Marquette Mountain prepares for Shelley Glover Memorial Race
A ski race to honor a role model to young skiers across the Midwest is taking place this weekend.
The Shelley Glover Memorial Race is taking place Friday through Sunday at Marquette Mountain. Shelley Glover was a gifted athlete, who was a member of the U.S. Ski Team. In 2004, she died from injuries sustained during training.
The next year, Marquette Mountain adopted the new name for the race. Glover continues to be an inspiration for local skiers in the community.
“She was an awesome competitor, a great role model, and I think for our kids looking ahead, they all want to be like Shelley was. They all aspire to make the Olympics and the U.S. Ski Team,” said Wendy Maas, Head Coach of the Great Lakes Ski Academy.
More than 300 youth racers from the region will compete in the giant slalom and fast paced kombi events. Marquette Mountain will remain open for regular skiing during the weekend’s activities.