Funds Donated From Ski Area Assisted With the Purchase of Protective Ballistic Vests
Bartlett, NH – Attitash Mountain Resort recently donated $3,000 to assist the Bartlett Police Department with purchasing ballistic vests for each officer on the department. The vests are worn by on-duty officers as part of their uniform while performing daily tasks. In April of 2011, the Bartlett Police Department applied for a federal grant administered by the U.S. Department of Justice that would reimburse 50% of the purchase price for all ballistic vests purchased by the department. That grant was awarded and Attitash Mountain Resort donated the other 50% of the funds required to make the purchase. “In these tough fiscal times, the Bartlett Police Department appreciates this type of donation,” said Bartlett Police Department Chief Timothy Connifey. “We would not be able to purchase these vests without Attitash’s generous support.”
“This donation and specific allocation of financial support for the Bartlett Police Department began a year ago when my predecessor Kent Graham reached out to Tim to see how the ski area may help,” said Attitash Mountain Resort General Manager John Lowell. “I am very pleased that our commitment to donate the money and the process to gain grant funding has finally allowed for the purchase of equipment that will contribute to our local police officer’s safety.”
Photos attached – Bartlett Police Department Chief Timothy Connifey and Attitash Mountain Resort General Manager John Lowell display one of the newly acquired vests that will assist officer safety.
Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley, has most recently been ranked amongst the East’s top ten ski resorts for grooming, weather, accessibility, and off-hill activities by readers of SKI Magazine. Offering two distinct mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak, and one of New England’s most advanced snow making systems, Attitash is known for its signature terrain parks, ski school and children’s programs, open-glade terrain, apres entertainment, family value, the year-round mountain coaster attraction, and quality slopeside accommodations featuring the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. For further information, please visit www.attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.