First 'Muk Up' ski benefit offers sun, speed


March 9, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Fans hold tailgate barbecues while cheering on nearly 100 participants of the first ever Muk Up ski race fundraiser on Saturday at Blackjack Mountain.


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BESSEMER TOWNSHIP - The first "Muk Up" ski race event had good weather and plenty of participants and fans on Saturday at Blackjack Mountain.

"I hope they do it again next year," said Pat Orr, of Ironwood, who came to watch her adult son race. "The fresh air, the kids and the adults having a good time."

The event was named to honor the late Tony Mukavitz, who passed away in May 2020. But the ski race itself was in the planning stages for several years, said Tony's son, Cody Mukavitz, of Ironwood.

"We're hoping to do this every year," Mukavitz s...

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