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Steve Young Ski Classic to raise money for special needs children and veterans

SNOWBIRD, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – From Super Bowl MVP to community MVP, next Saturday Steve Young will be hosting his annual Ski Classic at Snowbird.
SNOWBIRD, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – From Super Bowl MVP to community MVP, next Saturday Steve Young will be hosting his annual Ski Classic at Snowbird.

Young is teaming up with other former NFL players, Olympians and Paralympians to raise money for Wasatch Adaptive Sports.

Offering disabled children and veterans a chance to improve their skills on the slopes and in life.

Eight year old Noah Watterson and three year old Sebastian bailey both suffer from severe disabilities, but when they are up on the slopes they put those cares behind them.

"He gets to the top of the run and he starts pushing, he really wants to get going. He loves it and it's just fun to be able to do this as a family," said Patrick Bailey, Sebastian’s father.

"He used to cry watching other people do things and now he's able to do things that other people are doing," said Krin Watterson, Noah’s mother.

All thanks to Wasatch Adaptive Sports, a year round program offering therapeutic recreational activities to people with special needs and veterans.

The activities build confidence and life skills.

"A lot of the kids and a lot of the veterans will sit home and watch TV or play x box, they don't want to get out, until the get out and it starts to change their lifestyle," said Executive Director, Peter Mandler.

The program receives 80% of its funding from Steve Young and the Forever Young Foundation.

Next Saturday, Young and other celebrities will be at Snowbird challenging participants in a dual giant slalom format.

"The kids will all race against celebrities, Steve Young and all his celebrity friends," said Mandler.

When it's all said and done however, the true celebrities here just may be the ones that aren't known to the world.

"At the end of our session pretty much every instructor on the hill knew his name, so whether they were riding up on the lift or coming down on the hill you'd hear lots of cheers for Sebastian and that was really sweet," said Chantelle Bailey, Sebastian’s mother.

This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Wasatch Adaptive Sports.

Click on this link for more information: http://wasatchadaptivesports.org/steve-young-ski-classic/#

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