London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 05, 2009 -- The ski holiday experts at Scott Dunn are leading a campaign to support Britainâs Number One male Alpine Skier Ed Drake in his quest to win gold at the forthcoming Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games (Feb 2010).
Aged just 23, Ed is a serious contender for a British medal at the Games, being the only male British Alpine Skier to pre-qualify for Vancouver 2010. But, like all young Olympians, Ed needs backing to get him to the Games.
Having sponsored Ed since 2007, Scott Dunn is providing this vital assistance to help raise funds for Edâs training programme in preparation for Vancouver 2010. The support, in addition to his sponsorship, includes donating a luxury Scott Dunn ski holiday, with all the proceeds from its raffle going straight into Edâs training fund pot.
Scott Dunn is also inviting Guests to lend a hand, with an optional Â£20 donation added to each ski booking for the 2009/10 season (up until 25 Oct 2009 they will receive a raffle ticket in return, and chance to win the holiday). Scott Dunn hopes its support, and the support of its guests, can help Ed strive for gold.
How to contribute to Edâs Olympic quest? To back Ed, and be in with a chance of winning the Scott Dunn holiday, simply visit www.scottdunn.com/eddrake for details on purchasing a raffle ticket online. Tickets cost Â£20. Maximum 1000 tickets.
Tickets will also be on sale at the Metro Ski & Snowboard Show (21-25 October 2009, London Olympia), where the winning ticket will be drawn on The Snow Centre stand on 25 October. Scott Dunn hopes to raise Â£20,000 for Edâs fund from the sale of the tickets.
First prize, with a value of more than Â£3,100, is a one-week stay for two adults in Lodge Adler, Scott Dunnâs Premier Chalet in St Anton, Austria, with British Airways flights and transfers. The winner will enjoy five course dinners, a la carte breakfasts, afternoon tea, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, renowned Scott Dunn hospitality and all the ultra-luxurious Scott Dunn touches*.
Scott Dunn will also be hosting an exclusive fundraising event at The Snow Centre on 7th October, raising more money for Edâs fund, and supported by Ed's sponsors and supporters**.
Ed says, "The support that Scott Dunn and their partners are giving me is invaluable. I want to be an Olympian and ultimately my main goal is to win. You've got to shoot high. I've been dreaming of taking part since I started racing, but it wouldn't be possible without backing. When it comes to ski racing, I love the speed and the adrenalin rush of being at my absolute limit - the whole occasion is going to be amazing and Iâm going to do my best for all my supporters".
Biography Ed Drake, 23, has been a full time member of the British Team for the last five years, and is currently ranked sixth in the world for his age group and in the top 50 overall. From Kingston, Surrey, Ed has skied since the age of three - dry ski slope racing, interspersed with family ski holidays in his favorite resort in Morzine, France, led to Ed joining the Kandahar Ski Club, the worldâs oldest racing ski club. He has risen steadily through the ranks of British skiing, winning the British Junior Championship and the Individual British Championship. Despite a hip operation in 2006, Ed bounced back and his most recent successes including finishing in the top thirty in both the Downhill and Super G at Val d'Isere in the 2009 World Championships, and winning the Giant Slalom and Super G titles at the 2009 British Championships.
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