Media, PA, June 10, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Edward Bedrossian, who organizes the event in memory of his son, praised Elwyn for its work with certified peer specialists in Pennsylvania and children with special needs. Dr. Bedrossian credits Elwy's staff and level of care for the enriched life his son was able to lead until his death at 18.
This year was the first time at the event's new location at Blue Mountain Resort. Early registration saw a flood of new and veteran participants, who enjoyed unlimited runs down the mountain until 1 P.M. During the event, skiers competed in a variety of categories, including most creative team name, most runs, and most money raised. After the conclusion of the skiing events, participants enjoyed live entertainment while partaking in a silent auction and raffle.
All of the money raised went towards the construction of another Elwyn Davidson school in the area, where more Pennsylvania students will have the assistance from a certified peer specialist to improve their quality of life.
Unofficial numbers for the Ski-A-Thon were positive, and several Elwyn representatives believe the event met or exceeded the goals for 2016. With more successful fundraising efforts, the new school for students with special needs may soon become a reality.
Elwyn was founded more than 150 years ago, and still operates as a center for children and adults with special needs. Since its inception, Elwyn has met its three pronged mission of engaging, empowering, and enriching the lives of thousands of individuals with disabilities.
For more information, please visit www.elwyn.org or call (610) 891-2000.