Red Bull event to help fundraising for Cathedral window

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Cathedral east rose window is directly above the starting line of the Red Bull Crashed Ice course. Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit

The Cathedral east rose window is directly above the starting line of the Red Bull Crashed Ice course. Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit

As skaters from around the country and the world compete at the annual Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships Feb. 26-27 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, spectators can send a text to help pay for the Cathedral’s east rose window.

Cathedral staff are hoping that visitors to the event will make contributions via text message to pay for the restoration of the window, which will cost approximately $100,000. The goal for the weekend is to raise $10,000. The 26-foot window currently is in fragile condition, with pieces of stained glass close to falling out.

Red Bull Crashed Ice has agreed to help this effort by broadcasting live a Cathedral-Red Bull Crashed Ice graphic over all the jumbotron screens throughout the event — both Friday and Saturday nights. And the lights will be dimmed the first time the graphic flashes up on screen both nights.

Those wishing to donate can text RESTORE to 91999.

 

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