After a near life-ending skydiving accident; Andy Wirth, President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, continues to give back to his community through multiple platforms. In 2013 Mr. Wirth suffered severe injury to his arm while descending to the ground from a skydiving event.
After months of being hospitalized, Andy Wirth slowly began the healing process and shortly after, met a group of Navy Seals conducting winter mountain training in his hometown area. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://about.me/andywirth
This led to the creation of an Ironman team entitled “Special Warfare Warrior Support”. Andy and his team participated in the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe event, raising nearly 40,000 dollars for the Navy Seal Foundation. The Navy Seal Foundation supports military special-operations members and assists them and their families upon returning home from a deployment. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://squawalpine.com/explore/blog/andy-wirth-elected-chairman-reno-tahoe-regional-air-service-corporation
Andy Wirth’s community outreach doesn’t end with the IRONMAN event- Mr. Wirth was appointed by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority to act as Chair of the 9 person board. Andy Wirth was chosen not only due to his deep generosity, but also due to his extensive knowledge of international resort management and dealings with various airline corporations. Read more: Andy Wirth – Squaw Valley CEO and Philanthropist
While serving as Chair of the RSCVA, Wirth worked to enhance travel and improve the gateway airport used to connect the Reno-Sparks and Lake Tahoe areas. Andy Wirth’s dedication to community excellence, fitness, and winter sports continues as the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.
Andy Wirth was recently featured on an episode of CBS’s “Undercover Boss” where he can be seen providing helpful hints to those hitting “the slopes” for the first time.
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