Races Raise Money For Suicide Awareness - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Races Raise Money For Suicide Awareness

Posted: Updated:
WHITEFISH -

Whitefish Mountain Resort has been prepping all week for one of its largest events that memorializes a local snowboarder who took his own life.

The Nate Chute races have been going on for fifteen years.

In that time, the money they've managed to raise for suicide awareness has gone from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

From just fundraising online, they've collected some $6,000 so far, and thousands more are pouring in from events leading up to the races.

This year they're expecting more than 80 competitors.

"That money goes directly to programs that support the mental health of the Flathead Valley youth, specifically the student assistance program in Whitefish, Columbia Falls, and Bigfork," said Jason Forrest, a member of the board of directors for the Nate Chute Foundation.

It kicks off Saturday and runs through Sunday on the Goat Haunt course.

One of our very own producers, Ben Croft, is going to be out on the slopes. Click here to visit his fundraising page.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

    Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-07-25 06:32:54 GMT
    Authorities hope to learn if a psychiatrist had concerns about a patient who allegedly killed a case worker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital before the doctor pulled out his own gun to protect himself.
    Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.
  • Ohio State band marches on after director's firing

    Ohio State band marches on after director's firing

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 06:12:24 GMT
    The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.
    The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.
  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-07-25 06:03:40 GMT
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.
  • Most Popular

Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.