Sunlight hosts film premiere in honor of injured local |

Sunlight hosts film premiere in honor of injured local

Sunlight Mountain’s seventh annual Teton Gravity Research film premiere, which will take place at 7 p.m. today at the Hotel Colorado, is more than just a movie night and celebration of the season this year.

While attendees will still get to see a ski and snowboard film — this year it will be “Almost Ablaze” — the night is special because it will serve as a fundraiser for local skier Tim Burr and his family.

Burr was backcountry skiing about two weeks ago and had an accident that has paralyzed him, according to Sunlight Marketing Director Jennie Spillane. She said the Burr family has always supported the community, and she hopes the community will return that support at this event.

“They’re just an awesome family,” Spillane said. “They’re very active in the community. It kind of hit the community hard when that happened.”

All proceeds, including $15 tickets and merchandise sales, will go to the Burr family, Spillane said.

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In addition, attendees who dress in ’80s ski gear will have the opportunity to win Meier skis or free beer for a year from Colorado Native. Sunlight will also host a drawing for a variety of prizes.

But the night is really about bringing the community together to support the Burr family. In addition to “Almost Ablaze,” a more personal video will be shown.

“We’ll probably show a clip of Tim skiing, too,” Spillane said.

Tickets are $15 and available in advance at Sunlight Ski and Bike.

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