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A BANNER YEAR FOR FUNDRAISING AT THE 7TH ANNUAL DOWNHILL 24 AT SUGARLOAF!

D24 Home Page Feature 2019
Thanks to ALL of you who came out to volunteer, support, and participate in the 2019 WinterKids Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf Mountain, we smashed our fundraising goal by hitting $364,593!

UPCOMING EVENTS & PROMOTIONS

  • Shop Amazon Smile to Benefit WinterKids!

    July 20, 2019

  • Dynamic Fit Challenge (proceeds benefit WinterKids)

    September 14, 2019

  • Maine Marathon

    October 6, 2019

  • 8th Annual License to Chill

    November 8, 2019

  • Active Maine Expo

    January 11, 2020

  • 8th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf

    March 6, 2020

WINTERKIDS WINTER GAMES

WinterKids WinterGames

Throughout the month of January, students and staff at 31 elementary schools around the state of Maine went for the gold in our second annual WinterKids Winter Games.

Donate to WinterKids
Kids on the Ski Lift
Volunteer for WinterKids

WHYWINTERKIDS
"Being a Passport holder gave me access to a whole world of winter activities I didn’t know were possible."

Bailey Sullivan, WinterKids Passport Alum

2018-03-01T19:45:39-04:00

Bailey Sullivan, WinterKids Passport Alum

"Being a Passport holder gave me access to a whole world of winter activities I didn’t know were possible."
"WinterKids passport helped me to start skiing, which is an activity I still love to do today, and I hope the Passport still continues to help kids like me in Maine do what they love!"

Sabie Lindsay, WinterKids Passport Alum

2018-03-16T17:01:08-04:00

Sabie Lindsay, WinterKids Passport Alum

"WinterKids passport helped me to start skiing, which is an activity I still love to do today, and I hope the Passport still continues to help kids like me in Maine do what they love!"
"WinterKids provides such an invaluable opportunity. I am forever grateful for their work ensuring that so many Maine kids have a chance to stay active and healthy through the winter."

Ethan Strimling, Mayor of Portland Maine

2018-10-10T15:55:47-04:00

Ethan Strimling, Mayor of Portland Maine

"WinterKids provides such an invaluable opportunity. I am forever grateful for their work ensuring that so many Maine kids have a chance to stay active and healthy through the winter."
"Being a parent and a WinterKids volunteer is a wonderful way to give back, but it also brings it full circle for me. My employer supports WinterKids and encourages my participation which makes it so easy to volunteer! Oh, and don't forget the WinterKids staff, they have FUN written all over them!"

Erin Embrey, WinterKids volunteer

2018-10-10T15:59:25-04:00

Erin Embrey, WinterKids volunteer

"Being a parent and a WinterKids volunteer is a wonderful way to give back, but it also brings it full circle for me. My employer supports WinterKids and encourages my participation which makes it so easy to volunteer! Oh, and don't forget the WinterKids staff, they have FUN written all over them!"
"WinterKids provides an opportunity to directly impact kids so they develop a love for the outdoors and learn how to make good choices about food and lifestyle. That excites me!"

Derrick Hill

2018-10-10T16:01:20-04:00

Derrick Hill

"WinterKids provides an opportunity to directly impact kids so they develop a love for the outdoors and learn how to make good choices about food and lifestyle. That excites me!"
"I had such great opportunities growing up to ski and snowboard in the Maine mountains, so I am glad to give back by reaching out to kids and encouraging them to get outside and participate in healthy winter sports. WinterKids creates those opportunities for kids."

Seth Wescott: 2006 & 2010 Snowboard Cross Olympic Gold Medalist, WinterKids Spokesman, Sugarloafer, Dad

2018-10-10T16:03:41-04:00

Seth Wescott: 2006 & 2010 Snowboard Cross Olympic Gold Medalist, WinterKids Spokesman, Sugarloafer, Dad

"I had such great opportunities growing up to ski and snowboard in the Maine mountains, so I am glad to give back by reaching out to kids and encouraging them to get outside and participate in healthy winter sports. WinterKids creates those opportunities for kids."
"It's an amazing program that you run, and we are proud to be associated with it. THANK YOU for the incredible honor!"

