A Little History of Freezing Fun For Families

 Founded in 1999 by Cass Bresette, Freezing Fun For Families  started as a local fundraising event, to raise money for the Central Vermont Softball League. Eight teams joined together for a day of fun in late February, playing softball in the snow. The event was so well received that Cass decided to hold the fundraiser again the following year, but this time the proceeds were to go to the memorial of Arther Rice, and at that moment the idea of Freezing Fun For Families and helping Vermont families with children battling Cancer was born. Since 2000, Freezing Fun For Families has provided financial assistance to 24 Vermont Families, purchased a Vermont family a new home (with the help of Fecteau Homes), furnished a comfort room in Central Vermont Medical Centers cancer treatment facility and set a Guinness World Record. In all totaling over $375,000.00 for Vermont families with children battling cancer.

Since that faithful day in February of 1999, Freezing Fun For Families has become much more than your local fundraiser. Building on the excitement of the snow softball tournament, Freezing Fun For Families added a semi-formal dinner to boost fundraising efforts. In 2008 as founder Cass Bresette was stepping down, he named Corey Touchette as his predecessor. In his first year as Director, Touchette not only established Freezing Fun For Families as a registered 501(c)(3), but went on to successfully organize a Guinness World Record attempt, thus making Freezing Fun For Families snow softball event, officially, "The Worlds Largest Snow Softball Tournament".

Since taking over as Director, Corey has registered Freezing Fun For Families with SAM's as well as Dunn & Bradstreet, making them eligible for State and Federal grants. He has also secured grants with The Ben & Jerry's Foundation and The Vermont Mutual Fund, and as of July 2016 has recruited a professional Board of Directors who's goal is to grow programs and continue to help Vermont families with children battling cancer for many years to come.