BEND, Ore. -

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

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 January 7th, 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, January 7-11th, January 14-18th and again on 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.

In 2011, 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 January 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.

About BGCCO

Founded in 1994, it is Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon’s mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. We offer programming focusing on three core areas: Academic Success, Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. BGCCO believes that each child must be given the means necessary to become healthy and productive citizens, regardless of the community resources. BGCCO operates four Clubs in Central Oregon in Bend, Redmond and Terrebonne. Further information can be found online at www.bgcco.org.