KILLINGTON, Vt. (September 12, 2011) – Vermont’s Killington Resort has created an online auction, “From the Ground Up ,” to assist Vermont farms that sustained damage from tropical storm Irene. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund to help local farmers begin to rebuild.
“Following Tropical Storm Irene, the Agency of Agriculture received calls from many farmers seeking guidance about lost land, lost crops, and lost livestock, as well as calls from Vermonters interested in supporting farmers,” said Chuck Ross, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. “Until now, there was no designated fund to which we could direct callers. The Farm Disaster Relief Fund creates a vehicle where we can connect the resources of concerned donors to the needs of affected farmers who have suffered damages from tropical storm Irene.”
Starting September 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EST, From the Ground Up will open online for bidding on items such as an Unlimited 2011-12 Killington Season Pass, first Gondola Ride of the 2011-12 season, two VIP Passes to any one of the 2011-12 Dew Tour stops in, including 2 one-day lift tickets to the host resort, one week of Woodward Camp at Cooper Mountain, Red Sox tickets for four at the Budweiser Roof Deck Table, a Burton Nug snowboard signed by Jake Burton and much more.
“Fortunately, Killington Resort received minimal damage from tropical storm Irene, however, many of our local farmers lost everything, “stated Chris Nyberg, president and general manager of Killington Resort, “From the Ground Up online auction will help Vermont farmers replace infrastructure as well as help cover losses sustained from the storm.”
Killington Resort is thankful for the generous auction items provided by local businesses as well as Resort partners and sponsors and we look forward to donating all the proceeds to our local farmers. From the Ground Up auction begins on September 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EST and bidding will conclude on September 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination that sits on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. The Resort boasts more than 70 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread out over six peaks and offers the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in the East. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course as well as 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. In addition, the numerous apres, dining, shopping and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 50 years. Killington.com