2018-03-14 / Community & Local News

CVA grand prize winner announced

Community support for the CVA student-athletes on full display at the 2018 scholarship auction and fundraising event.

The $10,000 Grand Prize winner Skanlon Sittig with Kate Punderson, CVA Head of School. The $10,000 Grand Prize winner Skanlon Sittig with Kate Punderson, CVA Head of School. CARRABASSETT VALLEY — “The 2018 Carrabassett Valley Academy Scholarship event was an amazing success, thanks to our incredibly supportive community,” said Sarah Perry, CVA Director of Marketing. Four hundred tickets were sold, with half of ticket holders attending the evening event and raising just over $90,000, beating last year’s total and creeping ever-so-close to the ambitious $100,000 goal.

The $1,000 Early Bird winners were Win and Vici Robinson. Vici, a CVA Trustee, generously donated their winnings directly back to the CVA Scholarship Fund.

The $10,000 Grand Prize winners were Skanlon and Heather Sittig, parents of CVA Weekend Program athlete, Lilly. The Sittig’s generously donated $5,000 of their winnings back to the CVA Scholarship Fund.

The community spirit of CVA was represented in full at this year’s fundraiser. Taking the role of auctioneer, Greg Powers from WSKI made the live bidding event exciting and enjoyable for all. CVA student-athletes Emma Downing and Ella Spear were also one hand to assist during the live auction and raffle draw.

“Each year we are incredibly humbled by the overwhelming support we see at our sole fundraising event. It’s incredibly powerful for the CVA student-athletes to witness the community rally around them as they pursue their dreams. Not only does it motivate them, it gives them confidence knowing the greater community is behind them, and so willing to contribute to help them realize their goals,” said Perry.

The scholarship event is critical for CVA to remain true to the mission the founders set forth nearly 40 years ago, to make CVA available to all deserving student athletes, nationally, internationally and perhaps most importantly, locally.

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