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Racing like penguins at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville

Event is a fundraiser for an adaptive ski program
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Posted at 7:50 PM, Feb 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 09:21:39-05

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Here's a strange sight from ski country.

The 2020 Penguin Paddle took place Saturday at the Holiday Valley resort in Ellicottville.

The idea is to put on a plastic garbage bag, and race down the slopes on your belly like a penguin.

The event benefits the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program.

The money raised is used to buy new adaptive ski equipment, provide scholarships and offer ski days for veterans.

This year, $7,000 will go to pay for a new mono-sit ski.

Organizers say they had more silent auction items than ever before.