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Charity ski weeks aid United Way, MBSEF, BGCCO

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Mar 29 2013 02:37:09 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 01 2013 07:49:38 PM CDT

United Way of Deschutes County is very grateful to be an April beneficiary of the Mt. Bachelor 5th Annual Charity Ski Week Fundraiser. 

Mt. Bachelor provides lift ticket vouchers to United Way of Deschutes County that are valid weekdays April 8 - 12 and 22 - 26.  Skiers pick-up a voucher at United Way, present the voucher at the mountain along with $25 payment, and ski or snowboard all day.  Mt. Bachelor contributes 100% of the proceeds back to the United Way organization.  

Revenue generated through Mt. Bachelor’s Charity Ski Weeks goes to help support the programs and services provided by the agencies that partner with United Way.  Last year, over 74,000 area residents of Deschutes County received much needed assistance from the over 30 local programs and human services that United Way helps to fund. 

“Inclusion in this wonderful program is of great importance to our organization, the programs we help support and the recipients of those program services.” states Darleen Rodgers, Director of Resource Development with United Way of Deschutes County.

Mt. Bachelor President and General Manager, Dave Rathbun states, “We are very proud of the success of our charitable ski week programs and look forward to helping increase the overall ticket redemption and cash contribution to local Central Oregon non-profit organizations.”

Vouchers should be reserved by calling the United Way office at 541-389-6507.  Please call ahead to reserve vouchers and confirm a pick-up date. The number of vouchers available is limited. The United Way office is located at 1130 NW Harriman, Suite A, in the Mike Meier Building, which is downtown Bend, just behind the courthouse.  The office is open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.

United Way of Deschutes County thanks local residents for their on-going support and advocacy.  To learn more about LIVE UNITED, how to schedule a workplace campaign, or to make a pledge, contact the United Way office at (541) 389-6507, or view the Web site: www.deschutesunitedway.org.  You can also mail donations to:  PO Box 5969, Bend, OR  97708-5969.

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The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation is pleased to announce that they have $25 Mt. Bachelor lift ticket/vouchers that can be used April 8-12 and April 22-26 at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area. This is part of the Annual Charity Ski Week program at Mt. Bachelor where they will donate 100% of the proceeds back to MBSEF.  MBSEF appreciates the generous support of Mt. Bachelor to be included as a recipient of the Mt. Bachelor Charity Weeks.  If you plan on skiing in the next two weeks, please email molly@mbsef.org or call 541-388-0002 to reserve your vouchers.  Once you pick them up from the MBSEF office, you will redeem the vouchers at a ticket window and pay the $25 to Mt. Bachelor. 

 The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation’s mission is to be the Northwest’s leading sports training organization providing the positive values of competitive sports including Alpine and Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding and Cycling. 

 For more information, please contact molly@mbsef.org or 541-388-0002.

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Mt. Bachelor and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon are excited to be partnering again during the Charity Ski Weeks program at Mt. Bachelor for its second session this year.

The program, which has given over $340,000 to Central Oregon area non-profit organizations through the Charity Ski Week program over the past four seasons, gives locals another way to support local non-profits while enjoying the pristine slopes of Mt. Bachelor.

The vouchers can be picked up at the Downtown Bend Boys & Girls Club starting Monday, April 8th, and redeemed for a $25 full day lift ticket at the mountain. Mt. Bachelor will donate 100% of the proceeds for all vouchers redeemed directly back to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon at the end of the two-week long program.

The vouchers can be used midweek, April 8-12th and April 22-26th. Vouchers from Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon cannot be reserved and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. During the first round in January, the organization distributed all vouchers in less than 24 hours.

In 2012, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon received $9,225 from this program. The money was used to support their programs focusing on homework help, getting children active and community service projects. The money this year will support the same programs, putting youth on the path for success and great futures. “Supporting the youth in Central Oregon this April couldn’t be more fun,” said Nate Wyeth, Marketing Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon,

“Besides being able to ski for an unbeatable price, you know that you are doing your part in helping the nonprofits that provide so much to those in need in our community.” He continued, “We are grateful for the support from Mt. Bachelor over the years, they do so much good in our community.”

For more info, you can visit Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon on the web at www.bgcco.org. For a list of other nonprofits participating in the program this year, you can visit Mt. Bachelor’s community page at http://www.mtbachelor.com/winter/planner/in_the_community.

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