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Winter Games 2020 Impact
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The WinterKids Winter Games 2020 got 32 Maine schools (2 in every county in Maine), including 7,332 kids and 1087 teachers and support staff to take their classrooms outside this winter, learning, playing, and taking advantage of the magic that is Winter in Maine!


WinterKids helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. We create opportunities for children to be active, vibrant and healthy in the outdoors.
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It's an amazing program that you run, and we are proud to be associated with it. THANK YOU for the incredible honor!
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Johnny Boudreau
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.
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Seth Wescott
Two-time Olympic champion in the snowboard cross / Winterstick
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!
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Derrick Hill
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!
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Erin Embrey
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.
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Ethan Strimling
Mayor / Portland, Maine
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!
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Sabie Lindsay
WinterKid Alumni
Being a Passport holder gave me access to a whole world of winter activities I didn’t know were possible.
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Bailey Sullivan
WinterKid Alumni
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WinterKids has helped over 100,000 Maine children to be active outdoors in the winter through unique education programs statewide.
Winter is Fun
  • An epic WinterKids Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf Mountain is now on the books, shattering all previous fundraising records (participants, teams, sponsors, AND fundraising) for this, our 8th year of the event, and 5th year anniversary at Sugarloaf Mountain!⁣⁣⁣
Money raised at the Downhill 24 supports our work to help children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. This year’s event raised a record $562,000 from over 4,000 donors, 49 teams and 500 participants!⁣⁣⁣
For a play by play rundown of the event, including photo galleries and results, head over to (LINK IN BIO).⁣⁣⁣
Many thanks to @DelaiteFilms for capturing the true spirit of this year’s event!⁣⁣⁣
The 8th Annual Downhill 24 was made possible thanks to these incredible sponsors & partners:⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣Presenting Sponsor - @agrenstores⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣Platinum Prize Sponsor/Founding Partner - @kitterytradingpost⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣Mid Mountain Party Sponsor - Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣Black Diamond Sponsors - Acadia Insurance, @DarlingsAuto, @familychiropracticassociates, Maine Health, @mortgagenetwork, @pikeindustries, Schaeffer Douglas Title, @sugarloafinn, @threeriverswhitewater,, and @zachauconstruction.⁣⁣⁣⁣
Green Circle Sponsor - @centralmainehealthcare⁣⁣
⁣Breakfast Sponsors - @wipflillp CPAs and Consultants & @westmountainski⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣Boardwalk Race Arena Sponsor - @martinspointhealthcare⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣Tournament Sponsor - @acepaintstogether⁣⁣⁣⁣
Pre-Registration Party Sponsor - @sugarloafrealestate⁣⁣
⁣Pre-Registration Official Beer Partner - @allagashbrewing⁣⁣⁣⁣
Emcee & Performance Support - @motivatedbybrett⁣⁣
AV & Entertainment Support - B.A.S.S. DJ Entertainment⁣⁣
Happy Hour Beer Partner - @oronobrewingcompany⁣⁣
⁣Spaghetti Dinner Sponsor - @aaa_nne⁣⁣⁣⁣
Breakfast Celebration Supporters - @icepikvodka⁣⁣ & @bowstreetbeverage⁣⁣
⁣Coffee Partner - @carrabassettcoffee⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣Exclusive Magazine Partner - @themainemag⁣⁣
#WinterKids #SugarloafMountain #WKDownhill24 #WKD24⁣⁣⁣
  • Who's still got snow to play in???⁣ Comment below & tell us where you live!⁣
📸Carrabec Elementary, Somerset County⁣⁣
#WinterKids #mainelife #mainelifestyle #thewaylifeshouldbe #thewaylifeshouldbemaine #lovemaine #mainelove #winterinmaine #maineliving #livemaine #wildmainers #207isgreat #maineoutdoors #getmeoutside
  • Many thanks to @harvardpilgrimhealthcare for all of their support this past winter season! We're so grateful!⁣ #WinterKids #WhyWinterKids #CompaniesWhoCare #Maine #MaineNonProfits #NewEngland #GiveBack
  • In need of a laugh today? Here's WinterKids board member, Parker Swenson, dressed as Chewbacca at this year's Downhill 24!⁣
You're welcome.⁣
#WinterKids #SpreadJoy #SpreadLaughter #SpreadCheer
  • Many thanks to AAA Northern New England (@aaa_nne) for all of their support this past winter season! We're so grateful!⁣
#WinterKids #WhyWinterKids #CompaniesWhoCare #Maine #MaineNonProfits #NewEngland #GiveBack
  • So grateful we were able to get in a hug with these two before social distancing became a necessity!⁣
Many thanks to @SethWescott and @SarahLongWeather for all they do to get the word out about WinterKids!!! We are incredibly lucky to call you both friends!⁣
#WinterKids #WhyWinterKids
  • WEX (@wexatwork) has been engaged in the local Maine community for many years, and they make it a priority to support non-profit organizations that create vibrant and healthy communities. We're proud to call them a partner!⁣
Read more about why they support programs like WinterKids by heading over to the WinterKids blog!⁣
#WexAtWork #WinterKids #CompaniesWhoCare #Maine
  • In these uncertain times, we could all use a's one just for you!⁣
📸Whitefield Elementary Student⁣
#WinterKids #Smile #SpreadJoy #SpreadCheer