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- Ski Vermont’s Fifth Grade Passport Program raises $8,510 for Keep Local Farms Fund
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 02:29 PM
WOODSTOCK - Ski Vermont presented a contribution check of $8,510
to the Keep Local Farms Fund at Billings Farm and Museum in
Woodstock, Vt. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.
The contribution comes from the proceeds of Ski Vermont's Fifth
Grade Passport program, which enabled 1,900 children to ski and
snowboard for free in Vermont during the 2012-13 season.
This is the third 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 $26,000.
"Vermont's sprawling green fields and snow covered peaks are not
only a beautiful backdrop for visitors and Vermonters alike, but
are also a part of our economic landscape," said Ski Vermont Public
Affairs Director Sarah Neith. "It only makes sense for the ski and
farm industries to work together to guarantee the future success of
both iconic Vermont 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 it's 13th
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 farmers in the 2013-14 season.