The Chill Foundation Along With The Summit at Snoqualmie Announces the First Annual Seattle Chill Shred-a-Thon, Saturday, March 31, 2012View as a PDF
Seattle, WA (February 9, 2012) – The Summit at Snoqualmie will host a Shred-a-Thon benefiting the Seattle Chill Program, Saturday, March 31, 2012. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the 75 under-served and at-risk youth from Seattle that participate in the local non-profit youth-development program.
“We are extremely excited to partner with The Summit at Snoqualmie to raise money for the Seattle Chill Program this winter,” said Derek Freeburn, Development Manager for The Chill Foundation. “The money raised will be used to directly benefit the local Seattle site and help us with our mission of becoming locally supported and self-sustaining.”
Chill gives at-risk and under-served youth the chance to break boundaries and be successful in life. More than that, Chill helps these youth look forward – to see beyond the circumstances of today – encouraging them to focus on positive alternatives for the future. Our weekly themes serve as the anchor for the youth-development piece of the program while the sport of snowboarding serves as the vehicle, creating profound and impactful teaching moments.
A Shred-a-Thon is similar to a walkathon – interested participants solicit sponsors to support riding for a cause. Sponsors donate flat rates or per vertical feet the participant rides during the event. Participants will be eligible to purchase $35 lift tickets to The Summit at Snoqualmie on the day of the event or will receive free lift tickets if they meet the $125 fundraising goal.
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Program Coordinator – Seattle Chill
The mission of the Chill Foundation is to provide opportunities for at-risk and under-served youth to build self-esteem and life skills through board sports. Each year we take about 75-100 youth from each of our sites to the slopes. We provide them with everything they need to learn to ride: lift tickets, lessons, transportation, and head-to-toe gear. We use snowboarding to motivate youth to accomplish goals they never thought they could, while teaching them some of the most important lessons in life about patience, persistence, responsibility, courage, respect, and pride – our weekly themes within the program.
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