Skier Appreciation Day nets $11,500 for United Way |

Skier Appreciation Day nets $11,500 for United Way

Post Independent/Kelley Cox Four-year-old Carter Pressler, of New Castle, learns to ski thanks to a little help from his dad Rodney Pressler on a chilly January day at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Sunlight recently held its annual Skier Appreciation Day on was Jan. 6. The event raised about $11,500 for United Way.

Beautiful skiing weather and great snow added to the success of Skier Appreciation Day at Sunlight Mountain Resort, where approximately $11,500 was raised for United Way of Garfield County on Jan. 6.

“We beat last year’s record of $10,000,” United Way director Leslie Robinson said. “This would not be possible without the support of event sponsors LaFarge and EnCana.” An additional $500 donation from WestStar Bank assured United Way would go over the top in donations.

Nearly 1,100 skiers and snow boarders came from all over Colorado to enjoy Sunlight Mountain for only $10 for the day.

“It was worth $10 to just sit out on the deck and enjoy the outdoors,” stated Phil Long from LaFarge, who has hosted this event for 20 years.”We want to thank everyone who came out to support United Way agencies. The $11,500 will go a long way to help those in need,” Robinson noted.

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