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Join Us for the 10 Year Anniversary of of WinterKids License to Chill!

Help us raise funds to reach even more kids across Maine!

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License to Chill is WinterKids’ favorite way to usher in the winter season. This year’s celebration will include a virtual auction from November 10-19, followed by a live auction at Portland House of Music!

Hosted by Coast 93.1’s Blake & Kelly, this LIVE AUCTION will feature live music by VINYL TAP drink tickets from ALLAGASH and snacks.

In honor of 10 years of CELEBRATING WINTER we are featuring 10-High Ticket auction items up for grabs. These include:

  • Sugarloaf “First Tracks” Experience with Ski Patrol
  • L.L.Bean Family Adventure Pack with snowshoes and Stowaway Packs
  • Coast 93.1 Morning Show Experience
  • Napoleon Rogue Grill
  • Sugarloaf Apres Village weekend stay

Live Event Location Details

Portland House of Music & Events, Friday, November 19

WinterKids License to Chill 2018 Portland House of Music Stephen Davis Photo

Portland House of Music & Events:
25 Temple Street
Portland, ME 04101


Your support allows WinterKids to help thousands of kids and families to get outside and be active in the winter in all 16 counties of Maine and in 5 counties in New Hampshire.

Thanks to you, we’ve reached 229,428 kids, teachers, and families in ME & NH since 2010!

Presenting Sponsors

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We are proud to have the support of The Thomas Agency as a multi-year partner to WinterKids and 3rd year presenting sponsor of the WinterKids License to Chill (Virtual Edition!).

To find out why they’re so passionate about making a difference in their community by supporting organizations like WinterKids, we reached out to Vaughn Clark, president of The Thomas Agency (and part-owner of Mt. Abram Ski Area!) for a quick interview.

Snowman Sponsors

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Kittery Trading Post License to Chill Snowman Sponsor 2020
Smith Wilkinson License to Chill Snowman Sponsor 2020

Snowball Sponsors

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Revision Energy License to Chill Snowball Sponsor 2020
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Food & Beverage Partners

Allagash Brewing License to Chill Goody Bag Partner 2020
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Students, Teachers, and Families Impacted in Maine & New Hampshire since 2010!

WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children and families during our longest, most sedentary season.  

The shorter, darker, and colder days of winter and the increasing allure of screen time make it all too easy for kids and families to “hibernate.”  At WinterKids, we make it our business to provide kids, parents, and teachers with the right option: to get outside, get active, and have fun in the winter – and year-round.

Outdoor kids are active kids. Active kids are healthy kids. Healthy kids are happy kids. Happy kids are “winter kids.”



With outside being the safest and best place to be, WinterKids has truly thrived during the pandemic! We were able to reach nearly 27,000 kids, teachers and families in Maine and New Hampshire with creative adaptations for safe, outdoor adventures. Check out our 2020/2021 Season Wrap Up Report!

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We are so thankful for our WinterKids Family – sponsors, foundations, teams, friends, volunteers, board and staff – and most important, the KIDS we serve. 2020 was a fantastic year for our organization, reaching over 35,000 (!) kids, family members, and teachers with innovative, outdoor education programs.