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The 2nd annual WinterKids Downhill 24 is almost here. Do you have your ski team together?
The Downhill 24 is a 24-hour ski challenge fundraiser that benefits WinterKids, the fantastic non-profit organization that “helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity.”
The event is “a 24-hour ski challenge – the only one of its kind in Maine – to help get more kids outside and active in the winter,” said Julie Mulkern, WinterKids executive director. “At last year’s inaugural event, over 130 participants skied or snowboarded to help raise $45,000 for WinterKids programs. We anticipate double the participation this year.”
Brimming with excitement and enthusiasm, Julie continues: “This event is for all levels of skiers and riders, ages 12+. Never mind the Olympics, these folks are skiing for 24 hours straight! With vendors, prizes, live bands, entertainment and food around the clock, this event draws a great crowd to Mt. Abram!”
More details on the Downhill 24…
This year’s event is slated for March 8-9, 2014 (technically 23 hours of skiing with the clock “springing forward”). The Downhill 24 is open to all levels of skiers and riders (12 years old and up) and is an awesome opportunity for both competition and camaraderie.
Teams can strategize their team configuration any way they’d like, as long as one person from the team in on the slopes at all times. We have individual teams and corporate teams (currently from Hannaford, TD Bank, L.L. Bean, wex, MaineHealth, Verrill Dana and more!) with lots of prize categories.
Great event Julie, thanks for all the good info.
Speaking of, get the complete details on the WinterKids Downhill 24 website, get your team of friends and family together, and then come out next weekend for a heckuva lot of good fun for a great cause.
And by all means, if you can’t participate but would like to donate, you can do that too!
MORE INFO: WinterKids Downhill 24.