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Lee Canyon to host Ruby Cup benefiting Nevada Donor Network

Posted at 10:27 PM, Jan 04, 2019

NEVADA (KTNV) — Lee Canyon is hosting the fourth annual Ruby Cup event on Jan 12.

Racers are invited to complete multiple runs while competing for prizes that will include a Battle Born season pass for a second place prize, and a Lee Canyon All-Access pass for the fastest slope time.

The race is open to skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. It will also feature live music and a vendor fair, according to Lee Canyon representatives.

The Ruby Cup honors Chris Ruby, Las Vegas resident, and snowboarder who passed away in 2014.

Ruby's donated organs and tissues have helped 90 patients as a registered organ donor.

Entry fee to participate in Saturday's race is $20 with all the proceeds benefiting the Nevada Donor Network.

“Ruby Cup is about honoring Chris’ memory and making it easy for individuals to register with the Nevada Donor Network,” said Lee Canyon’s Marketing Director Jim Seely.

The network is a nonprofit that coordinates, recovers and allocates lifesaving organs and tissues for Nevada transplant patients.

Saturday's event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and registered organ donors can race for free with Lee Canyon making a $20 donation for every donor who participates.

Also, for those not in attendance, a contribution to the Nevada Donor Network can be made here.

Lee Canyon's winter season is scheduled to run through March of 2019.

Click here for more information on the Ruby Cup event.