PPIHC makes Waldo Canyon contribution

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb’s special “Battle The Blaze” Fund will distribute almost $28,000 to local fire, police and sheriff’s offices and other agencies that responded to fight the epic Waldo Canyon Fire in July.

The funds were raised through donations on the PPIHC website, at the July 27 Olympic Downtown Celebration concert presented in partnership with business owners Sam & Kathy Guadagnoli, which featured Curb recording artists Rodney Atkins and Andy Gibson, and at the August 8th PPIHC Fan Fest downtown.

“We are proud to be able to reach out to thank the many men and women who fought the fire and risked their lives to protect our community, said Tom Osborne, Chairman of the PPIHC and President & CEO of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. ”They not only saved homes and lives, but made it possible for us to reschedule the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in August, which was another tremendous success.”