2018-01-10 / Front Page

Climb for a Cure this Saturday

By Dee Menear Irregular Staff Writer

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The kickoff for the 18th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit will take place Saturday, Jan. 13. Originally set for Dec. 28, Climb for a Cure was rescheduled due to bitter cold temperatures. For a suggested donation of $10, Sugarloafers can take part in the moonlit climb: snowshoe or skin from the SuperQuad to Bullwinkle’s. Once there, climbers will gather for hot beverages and treats before descending back down the mountain.

The 18th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit will take place Saturday, Jan. 27. The highlight of the fundraising efforts — The Sugarloaf Charity Ball — is sold out; however there are still a number of ways to support the event. Join Amos’ Army and earn access to exclusive on-mountain events. Those who raise $150 or more will earn an Amos’ Army credential for admission to Cut for Cancer, Slalom with the Stars, Memorial Ski Run, and Amos’ Army tuning and snack tents. As fundraisers meet higher goals, more incentive prizes are unlocked, including exclusive Sugarloaf Charity Summit swag.

Additionally, the top individual fundraiser will receive a $750 Downhill Supply Company gift card while the top fundraising team will receive an exclusive opportunity of First Tracks with Ski Patrol, a 6:45 a.m. run for a group of up to 10 people, good for any day with advanced notice through the spring of 2018.

There are great goods and services to claim in the silent auction, which will be held in the King Pine Room Saturday, Jan. 27. The silent auction is open to all during the day but during the Charity Ball, only ticket holders will have access to the bidding sheets. All Sugarloafers are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a two-year Sugarloaf Season pass with no blackout dates. No need to wait until the event to purchase raffle tickets; they can be purchased now through the event website.

For nearly two decades, Sugarloaf’s premier fundraising event, the Sugarloaf Charity Summit, has raised money for Maine charities now totaling more than $2.25 million. This year, organizers are excited to be working with returning beneficiaries Maine Cancer Foundation and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, and are also pleased to welcome the Dempsey Centers to the team of recipients of proceeds from the charitable event.

Fundraising efforts are currently underway. To join Amos’ Army, or for more information on Sugarloaf Charity Summit events, visit sugarloafcharitysummit.org.

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