Mt. Bachelor Donates Record Charity Ski Weeks Contribution

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Mt. Bachelor has donated a single-season record $99,200 to local Central Oregon non-profit organizations as a result of this winter’s annual Charity Ski Weeks program.

This year’s beneficiaries include The Environmental Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, The United Way, the Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF), Oregon Adaptive Sports, Saving Grace, Community and Shelter Assistance (CASA) and Sparrow Clubs.

“The support that Mt. Bachelor continues to give to nonprofits in our community is invigorating, especially in the economic climate in which we’re operating,” said Nate Wyeth, marketing & developing director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon. “With all of the ups and downs in the news lately, Mt. Bachelor is setting a great example for other area businesses.”

The Charity Ski Weeks ran for four weeks Monday through Friday, with Session 1 held January 2-6, 9-13, and Session 2 held April 2-6, 9-13, 2012. Mt. Bachelor Charity Week partners distributed vouchers valid for a $25 full-day adult lift ticket during the ski week sessions.

Mt. Bachelor then donates 100 percent of the proceeds back to the issuing beneficiary when the vouchers were redeemed at the resort.

“We’re very grateful to Mt Bachelor for the support given the selected charities and for giving members of the community an opportunity to ski at such a reduced rate,” said Terri King at Sparrow Clubs USA.

The record contribution marked the fourth season of this unique fundraising initiative, which was developed by Mt. Bachelor in 2009. Since the start of the program, a total of $340,825 has been raised for participating non-profit organizations.

Beneficiaries are encouraged to maximize the redemption percentage of vouchers they distribute in order to receive the highest possible donation from Mt. Bachelor. Each year, the beneficiary with the lowest total redemption is cycled out in order to allow new beneficiaries to apply for inclusion. Previous beneficiaries can reapply for future inclusion. Boys & Girls Club participated in 2010, and again this season, and was one of the highest overall performers for ticket redemption and donation.

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