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Thanks to Bill Scheefer

May 19, 2016
Lake Placid News

To the editor:

I'd like to thank a great man that has had an influence my life. His name is Bill Scheefer, whom I have known since I was a teenager. Bill has infectious enthusiasm for skiing that I, in turn, passed on to my children. He arranged numerous ski trips for the kids in the Saranac Lake Ski Club to go on. He took us to such destinations such as Tuckerman's Ravine at Mount Washington and in Canada. He has had an optimistic effect on many skiers, young and old, still to this day.

Bill was running the NASTAR race course at Whiteface when I ran into him again as an adult after moving back to the area. He encouraged me to pick up racing again and invited me to ski on his team for the weekly Whiteface race series, which I have been doing for several years.

Now Bill fields TWO entire teams, and all of his racers have much affection and respect for him. Besides sponsoring the teams, he's outfitted all of us with team jackets, helmets, poles, ski bags and goggles, and a list still goes on.

He is such and generous and loving man whose positivity radiates daily. For those of you who know him, you understand what I mean. He's just a great guy, and I thank him for all that he's done for me and countless others.


Laura-Jean Swanson

Saranac Lake



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