to the 9th Annual WinterKids License to Chill!


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Join Us for a VIRTUAL Edition of License to Chill!

This year’s virtual event includes an online silent auction from November 6-19, followed by an exclusive live-stream virtual auction on November 19 (7-9:30), hosted by our friend, Blake Hayes of Coast 93.1, and featuring some of Maine’s favorite entertainment, including Ghost of Paul Revere, The Mallet Brothers Band, Lyle Divinsky, and Maine’s Funniest Mom: Karen Morgan.


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Nov 6 12:00 PM – Nov 19 at 8:00 PM (ET)


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November 19, 7:00-9:30 pm (ET)
WinterKids License to Chill Social Media Toolkit 2020 v1 1


Use our social media toolkit, complete with suggested posts and graphics for whatever social media channels you’re active on!

TIP: These downloads are zip files, which should be downloaded from a desktop or laptop computer. They are not compatible with mobile devices.


How does a virtual silent auction work?

Just like an in person silent auction, you get to bid on the items you are interested in. The benefit of a virtual silent auction is that you get to be notified via text/email when you are outbid (compared to having to keep checking in with the item in person to see how your bid is doing). Our auction will close on November 19, 2020 at 8pm ET.Register Now »

How do I pick up my item once I win?

Many items are able to be emailed to you (gift cards and certificates), many will be shipped directly from the donor, some items can be picked up at the WinterKids’ offices. Please look at each item’s description for shipping information.


There are two ways to bid on silent auction items:

FAST BID – this places a single bid on your item of choice

BID/SET MAX – this will automatically increase your bid every time you’re outbid, up to whatever “max” amount you set.

You may also notice there are items you can buy immediately! This means no bidding is required, and these limited items are first come, first serve.

Why do I need to give you my credit card information upfront?

This is simply to streamline bidding and check-out. If you are outbid, you won’t be charged. We won’t be charging your credit card unless you win an auction item.

Will I be notified if I win or get outbid?

YES! Because you registered with us, you will get text or email that you have been outbid.

How do I attend the live event on November 19th?

You’ll need to buy a ticket to the live event. Tickets are $20 each, please CLICK HERE to purchase a ticket to attend the exclusive event hosted by Coast 93.1’s Blake Hayes and featuring performances by Ghost of Paul Revere, Mallett Brothers Band, Lyle Divinsky, and Maine’s funniest mom Karen Morgan.Get your ticket now »

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 203,356 kids, teachers, and families in ME & NH since 2010!

Presenting Sponsor

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.

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Snowman Sponsors

Acadia Insurance License to Chill Snowman Sponsor 2020
Kittery Trading Post License to Chill Snowman Sponsor 2020
PTC License to Chill Snowman Sponsor 2020
Smith Wilkinson License to Chill Snowman Sponsor 2020

Snowball Sponsors

Chalmers License to Chill Snowball Sponsor 2020
Revision Energy License to Chill Snowball Sponsor 2020
Swanson Group License to Chill Snowball Sponsor 2020

Snowflake Sponsors

mBrace License to Chill Snowflake Sponsor 2020
Patriot Subaru License to Chill Snowflake Sponsor 2020
Southern Maine Pediatric Dentistry License to Chill Snowflake Sponsor 2020

Goodie Bag Partners

Allagash Brewing License to Chill Goody Bag Partner 2020
Maine Craft Distilling License to Chill Snowball Sponsor 2020
Portland Pie License to Chill Goodie Bag Partner 2020

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