Mt. Bachelor 'Ski for Schools' fund-raiser is back

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POSTED: 1:27 PM PST November 7, 2012    UPDATED: 1:30 PM PST November 7, 2012 

The 8th annual Mt. Bachelor Ski for Schools fundraiser to benefit the Education Foundations for Bend-La Pine and Redmond Schools will run with eight days over the course of two weeks this year!

One day passes for $25 each will be for sale starting November 9th at area retailers. They may be redeemed Monday – Thursday, Nov. 26th-29th & Dec. 3rd-6th.

Mt. Bachelor generously donates 100% of Ski for Schools revenue back to the foundations. Since 2005, the event has garnered $135,000 benefiting countless students!

Heather Vihstadt, Executive Director of the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools stated, “The funds raised for our district primarily benefit the Activity Fee Scholarship Program, allowing youth in need to partake in after-school sports. Studies show that student engagement in such programs enhances academic performance, provides opportunity for valuable life lessons, and benefits society as a whole with reduced juvenile crime. We are immensely grateful to Mt. Bachelor.”

The Redmond Education Foundation shares in the proceeds that provide grants for educators and post-secondary scholarships to students.

Andy Goggins, Director of Marketing and Communications at Mt. Bachelor, conveyed “We’re excited to continue supporting the Bend-La Pine and Redmond Education Foundations through the Ski for Schools program again this winter. This is another great way that Mt. Bachelor can contribute to our local communities while offering a great value for area residents to ski and ride for just $25!”

Skiers and snowboarders are urged to purchase Mt. Bachelor Ski for Schools lift tickets at the following Central Oregon locations.

In Bend and Sunriver: 4 Season’s Recreational Outfitters, Great Outdoors by Altrec.com, La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery, Mid Oregon Credit Union, Mountain Supply, Pine Mountain Sports, Powder House, REI, Side Effect, Skjersaa’s, Village Bar & Grill, and Zydeco. In Redmond: Grocery Outlet (Redmond only), McDonalds (Redmond only), Mid Oregon Credit Union, Jody's, and Northwest Community Credit Union (Redmond Only). Tickets are limited and will only be available until December 2nd. They will NOT be sold at the Mt. Bachelor ticket windows, SO PURCHASE THEM NOW!

For more information please call 541-355-5660, email  education.foundation@bend.k12.or.us or visit www.mtbachelor.com.

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