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Season Wrap Up 2019 20 WinterKids App

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GET OUTSIDE! GET ACTIVE! HAVE FUN!

Our second year with our native, mobile app – The WinterKids App – saw over 5,300 users across Maine and New Hampshire. We added several new offers from NH rec areas and continue to find more ways children can stay active in the winter.

THANK YOU to our partners!

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SCHOOLS

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MOVE! LEARN! EXPLORE!

Two elementary schools in each of Maine’s 16 counties competed in a four-week outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenge during the month of January 2020 for cash prizes, equipment, and more.

The WinterKids Winter Games inspired 7,332 students and 1,113 teachers and staff from every county in Maine to go for the gold in 2020!

The activities gave us new, fresh ways to get the kids engaged outside. Students enjoyed the inquiry, and structure, yet freedom in the way they were able to carry out the activities. It also gave us a great chance to work together as a school, team, and community.

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KAREN THURSTON

ANDOVER ELEMENTARY

Our students are much more aware of the fun they can have in these long winter months and it’s been wonderful to hear the positive feedback from our parents. It certainly made January fly right by!

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NANCY STOVER, PRINCIPAL

PRESCOTT MEMORIAL SCHOOL, WASHINGTON, ME
Of course we want to win! But I feel like we've already won... It's an immediate result. You can see the difference in the kids."
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Crystal DaGraca
Principal / Swan's Island School
Ok, first and foremost, this is the COOLEST program.  The amount of thought that has gone into it is incredible.
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Sam Person
PE Teacher / Waterboro Elementary School
Win or lose, this has been a wonderful experience for our staff and our community.
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Ben Tripp
Principal / Ash Point Community School
The community has been super excited, the whole school, there's been a different atmosphere and we're just really happy to be chosen to be part of this, this year.
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Hillary Hoyt
Teacher / Leroy H. Smith School
Because of this competition, my family is now rethinking our snack choices and making healthier ones, our kids and community have formed a wonderful bond coming together for one goal, and you managed to get a Mom, who hates winter and the cold, outside embracing the beauty of Maine having fun with her kids.
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Dayton Consolidated School Mom
Kudos to you and this organization for mapping out such a wonderful program for Maine schools. I have been blown away by every aspect of this initiative.
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Christine Bertinet
Principal / Waterboro Elementary School

COMMUNITY

Season Wrap Up 2019 20 WinterKids Nordic Programs

MORE KIDS ON NORDIC SKIS!

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SERVED IN PORTLAND & OXFORD

With funds from the Killington World Cup Committee, the WinterKids Peisner Nordic Program supported Greater Portland and Oxford County kids with scholarships for season rentals and fees for the Bill Koch League programs.

Many thanks to the Killington Foundation and Peisner Fund for their continued support of WinterKids’ Nordic programs!


Season Wrap Up 2019 20 License to Chill WinterKids

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LICENSE TO CHILL

The 8th annual WinterKids License To Chill fundraiser, presented by The Thomas Agency, took place on Friday, November 8, 2019, at Portland House of Music in Portland, Maine.

With nearly 200 attendees, we smashed our fundraising goal of $30K by raising a whopping $37,914 through both silent and live auctions!⁣

For more information, visit our event recap, including a photo gallery and full list of sponsors!


Season Wrap Up 2019 20 WinterKids Downhill 24

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WINTERKIDS DOWNHILL 24

The 8th Annual WinterKids Downhill 24 fundraiser, presented by Agren, took place on March 6 & 7, 2020, and marked our five year anniversary partnering with the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain as our event host.

This year’s event raised a record $562,000 from over 4,000 donors, 49 teams and 500 participants!

For more information, visit our event recap, including play-by-play photo galleries, event results, and a full list of sponsors!


Season Wrap Up 2019 20 Carnaval WinterKids

CARNAVAL MAINE

Carnaval Maine’s inaugural three-day festival took place on Portland’s Eastern Promenade in late January. WinterKids was thrilled to receive $25K as beneficiary.


Season Wrap Up 2019 20 Fire on the Mountain WinterKids

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Over 200 guests joined WinterKids at 3S ArtSpace in Portsmouth, NH for Fire on the Mountain’s 30thanniversary party. Our first-ever NH fundraiser, this fun evening of live music with a raffle and a silent auction raised $6,000 for WinterKids programs. Thank you, Fire on the Mountain Ski Shop!


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VOLUNTEERS

This season, 81 different volunteers put in over 700 hours of work supporting WinterKids.

How can you pass up an opportunity to ski at night at the Loaf??! There is something magical about the mountain at night with all the lights on the trails! Even more, it is so inspirational to see all of those who have skied all night! Put this on your bucket list and help by volunteering at WinterKids!

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Cheryl Oakes

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WHAT’S NEXT?

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