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Eric Nageotte-Lowe Memorial Mogul Contest awards set for Saturday

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Provided to the TribuneThe Eric Nageotte-Lowe Memorial Mogul Contest awards are set for Saturday at Mo's Place. Nageotte-Lowe, pictured, died in a ski accident in 2004.

An awards ceremony and fundraising event to benefit members of the Heavenly Freestyle Team will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at Mo’s Place, 3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The community is invited.

The restaurant is donating a percentage of its proceeds to the Heavenly Freestyle Scholarship Fund to help with the financing of the Heavenly Freestyle Team.

The event will follow the Eric Nageotte-Lowe Memorial Mogul Contest, named for the local Olympic hopeful who died in a 2004 ski accident.

The Spirit in the Sky award will be given to someone on the team who does not always win or even place in the competition, but strives to do their best.

The Spirit in the Sky Award represents the character, motivation, attitude, sportsmanship, love and passion for the sport of freestyle skiing, and determination to try to do your best, according to his parents John and Toni Lowe and Ron Nageotte.

The awards are plaques donated by Jan Bleiweiss, a friend of Eric Nageotte-Lowe. Music and emcee services will be provided by Derek Tarpey of Lake DJ, the band Cash will also play. There will also be raffle prizes from local business including skis, equipment, clothing, ski passes and a television, among other items. A video of the day’s competition at Heavenly will be playing on a large screen.

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