FALMOUTH, Maine — Olympic and World Cup Alpine skier Julie Parisien will set the pace for the 12th annual Break the Sound Barrier ski race at Shawnee Peak on Sunday, March 2. Race registration begins at 8 a.m., race starts at 11 a.m., and awards at 1:30 p.m. Event proceeds benefit hear ME now, Maine’s leading auditory oral education center for children and adults with hearing loss, their families and their communities.
Join Julie for a day of racing. She will be taking photos with registered racers and presenting awards to the Fastest Team, Top Fundraising teams, as well as individual awards for Fastest Male, Fastest Female, Fastest Under 14, Best Wipeout, Most Leisurely Pace and more. All racers receive a free full day lift ticket for the day of the race, a race t-shirt, a BBQ lunch and 2 timed runs down a modified slalom race course.
Julie Parisien, a household name in the Maine skiing community, competed in the 1992 Albertville games, 1994 Lillehammer games and the 1998 Nagano games’ Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Combined events. She has also skied on the World Cup circuit and the World Championships in 1993. She is a mother of four and named to the Maine Ski Hall of Fame in 2008.
hear ME now, Maine’s leading auditory oral education center, is committed to supporting children and adults with hearing loss, their families and their communities. hear ME now is uniquely qualified to provide resources, technology and innovative teaching necessary to foster opportunities to learn to listen and speak. Programs include home based parent support and play groups, community based preschool programs, music programs, consultation contracts, summer programs and individualized listening and speech therapy.
For more information contact hear ME now at 781-7199 or visit www.hear-me-now.org.