Ski Vermont Raises $10,800 for Keep Local Farms Fund

Ski Vermont shows their support of the Vermont farm industry through a generous donation to the Keep Local Farms Fund.  

Ski-VT-raises-funds-221x300Waterbury, VT – Ski Vermont presented a contribution check of a record breaking $10,800 to theKeep Local Farms Fund at Rosina Wallace Farm in Waterbury, VT on Friday, September 19, 2014. The contribution comes from the proceeds of Ski Vermont’s Fifth Grade Passport program which enabled 2,150 children to ski and snowboard for free in Vermont during the 2013-14 season.

This is the fourth year in a row that the profits were donated to the Keep Local Farms Fund, which supports the long-term viability of New England’s dairy farms using three strategies: educating New Englanders about dairy farming, promoting purchases of milk and other dairy foods, and raising funds to support the sustainability of New England’s dairy farms. Contributions from Ski Vermont to the Keep Local Farms Fund over the last three years total nearly $36,800.

“Ski Vermont and our resorts are proud supporters of the farm industry in Vermont and happy to be able to donate proceeds from a great program to local farmers,” said Ski Vermont Public Affairs Director Sarah Wojcik. “The ski and farm industries are both integral parts of Vermont’s tourism and economic landscapes, and it is great that we can work together to guarantee the future success of both  industries.”

“Ski Vermont has been an amazing supporter of our Must Be The Milk program and Keep Local Farms Fund. We are honored to partner with Ski Vermont, a like-minded partner who sees the connection between dairy agriculture and tourism and how the relationship benefits the local community, economy and environment,” said New England Dairy Promotion Board CEO, Gary Wheelock.

Ski Vermont’s Fifth Grade Passport program will launch its 14th year of enabling children to ski free at all partner resorts, inspiring them to connect with the Vermont landscape. Ski Vermont also pledges to continue to donate proceeds from the passport’s $10 processing fee to support the sustainability of New England’s dairy farms during the 2014-15 season.