The day is finally here for the beginning of the 10th Annual Celebrity Winter Fest, a great event presented by Thomson Reuters benefiting the 49ers Foundation. Guests began to check in around noon and once again, there’s gorgeous weather up here at The Resort at Squaw Creek. I’ll keep you updated on the blog throughout the conclusion of the event Sunday morning.
Former 49ers defensive lineman Dwaine Board just checked in. All guests go straight to the registration desk and then down to the Maui Jim kiosk to pick up their Maui Jim sunglasses. Josh Morgan should arrive in about and hour so I’ll have more info when he arrives. There is a reception scheduled for 6:00 tonight, followed by a S’mores roasting session out on the deck. Stay tuned!
Offensive linemen Adam Snyder and Cody Wallace just checked in at the hotel. Snyder had his hands full, pushing the stroller for his son Kael. This will be Snyder’s fourth time attending the Celebrity Winter Fest as it’s become a tradition he looks forward to.
“It’s a great group of people and we’re supporting a great foundation,” Snyder said. “Being a part of this is really special for us. My wife does a lot of work with the 49ers Academy and we enjoy being around this great group of people.”
Snyder, a native of Southern California, is also an avid surfer, but hasn’t yet seen if his skills riding the waves can translate to the slopes.
“Playing football, I’ve never had the chance to do it,” Snyder said. “I think my skills would translate well though.”
Last year, Snyder’s son was too young to play in the snow, but this year, he’s become much more adventurous.
“This is his second year up here,” Snyder said. “Now he’s walking and he might have a little more fun this year running in the snow. We brought him some shovels to play with so it should be a really nice stay up here.”
Add in great food, lots of fun activities and terrific local wines and it’s a time everyone can enjoy.
Josh Morgan just checked in, see the photo above. The evening reception is underway so I have to run in there to make the last hour, then off to roast the perfect s’more.
I just got back to my room after a highly entertaining evening. After a reception featuring excellent food, Josh Morgan and Cody Wallace got competitive by the fire pit to see who could make the best s’more. Wallace went with two helpings of chocolate on his first attempt and immediately regretted his decision while Morgan was just focused on completing the task since it was his first time making the fireside treat. The Gold Rush also assisted some of the children at the event and made a few for themselves as well. Here’s a few more photos from the evening below. Things get started again early tomorrow, so stay tuned for more updates.
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