Remedy Celebrity Winterfest Raises Funds for Special Olympics Northern California

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Special Olympics Northern California

    PLEASANT HILL, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area companies,
 Hollywood celebrities, and Special Olympics athletes joined together at the
 Remedy Corporation Celebrity Winterfest in South Lake Tahoe on March 16-18 to
 raise $550,000 for Special Olympics Northern California.
     The highlight of the weekend was a Corporate Ski Challenge and Senior
 Executive Race at Kirkwood Ski Resort. Thirteen companies paid $20,000 each
 and put together teams comprised of seven employees, clients or vendor-skiers,
 one Special Olympics advanced alpine ski athlete and a Hollywood celebrity.
 Together they competed on a giant slalom course designed specially for the
 event.  Senior executives from several of the corporate sponsors also faced
 off in head to head challenges.
     Remedy(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:   RMDY), based in Mountain View, has been the
 lead sponsor of Winterfest for the past four years, and presented a
 $90,000 check to Special Olympics during this year's competition. "Remedy is
 proud to participate in Winterfest year after year. It is a wonderful showcase
 for companies that like to compete at high speed, and contribute to the
 community with high impact," said Remedy CEO and Founder Lawrence L. Garlick,
 who also took home first prize in the Senior Executive race.
     Pacific Bell Smart Yellow Pages was the overall winner in the ski races,
 closely followed by Remedy in second place and Inktomi Corporation in third
 place. American Express, Bank of America Securities, Lescure Company, Cellular
 Warehouse, Compaq Computers, Cingular Wireless, PCS SmartMart,
 Exodus Communications, and Extreme Networks also competed.
     The funds raised during Winterfest completely underwrite the cost of
 Special Olympics Northern California Winter Games held the previous week at
 Kirkwood.  The funds also pay for a substantial portion of the training
 programs offered year round to Special Olympics athletes.  Corporate
 participation in the Remedy Celebrity Winterfest has grown over the past four
 years and raised $500,000 in 2000.
     Celebrities participating in the competition include Entertainment
 Tonight's Bob Goen, Saturday Night Live's Kevin Nealon, Beverly Hills 90210's
 Brian Green and Vanessa Marcil, Days of Our Lives' Thyme Lewis, That 70s
 Show's Danny Masterson, Port Charles' Julie Pinson, Mystery Alaska's Ryan
 Northcott and Mike Buie, Titanic's Lewis Abernathy, Malcom In The Middle's
 Chris Masterson, among many others. During a wildly successful auction
 Saturday night that raised $130,000 for the SONC, Brian Green donated
 $20,000. Green has skied at Winterfest five out of the six years the event has
 taken place.
     The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training
 and competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for people eight years of
 age and older with mental retardation, giving them continuing opportunities to
 develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate
 in the sharing of gifts, skill, and friendship with their families, other
 athletes, and the community. In Northern California, 14,000 athletes currently
 compete in 22 Olympic-style sports.
 
 

SOURCE Special Olympics Northern California
    PLEASANT HILL, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area companies,
 Hollywood celebrities, and Special Olympics athletes joined together at the
 Remedy Corporation Celebrity Winterfest in South Lake Tahoe on March 16-18 to
 raise $550,000 for Special Olympics Northern California.
     The highlight of the weekend was a Corporate Ski Challenge and Senior
 Executive Race at Kirkwood Ski Resort. Thirteen companies paid $20,000 each
 and put together teams comprised of seven employees, clients or vendor-skiers,
 one Special Olympics advanced alpine ski athlete and a Hollywood celebrity.
 Together they competed on a giant slalom course designed specially for the
 event.  Senior executives from several of the corporate sponsors also faced
 off in head to head challenges.
     Remedy(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:   RMDY), based in Mountain View, has been the
 lead sponsor of Winterfest for the past four years, and presented a
 $90,000 check to Special Olympics during this year's competition. "Remedy is
 proud to participate in Winterfest year after year. It is a wonderful showcase
 for companies that like to compete at high speed, and contribute to the
 community with high impact," said Remedy CEO and Founder Lawrence L. Garlick,
 who also took home first prize in the Senior Executive race.
     Pacific Bell Smart Yellow Pages was the overall winner in the ski races,
 closely followed by Remedy in second place and Inktomi Corporation in third
 place. American Express, Bank of America Securities, Lescure Company, Cellular
 Warehouse, Compaq Computers, Cingular Wireless, PCS SmartMart,
 Exodus Communications, and Extreme Networks also competed.
     The funds raised during Winterfest completely underwrite the cost of
 Special Olympics Northern California Winter Games held the previous week at
 Kirkwood.  The funds also pay for a substantial portion of the training
 programs offered year round to Special Olympics athletes.  Corporate
 participation in the Remedy Celebrity Winterfest has grown over the past four
 years and raised $500,000 in 2000.
     Celebrities participating in the competition include Entertainment
 Tonight's Bob Goen, Saturday Night Live's Kevin Nealon, Beverly Hills 90210's
 Brian Green and Vanessa Marcil, Days of Our Lives' Thyme Lewis, That 70s
 Show's Danny Masterson, Port Charles' Julie Pinson, Mystery Alaska's Ryan
 Northcott and Mike Buie, Titanic's Lewis Abernathy, Malcom In The Middle's
 Chris Masterson, among many others. During a wildly successful auction
 Saturday night that raised $130,000 for the SONC, Brian Green donated
 $20,000. Green has skied at Winterfest five out of the six years the event has
 taken place.
     The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training
 and competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for people eight years of
 age and older with mental retardation, giving them continuing opportunities to
 develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate
 in the sharing of gifts, skill, and friendship with their families, other
 athletes, and the community. In Northern California, 14,000 athletes currently
 compete in 22 Olympic-style sports.
 
 SOURCE  Special Olympics Northern California