15th Annual “Break the Sound Barrier” Ski Race

The 15th Annual “Break the Sound Barrier” Ski Race fundraiser at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton was held on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

2017 Ski Race
A cold and windy March Sunday didn’t deter the enthusiastic skiers and spectators at this year’s ski race! We fundraised over $28,000 thanks in large part to the awesome support of our team’s spectacular outreach and the generosity of new and familiar sponsors. There’s still time to donate –  check out the event page- here.



The 2017 event hit the marks for fundraising and fun-racing with perfect skiing conditions and a great turnout. Best of all, we reconnected with old friends and welcomed new faces!

Individual and Team race times  can be viewed here —  Ski Race Results 2017

2017 Race Winners:

Fastest Team (Gross): Blue Mooners (1:21:53)
(Ella Novick, Sarah Novick, Gregg Novick, Tina Novick)
Fastest Team (Net After Donations): Don’t Rush Just Crush (1:18:34) (Ben Dawson, Henry Gleason)
Fastest Male Skier: Owen White (25.17)
Fastest Female  Skier: Molly Johnson (25.65)
Top Fundraising Team: Captain Bart Haag of Team Albin, Randall & Bennett
Fastest 14 & under: Shayla Harriman (33.38) and William Maziarz (35.69)
Best Kids Wipeout: Enzo Perlut (Team MPM)
Best Child Costume: Charlotte McDonald “Witch” (Team MPM)
Best Cheerer: Gus Pfeifle and Huck Harlow

2017 Teams

Albin, Randall & Bennett (Bart Haag, Ethan Haag, Keith Denecker, Karla Brannen)
Blue Mooners (Gregg, Tina, Ella and Sarah Novick)
Cascades (Molly Johnson, Devin Stanton)
Don’t Rush, Just Crush (Ben Dawson, Henry Gleason)
Mercy Hospital (Matt Hearst, Kevin Burke, Hannah Harlow, and Luke, Sam and Ruby Pfeifle)
Murray, Plumb & Murray (1: Nico, Enzo & Rosa Perlut, and Krista Branson)
Murray, Plumb & Murray (2:: William Maziarz, Charlotte & Sophie McDonald and Michaela Branson)
Skidaddle (Zack Daniels, Shayla Harriman, Marc and Emily Girard)
Sloane Rangers (Owen White, Jennifer Kanwit, Samantha Reisman, and Darcy Whalley)

Porous Technologies: (
Nate Marles, Jen Butler, Kevin McKee, Asher Platts, and Nick McKee)

Below is a list of our loyal sponsors for 2017

We wish to thank Shawnee Peak for helping to make our event the success it is year after year and for welcoming the hear ME now community. Also, the images above are a small selection of the fantastic pictures taken by Cunningham Photography.

2017 Sponsors 

Albin, Randall & Bennett     
Coastal Landscaping
Irwin Tardy & Morris    
Martin’s Point Health Care
Mercy Hospital  
Murray Plumb & Murray
Porous Technologies  
Q4 Marketing
Stormwater Compliance   
New England Development
Red Sox Foundation