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Bring Summer Camp to Your Own Back Yard With Back40 and The Trail Van!
If your kids were looking forward to summer camp, but are, instead, staying home this summer, we’ve got great news: Our friends at Back40 and The Trail Van have partnered up to deliver summer camp to your back yard! Best of all, they’re offering a 20% discount, just for you, as part of our WinterKids community, and will be donating 10% of proceeds from your rentals using the discount code below to WinterKids.
How To Support Local Businesses While Social Distancing
Remember when you asked that small business to support your fundraiser? Now is the time to support them. Here are 5 ways you can help, and a list of businesses who have contributed to WinterKids programs.
Celebrating Volunteer Week 2020 With Interviews & Great Memories
Volunteer Week 2020 is upon us, and we are celebrating a great winter 2019/2020 season that would not have been possible without our dedicated WinterKids volunteers! We wanted to learn more about why WinterKids volunteers are so passionate and dedicated, so we reached out to a few of our long-standing volunteers. Here’s what they had to say…
Skiers and snowboarders raised $562,000 at the WinterKids Downhill 24 and the organization chose to support the local kids in Franklin and Somerset counties by giving $25,000 to the Sugarloaf Ski Club’s King’s Kids Fund.
The Impact of WinterKids Winter Games, According to the Top 3 Winning Schools in 2020
We wanted to learn more about the impact the WinterKids Winter Games made this season, so we reached out to our top three winning schools, Prescott Memorial, Jonesport Elementary, and Dr. Levesque Elementary to share their experiences. Here’s what they had to say…
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! Here’s a play by play rundown of what happened during this year’s Winter Games!
WEX, Inc.: Deeply Engaged in Volunteering, Advocating, and Giving Back
We’re honored to have the support of WEX, Inc. on several fronts. We reached out to Gabriel Weiss and Melissa Dudley to learn more about their commitment to programs like WinterKids. Here’s what they had to say.
Knox County School Takes the GOLD in the 3rd Annual WinterKids Winter Games!
On January 6, students and staff at 32 elementary schools around the state will participate in WinterKids’ third annual WinterKids Winter Games. This outdoor physical activity and nutrition competition encourages young children to develop healthy habits over the course of the four-week program. Each school will try to earn as many points as possible for the grand prize: $5,000 donated to their school. In total 7,332 students and 1,113 teachers and staff from every county in Maine (2 schools per county) will be participating in the Winter Games.
Carnaval Maine’s inaugural three-day festival took place on Portland’s Eastern Promenade January 30 through February 2, 2020, with a mission of delivering meaningful and measurable economic, community and charitable impact. As Beneficiary, WinterKids Was Thrilled to Receive $25,000.
WinterKids Downhill 24: A Brief History & What’s New for 2020
The WinterKids Downhill 24 has become one of our most anticipated events of the year, not just because of the fun we have, but also because of the important role it plays in raising funds for WinterKids programs. Learn how it grew to be our biggest fundraiser, and what’s new for 2020!
Winter Games Wild Card Winners, Week 4: Leroy H. Smith School
Congratulations to Leroy H. Smith School, in Winterport Maine (representing Waldo County) who scored an additional point in the WinterKids Winter Games 2020 as our wild card winners for week 4 with this fun boomerang!
This February, Maine Women Magazine featured women who are “conquering winter” here in Maine! Among the many incredible women included in the Feb edition was our own Executive Director, Julie Mulkern, in an article titled “Snow Queen”!
Winter Games Wild Card Winners, Week 3: Prescott Memorial School
Schools across Maine just completed Week 3 of the WinterKids Winter Games a 4–week physical activity and nutrition competition designed to encourage kids and teachers to develop healthy lifestyles. Schools are vying for a $5000 gold medal prize by earning points for getting students outdoors-moving AND learning!
Each week, schools enter to win ONE bonus point-the Wild Card of the Week. This week, schools were asked to submit a photo highlighting the theme of the week-Family Engagement and Art.
The winner, from Knox County, in Washington, is Prescott Memorial School, with this beautiful entry!
Winter Games Wild Card Winners, Week 2: West Bath School
Schools across Maine just completed Week 2 of the WinterKids Winter Games a 4–week physical activity and nutrition competition designed to encourage kids and teachers to develop healthy lifestyles. Schools are vying for a $5000 gold medal prize by earning points for getting students outdoors-moving AND learning!
Each week, schools enter to win ONE bonus point-the Wild Card of the Week. This week, they were asked to create a MEME highlighting the week’s theme-nutrition & math and outdoor physical activity.
The winner, from Sagadahoc County, in West Bath, is West Bath School, with this fun entry!