Johnny Boudreau: Dad, Past Downhill 24 King of the Mountain - Team Powdah 11's, Sugarloafer

2018-10-10T16:05:27-04:00

Johnny Boudreau: Dad, Past Downhill 24 King of the Mountain - Team Powdah 11's, Sugarloafer

"It's an amazing program that you run, and we are proud to be associated with it. THANK YOU for the incredible honor!"
"The WinterKids Guide to Outdoor Active Learning has brought so much to our school, not just in ways that keep the children physically active but also in ways to keep them engaged socially and emotionally. Many of the activities are geared to get the children working together and becoming a team, no winners, no losers...just kids having fun."

Penni Theriault: Owner of Lots of Tots Childcare Center, WinterKids Challenge Teacher

2018-10-10T16:07:31-04:00

Penni Theriault: Owner of Lots of Tots Childcare Center, WinterKids Challenge Teacher

"The WinterKids Guide to Outdoor Active Learning has brought so much to our school, not just in ways that keep the children physically active but also in ways to keep them engaged socially and emotionally. Many of the activities are geared to get the children working together and becoming a team, no winners, no losers...just kids having fun."
WinterKids has helped over 100,000 Maine children to be active outdoors in the winter through unique education programs statewide.
Winter is Fun
  • What have your kids learned through play?
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#natureplay #natureplayground #activeplay #activelearning #learnfromnature #outsideclassroom #naturesclassroom
  • What could be better than summer in New England? Great deals for the whole family on summer fun, of course!⁣
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With the launch of our new #WinterKidsApp last winter, we’re now able to offer summer discounts and deals for the first time ever. Even better, deals are good for even more family members of all ages! ⁣
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Here are a few of our favorite app partner activities in July, and be sure to explore the app for even more fun things to do in #Maine and #NewHampshire this summer!⁣
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➸ Free Kids Entry to Race 3 of the My Bike Series with @youthcycleproject on July 24⁣
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➸ 2nd Annual Portland Kids Duathlon (@portlandkidsduathlon) on July 28⁣
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➸ Arlberg Ski & Surf Shop (@arlbergskishops): 24hr surfboard rentals for just $10!⁣
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Now, get out there and have some fun this summer!⁣
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#WinterKids #GetOutside #OutdoorFun  #goodtimesoutside #outdoorfamilies #outdoorfamilyadventures #kidsoutside #getkidsoutside #getkidsoutdoors #activekidsarehappykids #activekidsarehealthykids #healthykidscommunity #healthykidsarehappykids #healthykidshappykids #raiseawildchild #kidsunplugged
  • What's your favorite way to make a s'more? Are you a traditionalist, or do you enjoy a twist on this old favorite?⁣
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#SmoresPlease #SummertimeTreats⁣
  • Join us at the new @DynamicFitChallenge on September 24th at @PinelandFarms!!! It's going be a ton of fun, not to mention a great way to challenge yourself, and have some down and dirty fun with friends!⁣
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⁣Click the link in our bio and Register Today!⁣⁣⁣⁣
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⁣#mudrun #bootcamp #dynamicfitchallenge
  • ❝Where liberty dwells, there is my country.❞⁣
⤖Benjamin Franklin⁣
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While you are appreciating all the things that bring you joy this 4th of July holiday, don't forget to remember, and honor, the sacrifices that have been made allowing you this life of freedom!⁣
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#FreedomIsNotFree #USAPride
  • Are you a nosy pepper? 🤣#WinterKids #KidsJokes⁣⁣
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#creativekids #creativekids_ig #artistickids #kidhumor #makesomeonesmile #kidsjokesarethebest #kidjokes #kidsjokes #kidsarefunny #funnykids #kidhumor #makesomeonesmile #makesomeonelaugh #laughteristhebestmedicine #laughteristhebest #laughtoday
  • "Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right." -Anon

#WarmUpWithWinterKids #activekidsarehappykids #activekidsarehealthykids #healthykidscommunity #healthykidsarehappykids #healthykidshappykids #raiseawildchild #kidsunplugged
  • We recently asked our board members to share why they're passionate about WinterKids!⁣
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Outgoing board member, Scot Balentine of @LLBean, is a father himself, and has always been dedicated to making sure kids are exposed to just how much fun being outside can be. We thank him for his six years of dedication to the WinterKids mission!⁣
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What's YOUR #WhyWinterKids?⁣
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#WinterKids  #goodtimesoutside #outdoorfamilies #outdoorfamilyadventures #kidsoutside #getkidsoutside #getkidsoutdoors #activekidsarehappykids #activekidsarehealthykids #healthykidscommunity #healthykidsarehappykids #healthykidshappykids #raiseawildchild #kidsunplugged
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