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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Birchleggings Club Annual Awards Breakfast 2023

The Annual Awards Breakfast is Back for 2023!

We cordially invite you to join us at the Birchleggers Club Breakfast on Sunday, Feburary 26, 2023. The event will be held from 09:00 -11:00 AM at the Steakhouse and Lodge, off of Highway 27 in Hayward. 

New 20, 30, and 40 year Birkie skiers will be recognized and presented with their Birchleggers awards. New 20 year Birchleggers will receive a free breakfast, compliments of the Birchleggings Club!

Note: If you cannot make the breakfast, awards can be picked up at the Birkie Store in the Celebration Zone after the Birkie Race on February 25, 2023.

Ben Popp, Executive Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, will be providing an update on the Birkie. This year's recipients of the Tony Wise Spirit of the Birkie Award will be honored, and we will be having a Live Auction for an autographed Jessie Diggins World Cup Bib!

Guests are welcome! No reservations are required. Breakfast tickets are sold at the door and the cost is $16. Come hang out with fellow skiers. Skiers are encouraged to wear their Birchleggers bib! You can also donate your bib to our Birkie Bib Bags Fundraising Project.


The address, telephone number, GPS Coordinates, and website of The Steakhouse & Lodge are:
Steakhouse and Lodge
15860 T Bone Lane
Hayward, WI 54843
715-934-4411
GPS:46.002568, -91.486723
 
What we do: The Birchleggings Club Inc. supports the American Birkebeiner in various ways. We recognize and present awards to the 20, 30 and 40 year skiers at our annual Birchlegger Sunday breakfast. The Tony Wise Award, which is given in recognition of significant contribution to the growth and success of the Birkebeiner, is presented annually by the Birchleggings Club. In our most major effort, the club funded the Birchleggings warming hut at Mosquito Brook on the Birkie trail. The Birchleggings Club played a significant role in the funding of the Tony Wise Museum of the American Birkebeiner.

More recently, the club contributed to the funding of the Becker Law Link and installed the Birchleggings Bell on the Birkebeiner trail. The Birchleggings Club has contributed to the Capital Campaign for Mt. Telemark Conservancy and Telemark Village by purchasing one acre of conservancy land. In preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Birkie in 2024, the BLC is raising funds to purchase a Taiga “Nomad” Electric Snowmobile to donate to ABSF for trail use and filming the lead groups during the women’s and men’s Birkie without filling the trail with fuel emissions

What else we do:  To promote participation by youth in skiing and healthy lifestyle activities, the Birchleggings Club helps to provide Korteloppet entry-fee scholarships for high school skier athletes through the Wisconsin Nordic Network. The club also contributes to the “Nordic Rocks for Schools” program of the Central Cross-Country Ski Association (CXC). This program assists schools in obtaining Nordic ski equipment for their physical education classes.

Birchleggings Hut: The Birchleggings Club is the sponsor of the Mosquito Brook hut.  Stop by the Mosquito Brook Hut to be warmed by the fire and view the vintage ski pictures, Birkie posters, and old skis.  

The Birchleggings Club ® Membership: Birchleggers Member Dues -  Now is the time to pay your annual Birchleggers dues. Dues are $35. Dues-paying members are eligible for gear discounts at several ski retailers, and are also eligible to run as or vote for the Birchleggers Board of Directors.  For convenience (and some savings), dues can be paid for multiple years:   See more info at our Membership Page on the Bichleggings Website.

Good luck in this year's 2023 Birkie!

The Birchleggings Club  

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