Automotive Merchandising Corporation

Website By AltSol Group Inc.

Bellevue Suzuki-Kawasaki

Boat Center Memphis

Crews Realty

Davis Lawn

Dent Doctor

El Portons Mexican Restaurants

Loeb Properties, Inc.

Mike Fay-State Farm Agency

Mid South Instrument Company

Mud Island River Park

Republic Coffee

Polo Liquor

Riverfront Development Corp

SuperCuts

Vining Sparks

The Westin Memphis Beale Street


Contact Us By Phone, Postal Mail, Or E-Mail Form Below
Brian Juengling
(901) 759-4890 (phone)
Julie Yancey , Collierville Ski Club
901-734-0484 (phone)
 
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