Sugarloaf/USA Charity Summit Offers Adventures of a Lifetime

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 19 2006 - 12:40 PM

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — If you’ve ever wanted to cheer on the Boston Bruins and ride on the Zamboni or cruise the back roads of Maine on your new Harley Davidson then you’ll want to join in the fun at the Sugarloaf Charity Ball. These dreams, plus many others, can be fulfilled at the 2007 Charity Summit on Jan. 19-20, 2007, when you can bid on these amazing adventures, vacations, and other one-of-a-kind items.

The live auction is just one aspect of the weekend-long Charity Summit that is an annual tradition at Sugarloaf to raise funds for the Maine Cancer Foundation and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center in Farmington. Last year this event raised more than $160,000 for these Maine-based charities. This year organizers have set the bar even higher and are aiming to raise $200,000.

The event kicks off on Friday, Jan. 19, at the Sugarloaf Inn with a cocktail reception with entertainment from Maine humorist Gary Crocker. Immediately after the reception, the Shipyard Brewhaus is hosting a special sushi dinner with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Charity Summit. Admission to the welcome reception is just $20 and the dinner is $50 per person.

On Saturday, Jan. 20, Charity Summit fundraisers and sponsors can compete in the charity race on Boardwalk. Participants strive to gain the “fastest” time, which is a combination of actual race time and the amount of money raised. The more money a participant raises, the more time that is deducted from their actual race time. The Challenge Race is the open to the public. Race your friends, your family, your coaches, Amos, and others for a small donation at the start gate.

After dark, the social event of the winter season, the Charity Ball, gets underway with music from Willy Kelly Band, who played with the late Jud Strunk. A silent auction and the drawing of the raffle winner of a two-year season pass to Sugarloaf will follow. The highlight of the evening will be the live auction when participants can bid on truly unique items such as a Harley Davidson motorcycle, two hours skiing or riding with Olympian Seth Wescott, vacations, a run with Joanie Benoit Samuelson, and much more.

The Maine Cancer Foundation and the Martha B. Webber Breast Cancer Center are dedicated to improving the health and welfare of Maine residents affected by cancer through research, community outreach, and prevention programs.

Tickets for the Charity Ball are available to the general public for $55 each or $100 per couple and can be purchased by calling 207-237-6931 or pick them up at Sugarloaf’s Guest Services desk in the base lodge.

For more information log on to or call Martha Bradley at 207-797-7130.