Okemo Cares and Shares Food Drive December 18th

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 08 2011 - 01:29 PM

LUDLOW, Vt. – During this holiday season, Okemo invites skiing and snowboarding guests to consider the needs of those less fortunate. On Sunday, Dec. 18, Okemo Mountain Resort will host its annual Holiday Cares and Shares Food Drive. When skiers and snowboarders donate at least five non-perishable food items, a new child’s toy or new clothing item, their generosity will be rewarded with a discounted day of skiing and riding at Okemo.

Okemo Mountain Ambassadors will be accepting donations in the Clock Tower base area and Jackson Gore base area between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Volunteers from the Black River Good Neighbor Services Christmas Basket Program will help distribute the donated items to needy families in time for the holidays.

In addition to gathering donations for the Cares and Shares Food Drive, Okemo is donating 100 frozen turkeys to the cause.

“We want to make sure every family in the Okemo Valley has plenty to eat this holiday season,” says Okemo Events Manager Liam Fracht-Monroe. “This is a great way to get our guests involved in the local community and it’s a great way for Okemo to play a part.”

For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort, please call (802) 228-1600 or visit www.okemo.com .