Event at Afton Alps Helps Special Olympics

Updated: 11/24/2013 6:35 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste



Some Minnesotans are taking advantage of the cool weekend and are helping the Special Olympics.

At Afton Alps in Hastings, $10 from every lift ticket sold Sunday went to the charity's ski team.

One of the team's coaches is thrilled Afton puts on the event. "I have a nephew on the team. All the team members are real good friends. They're really part of our family, so this is extremely important to have an event like this," said Mark Gaertner.

Afton Alps opened for the season over the weekend. It's celebrating its 50th season.