The Eastern Plumas Recreation District (EPRD) and the Plumas Ski Club cordially invite you to participate in the success of the 19th annual Johnny Redstreake SnowBall, once again honoring storied Johnsville native and undefeated Longboard champion Johnny Redstreake (1911-1981) on February 25, 2012 at the Nakoma Golf Resort in Gold Mountain just above Portola and Graeagle, California.
SnowBall 2012 is a joint fundraising effort of EPRD and Plumas Ski Club supporting the revival of the new and improved Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl and the historic Longboard events. Nakoma Golf Resort has donated the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed clubhouse for the event, which will feature live entertainment by Cool Black Kettle (a popular contemporary and classic rock band out of South Lake Tahoe) great grub and libations, no-host bar, kegs of beer from local breweries, live and silent auction, raffles and much more.
EPRD is in the process of updating the facilities at Johnsville in anticipation of the Bowl’s grand reopening in 2012. We have a 10-year operating agreement with the State Park, have purchased Squaw Valley’s Main Line chairlift and two surface lifts for tubing and beginner skiing. The support we have received so far has been fantastic, but we need more help. Buy tickets to the SnowBall or donate here.
Once reopened, Johnsville Bowl will be an economic, recreational and cultural treasure for Plumas County. Enhanced winter recreation will keep the lights on many of our businesses and vacation homes throughout the year giving our local economy the boost it so badly needs. The Ski Bowl will provide a positive and healthy recreational resource to our local youth, strengthening our community by encouraging young families to build their lives here. The Longboard events celebrate our colorful history and preserve the rugged character and reverence of history that is uniquely Plumas County.
We are asking individuals and businesses to lend a hand once again by offering a generous donation of goods and/or services for auction. Tax-deductible donations will go directly to the effort of updating and reopening the Johnsville Historic Ski bowl with a portion of the proceeds going to Plumas Ski Club to continue the historic Longboard events. Donations can be any valued service such as, haircuts, massages, lodging (at vacation homes, time shares), professional and contractor services. A gift of tangible items are also encouraged such as, meals at a restaurant, gift cards, merchandise and collectibles. In addition to a tax-deduction, business donors will receive marketing exposure a the SnowBall event, here on our skijohnsville.com website and in future publications.
Please also consider purchasing tickets in advance for you, your family and/or staff. Cost per ticket is only $25, which includes all the great grub you can eat from local area restaurants, a live band, the excitement of a live auction and great values on merchandise and services.
Robert Murray, Board President, EPRD