Skier Holly Brooks to visit Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaskan World Cup medalist, cross country skier and Team BP athlete, Holly Brooks, will be in Fairbanks, Friday, September 13 from 5-7PM at the Arctic Winter Games Volunteer Rally at Lathrop High School Gym.  The community is invited to meet and greet Brooks while learning about how to join the team of 2,500 volunteers needed for the Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games.  

"We are just six months away from the Games and are very excited about getting the community involved in this unique international experience," said Karen Lane, General Manager, Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games. "This Volunteer Rally will provide the community an opportunity to ask questions about volunteer opportunities and sign up for their area of interest."

The September 13th event is presented by BP; doors open at 5:00PM and program begins at 5:45PM. The pep rally-themed event will include food, prizes, sport demonstrations and live music from the Borealis Brass.  The official volunteer uniform will be unveiled with hopes to rally current and future 2014 AWG volunteers.  BP, the 2014 AWG Volunteer Program sponsor, will make a special announcement of a significant financial contribution supporting the volunteer effort.

"BP Alaska is thrilled to be supporting the Arctic Winter Games and the incredible volunteer effort required to host this dynamic event," said Phil Cochrane, Vice President External Affairs, BP Alaska.  "We are so pleased to have the support of Holly Brooks, who knows first-hand the value for Alaska athletes to compete in an international competition of this magnitude."

BP helps support athletes like Holly Brooks while they train, and in building relationships between the company, the athlete and the community.  

The Arctic Winter Games is a biennial, high-profile, circumpolar sport competition for northern and arctic athletes.  In 2014, Fairbanks will be the proud host of the 23rd Arctic Winter Games from March 15-22.