Virginia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity, will host its third annual Park City Celebrity Smile Challenge at Canyons Resort on March 15 to raise funds and awareness for children around the world suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.
Teams of six racers consisting of one celebrity skier, one professional skier and four amateur skiers/Operation Smile donors will compete in a friendly challenge to raise funds for the organization.
Serving as this year’s event chairs are Billy Bush of Access Hollywood, Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, 3 Moms on a Mission’s Stephanie Argyros, Krista Jajonie and Daneia Sanadiki and actress Kate Walsh. Henry Salke will serve as Junior Event Chair for the third consecutive year, and Operation Smile Ambassador Zachary Levi’s company, The Nerd Machine, will serve as the Title Sponsor of the event. To purchase tickets or to make a donation, visit http://www.operationsmile.org/parkcity.
Over a dozen celebrities participated in last year’s event, including: Zachary Levi, Kate Walsh, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Michael Trevino, Justin Bartha, Joel David Moore, Andrew Rannells, Mike Doyle, Jason Ritter, Doug Clark, Mark Eaton, Jennifer Salke and Dana Walden.
About Operation Smile (http://www.operationsmile.org)
Operation Smile, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an international children’s medical charity with a presence in more than 60 countries, whose network of more than 5,400 medical volunteers from over 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. To build long-term self-sufficiency in resource poor environments, Operation Smile trains doctors and local medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their local communities. Operation Smile also donates medical equipment, supplies and provides year-round medical treatment through its worldwide centers.
About The Nerd Machine (http://www.thenerdmachine.com)
The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated to bringing the best of apparel, accessories, and both long and short form video content to our customers around the globe. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the community we serve. Our goal is to foster an environment where community interaction thrives, thus creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a "mission of redefinition" that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?
About Canyons Resort (http://www.canyonsresort.com)
With thrilling adventures across 4,000 acres and nine mountains of majestic terrain, Canyons Resort is Utah’s largest and most dynamic ski and snowboard resort. Located in stunning Park City, Canyons is ranked as a “Top 10 North American Resort” in SKI Magazine’s annual reader survey. Canyons’ lively resort village bustles with nine hotels including the Grand Summit Hotel and Waldorf Astoria Park City, and two dozen dining restaurants like the award-winning farm-to-table venue, Farm at Canyons. The Orange Bubble Express, North America’s only enclosed and heated chairlift; Ski Beach, a lively après ski gathering area; Iron Mountain, featuring 300 acres of new terrain; Utah’s only lift-served gravity bike park and the fast-paced Zip Tour make Canyons a must-visit year-round resort. With Salt Lake City International Airport just 35 minutes away, Canyons is conveniently accessible from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit http://www.canyonsresort.com.