(listen to the interview by clicking the play button below)
Signs, signs, everywhere signs.
They're popping up all over the SBA campus for Sugar Bowl Ski Team's own James "Scotty" Lebel, who - after winning the Pokal Loka Shootout just last week - will be one of only three skiers representing the United States in Slovenia in February in what amounts to a Junior World Championships for 13 and 14 year olds.
The eighth and ninth-grade winter-term student advisory group, led by co-advisor Lesley LeMasurier, has organized a fund-raising campaign to help cover the high cost of Scotty's trip to Slovenia.
The "Pies for Pokal Fundraiser" is already underway, and students are snapping up $5 raffle tickets. For every $50 raised in ticket sales, one raffle ticket will be picked from a box, allowing the winning student the privilege of putting a pie in the face of one of Sugar Bowl Ski Team's alpine ski coaches. The pie throwing is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 9th at 1:45 pm in the Sugar Bowl Academy parking lot.
"Special throwing pies will be engineered by the 8th and 9th grade winter term advisory," said LeMasurier. "Plus an extra-large un-cashable check designed by the kids will be presented to Scotty, along with an actual smaller check totaling the funds raised."
To hear Scotty's thoughts on the outpouring of support from SBA, the upcoming pie throwing fund-raiser, and his trip to Europe, listen to the