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Fund-raiser to benefit middle school ski program

Many people are aware of the unique ski program offered to the middle school students in Archuleta County.

More than 400 students have the opportunity to ski and snowboard at Wolf Creek Ski Area through a school district program, for a discounted price.

Each of the four grades in the middle school get to ski on three different Fridays during January and February. I participated in this program and believe it is one of the most unique offerings of my school career. I skied with friends, took lessons and got to experience winter on a whole different level.

With the current budget cuts in the district, the middle school ski scholarship program seemed like a good cause to support.

Here is where you come in. I am conducting a fund-raiser to support the ski trip scholarships. In honor of Scott Kay, a good friend and local ski patrol director who tragically passed away in an avalanche in 2010, I am organizing a raffle to raise money. All of the money I raise will fund scholarships for middle school skiers. The more money we raise, the more memorable experiences we can provide for Pagosa’s youth.

By purchasing a ticket or making a donation, you will not only be helping to keep the school ski program alive, but you will be helping to keep Scott’s legacy going. Scott donated his time to the thing he loved — teaching kids the art of ski racing. He was a huge advocate for the ski industry and his enthusiasm for the sport was really contagious. This is a way for us to honor his memory and continue to spread his enthusiasm.

The raffle ticket prizes have been generously donated by businesses in Pagosa. There are tons of great products and services including a snowboard, gift certificates to local businesses and much more.

If you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket or making a donation, please contact me, Devyn, by phone at (970) 903-4548, or by e-mail at Raffle tickets are also being sold at Home Again on Pagosa Street, downtown.

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