Pacific Rim believes in giving back to our ski community.
Can Do MS
Since we were founded, we have supported Can Do MS (formerly The Heuga Center for MS). Can Do MS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with multiple sclerosis through educational and wellness programs and ongoing research. The organization offers several programs for those with MS. For the past sixteen years we have raised money by hosting a Wine Maker Dinner. Before that we raffled off ski and wine items. To date we have raised more than $40,000 over the past 20 years..
On May 10, 2014, Catherine Ohl led Pac Rim on the beach at Oceanside’s CoastFest to participate in a clean up endeavor. It’s hard to believe that over 350 pounds of trash were collected. It was back breaking work and made even more so since most of what we picked up was cigarette butts. This is now an annual event for Pac Rim. In 2016, we added the International Clean Up day to our line up of giving back.
Ski for MS
Many of us have participated in the Vertical Express for MS raising an money for Can Do MS. Over the years we have raced in Snow Summit, CA, Big Sky, MT; Steamboat, CO and now Squaw Valley, CA. This has become an annual event.
Ski & Ride for a Cure “Vertical Tracking Challenge”
New for 2014 was the Ski & Ride for a Cure “Vertical Tracking Challenge” This is a nationwide season-long vertical tracking competition that runs through May 4, 2016 and supports the American Cancer Society. We plan to be more involved in the future. See HOTS for more information.
- Participants register (donation of at least $35) for the event
- Download the FREE Trace Snow app
- Get friends, family and club members to join your team or as an individual
- Ski and Ride resorts of the world and let Trace track you vertical feet
Walk for ALZ
One of our members has a sister who has been diagnosed with Alheimzer's. She has spear headed an effort to raise funds for Alheimzer's with San Diego's Walk for ALZ. Our team is named for her sister, "Pat's Pride." In 2017, the team raised more than $5,000.
We encourage members to donate while they shop. Two of the best fund raisers give 1% of all purchases back to your designated charities. Our two favorite are