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Sunshine Kids annual Winter Games

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Jose Tepozotlan, of Houston, celebrates as he crosses the finish line during the Sunshine Kids Winter Olympic Games in Steamboat Springs on Friday morning. The Sunshine Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children with cancer. It provides positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients, and brings a group to Steamboat Ski Area each year. Photo by John F. Russell

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Lauren Rae Shock reacts after getting a peck on the cheek from Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane at the Sunshine Kids Winter Games at the base of the Bashor ski run at Steamboat Ski Area. Shock's new friends had surprised her with a face of whipped cream as she headed to the awards stand, and Spillane couldn't pass up an opportunity to make the young girls day. Photo by John F. Russell

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Noah Elliott, of St. Charles, Mo., cruises through a slalom course on the Bashor ski run Friday at Steamboat Ski Area during the Sunshine Kids Winter Games. The Sunshine Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children with cancer. It provides positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients, and brings a group to Steamboat Ski Area each year. Photo by John F. Russell

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Sunshine Kids participant Emily Garcia, of Texas, and STARS coach Cheyna Swartz race down the Bashor ski run during the annual Sunshine Kids Winter Games at Steamboat Ski Area. The Sunshine Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children with cancer. It provides positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients, and brings a group to the Steamboat Ski Area each year. Photo by John F. Russell

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Houston resident Mario Puente smiles at the base of the Bashor ski run Friday morning at the Sunshine Kids annual Winter Games. The Sunshine Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children with cancer. It provides positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients, and brings a group to Steamboat Ski Area each year. Photo by John F. Russell

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William Wallace, of Birmingham, Ala., gets his medal from Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane, left, and Sotheby's Cam Boyd. Sotheby's Reality has been a longtime supporter of STARS and the Sunshine Kids programs in Steamboat Springs. Photo by John F. Russell

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Louisiana resident Brenna Huckaby smiles at the base of the Bashor ski run Friday morning at the Sunshine Kids annual Winter Games. The Sunshine Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children with cancer. It provides positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients, and brings a group to Steamboat Ski Area each year. Photo by John F. Russell

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Alabama resident Izaiah Jemison bumps fists with Noah Elliott, of Missouri, at the base of the Bashor ski run during the Sunshine Kids annual Winter Games in Steamboat Springs. The Sunshine Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children with cancer. It provides positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients, and brings a group to Steamboat Ski Area each year. Photo by John F. Russell

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Lucy Murphy, with Sheraton Steamboat Resort, cheers from the base of the Bashor ski run during the Sunshine Kids annual Winter Games. Murphy said she has gotten to know many of the Sunshine Kids who have stayed at the Sheraton throughout the years and always comes out to cheer them on during race day. Photo by John F. Russell

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Lauren Rae Shock dances during the Sunshine Kids Winter Games at the base of the Bashor ski run at the Steamboat Ski Area. The Sunshine Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children with cancer. It provides positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients, and brings a group to Steamboat Ski Area each year. Photo by John F. Russell

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Mitchell Xayapraseuth, or Alaska, and Emily Garcia, of Texas, pose with Johnny Spillane's Olympic silver medals Friday at the Sunshine Kids annual Winter Games at Steamboat Ski Area. The Sunshine Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children with cancer. It provides positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients and brings a group to Steamboat Ski Area each year. Photo by John F. Russell

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