Thanks to everyone
who made Ski Freeze 2016
a huge success!

Please check back for new updates and information
on the 40TH ANNIVERSARY SKI FREEZE on New Year’s Day 2017.

We will be posting a link next week to a video courtesy of Memphis Boat Center of video footage taken by their drone throughout the event. Here are a couple of Ski Freeze 2016 Facts!

  • Funds Raised - $10,231 (still more to come)
  • 36 Skiers/Barefooters/Wakeboarders/Tubers Participated

Collierville Ski Club

The Ski Freeze was dreamed up 39 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 $265,000 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.

Hello I'm Brenan!

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Dream Child
About Me!

Brenan is a 17 year old girl that has 6 brothers and 1 sister (all half siblings). She was born with an autosomal recessive genetic disease (inherited the defective gene from each parent) called Severe Combined Immune Deficiency also known as “The Bubble Boy Disease.” Basically, she was born with no functioning immune system. She spent the first year of her life at St. Jude in room completely isolated from anything and everybody. Myself and her dad were allowed to be with her at all times IF we wore gowns, gloves and masks(see attached pic) to protect her from any germs at all. The doctors told me that bone marrow transplant was the only treatment for this disease (at that time) and that there was no cure. Without the transplant she would not live past the age of two.

At the young age of 7 months, she began chemo and was transplanted on February 25, 1999 with her dad as her donor. It took several months and the planning of her funeral 3 different times but her body began to receive the marrow and she was discharged at the age of 13 months. Brenan had never been outside that hospital room. She had never seen the sun shine or felt wind on her face. She had never felt grass on her feet or seen a bird or a puppy. She had never had a bath with running water. She had never seen her brothers and sisters. ALL things we take for granted daily. She may never have done any of this without the bone marrow transplants. (she ended up having two more boosters before it took effect)

She ended up developing a kidney disease caused by the new marrow seeing the kidneys as foreign and attacking them. She was re-admitted for several months and treated and released again. She lost her father at the young age of 6 years. She has overcome every obstacle thrown her way in such a short life. She has taken a weekly infusion of immunoglobulin that she infuses herself and will the rest of her life. This gives her a fake immune system that helps her try and live a normal life and be out in the world around people and sickness daily.

Recently (October 2015) she developed stroke level blood pressure that was found at a routine dental visit by accident that was caused from the kidney damage at the time of transplant. The doctors are monitoring her kidneys and have her on meds to control the BP and kidney function at this time.

Thru ALL of this, she remains a positive and upbeat young lady that is full of life and energy and is very happy to have one more day EVERY day. She is a straight A student and will graduate with honors. She hopes to go to college and try and be normal and hopes that someday she will become a nurse and work in the real world and possibly at St. Jude where she can give back to the hospital that saved her life.

Plan on joining us New Year's Day at Ski Freeze 2016.

Brian Juengling Ski Freeze Co-Coordinator

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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 Sponsors

Main Sponsors

Collierville Ski Club - Host



AltSol Group Inc. - Website Design

Boat Center Memphis – BOAT PROVIDER

T-Shirt Sponsors

Automotive Merchandising Corporation

Bellevue Suzuki-Kawasaki

Bruce Coleman Sound

Bumpus Harley Davidson

Crews Realty

Davis Lawn

Dent Doctor

Dixie Swine

El Portons Mexican Restaurants

FAITH Riders

In Memory of Wanda Faust

Indelco Plastics

Loeb Properties, Inc.

Mid-South Instrument Company

Mike Fay-State Farm Agency

Mud Island River Park

Polo Liquor

Riverfront Development Corp


The Westin Memphis Beale Street

Triangle Acoustical, Inc

Vining Sparks

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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