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Gov. Bob McDonnell visits Snowflex ski slope

December 9, 2010 : Allison Cundiff/Liberty University News Service

 
Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ski at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre Thursday, Dec. 9.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell visited the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre Thursday evening to attend a private dessert reception in the Barrick-Falwell Lodge honoring Del. Kathy Byron (VA House District 22).

During his visit, the governor tried out the year-round ski slope, joining Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. down the slope three times.

“This feels a little more dangerous than speaking at convocation, Chancellor,” McDonnell joked. “This is a new adventure. I’ve usually come to speak here and not to ski, so this is a first.”

McDonnell has visited Liberty in recent years to speak to students at convocation and attend other events on campus, such as “Celebration on the Mountain” during the Fourth of July.

“I love the spirit of the people here. I went to a Christian graduate school myself, and I just love the sense of family and the support structure and the care for one another and just the dedication to the fundamental principles that made our country great,” McDonnell said. “I just really appreciate the whole educational structure here, so I’m always glad to be back.”