MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For parents of children with special needs, simple things like going out to dinner as a family can be a challenge.

That is why Brian and Eileen Foley started Padraig’s Place adaptive ski program, which gives families the chance to hit the slopes together.

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Saturday is their 8th annual Ski Race Benefit, which gives skiers and non-skiers the chance to honor participants, donors and supporters of Padraig’s Place.

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The race starts at 5:30 p.m. at Buck Hill. There is also a silent auction and live music as well. Click here for more details.

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In the video above, Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus spent the day on Buck Hill with the Foleys — and some very special children.