Dear Friends,

It is hard to believe that it has been 7 years since Spencer left us. We honor his memory every year with Hike for Spencer and we hope that you will join us again this year on August 12th.

Since its inception seven years ago, The Hike for Spencer has raised over $250,000 for the Spencer Nelson Memorial Fund-Winter Park Ski Education Foundation. The Spencer Nelson Fund was established to help athletes who would otherwise not be unable to participate in the Winter Park Competition Center. In the past 6 years the Spencer Nelson Fund has helped over 200 athletes with scholarship funds and funding to help athletes with thousands in travel costs as they attain the national level of competition in their sport.

All disciplines benefited in 2016 year, with 61 athletes from each discipline receiving program grants; All Mountain (10), Alpine (15), Freestyle (9), Park and Pipe (14), Big Mountain (2) and Snowboard (11).

Our mission is to invest in the youth of our community by helping them become successful individuals through participation in winter sports that emphasize integrity, tenacity and sportsmanship. Every child who has the desire to participate in winter sports should be given the opportunity.

We appreciate your past support and hope you will join us again this year.


Peggy, Peter, and Connor

18 responses to “About

  1. Robert McLaren

    Peter, Peggy & others, so sorry not to be back in Colorado for this event. I’ll register a donation for this worthy cause. Enjoy the day.

  2. Peggy, Peter, and Connor, so sorry that we cannot make the hike this year because of some conflicts. We’ll be sure to register a donation. We’ll be thinking of you. Me ke aloha–B & S

  3. Peggy, Peter and Connor–We wish we could join you again this year. We are sending love and good thoughts from all the Deichen clan.

  4. Can you please post the address where a check can be sent? Would the check be payalbe to Hike for Spencer?

    • Please make checks payable to WP Ski Education Foundation – Spencer Nelson Memorial Fund and mail to WPSEF, PO Box 192, Winter Park, CO 80482.

      Thanks for your continuing support!

  5. Christina Shepard

    Scott and I will not be able to make it to the Hike for Spencer event this year, but we will be sending representatives from the Shepard family along with our love and support.

  6. Dear Peggy, Peter and Connor,
    I wish I could do the hike with you..
    And I’ll be happy to contribute to the Spencer Memorial Fund. I’ll be thinking of you on August 3rd.
    Lots of love. Karin

  7. Steve and Kelly Gordon

    Hi Peter, Peggy and Connor. We will miss being with you this year (were in the NW with Natalie) but our thoughts and hearts are always with you. Always.

    The Gordon’s.

  8. Peter, Peggy and Connor- I am so upset that I will be missing this years Hike For Spencer. I will be donating to his fund and thinking of you all this weekend. I look forward to seeing pictures and hearing great stories! I’ll be in California, celebrating his life on the beach. Thinking of you!! xo

  9. Hi Peggy, Peter and Connor, Lynnda Gies here, I will be there with bells on and ready to help wherever you need me. Lynnda

  10. So sorry to have missed the hike this year. Hopefully it surpasses all your expectations. With love, Lynn

  11. Hi Peter, Peggy & Connor! I live in California now and unfortunately I won’t be able to make it back this year for Spencer’s hike. But I will be thinking about all of you and celebrating his beautiful life, as I do every day 🙂 xx

  12. Laurie Hirschfeld Zeller

    Three Zellers will be there! Nick is in Thailand and will have to send his best wishes to all the friends who will gather that Saturday. Love, Laurie, Marty, and Robin

  13. Chip and I send our love from London! xoxo

    • Dear Peggy, Peter and Connor,
      I’ll be thinking of you on August 3rd.
      And I will be donating to the Spencer Memorial Fund.
      Lots of love. Karin

  14. We will be there this year!!
    Chris & Anne Smith

  15. Hi Peg,
    Unfortunately, the Lines-O’Brien family can’t make it this year – we will be missing the experience, memories, and seeing all of you. We will make a donation for sure.
    Cathy, Jim, Sean, and James (and Jenkins who came last year)

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