PAVIA - Blue Knob ski resort is teaming with Penn State's "Thon" in a special "Vertical Challenge" event to raise money for kids with cancer.
The event will take place Sunday on the slopes at Blue Knob.
Participants are being challenged to ski or snowboard up to 6,000 vertical feet in a two-hour time span while raising money for Penn State's "Thon" event to benefit children with cancer.
The challenge works similar to a ski-a-thon or walk-a-thon. Competitors sign up sponsors who can either pledge flat amounts or agree to pay an amount per foot as skied by the participant.
Blue Knob lifts will open early for participants. The action starts at 8 a.m. and finishes up 10 a.m.. Discount ticket pricing will be available for skiing from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. for all participants and for season ticket-holders who want to take part, the registration fee is $10.
For information on how to get the forms and participate, go the Blue Knob's Facebook page, visit www.blueknob.com or call the resort at 239-5111.