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United Way beneficiary of charity ski weeks

BEND, Ore. - United Way of Deschutes County is very grateful to be a January beneficiary of the Mt. Bachelor 5th Annual Charity Ski Week Fundraiser. 

Mt. Bachelor provides lift ticket vouchers to United Way of Deschutes County that are valid January 7 - 11 and 14-18.  Skiers pick-up a voucher at United Way, present it at the mountain along with $25, and ski or snowboard all day.  Mt. Bachelor contributes 100% of the proceeds back to the United Way organization. 

Revenue generated through Mt. Bachelor's Charity Ski Weeks goes to help support the programs and services provided by the agencies that partner with United Way.  In 2011, over 74,000 area residents of Deschutes County received much needed assistance from the 33 local programs and human services that United Way helps to fund. 

"Inclusion in this wonderful program is of great importance to our organization and the programs we help support" states Darleen Rodgers, Director of Resource Development with United Way of Deschutes County.

Mt. Bachelor President and General Manager Dave Rathbun states, "We are very proud of the success of our charitable ski week programs and look forward to helping increase the overall ticket redemption and cash contribution to local Central Oregon non-profit organizations."

Vouchers can be reserved by calling the United Way office at 541-389-6507.  Tickets for the January session will be available for pick-up starting January 3rd.  The United Way office is located at 1130 NW Harriman, Suite A, in the Mike Meier Building, which is downtown Bend, just behind the courthouse.  The office is open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.  The office will be closed Dec. 24 & 25.

Members of the community, both individuals and companies, are encouraged to help the United Way reach its campaign goal.  To learn more about LIVE UNITED, how to schedule a workplace campaign, or to make a pledge, contact the United Way office at (541) 389-6507, or view the Web site:  You can also mail donations to:  PO Box 5969, Bend, OR  97708-5969.

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