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 28 Vermont Families through our World's Largest Snow Softball fundraiser, provided financial support to an additional 12 families through the Konner Drury Fund, 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 $450,000.00 for Vermont families with children battling cancer.

Since that fateful 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, now Executive Director, Corey has tripled the organizations fundraising efforts, secured grants, recruited a mission-driven Board of Directors, and established additional programs, such as the Konner Drury Fund.

Looking toward the future, FFFF plans to expand its efforts to reach each not only the families of the 25-30 new cases of childhood cancer in Vermont each year but to offer programs that will positively impact all families battling childhood cancer.


cass bresette (snow softball event founder) - 2009