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150 Santas Spread Cheer on Sunday River’s Slopes

Skiing Kris Kringles raise $3,014 for charity on Santa Sunday

December 6, 2015

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Newry, ME (December 6, 2015)--Sunday River Resort in Maine got into the holiday spirit with its 16th Annual Santa Sunday today. In the name of charity, 150 skiing and snowboarding Santas rode the South Ridge Express to join together in an epic group run on the resort's Broadway trail, raising cheer and $3,014 for the Sunday River Community Fund (SRCF).  

To participate in Sunday River's annual Santa Sunday, guests are required to pre-register the week prior to the event, and are asked to donate a minimum of $15 to the SRCF, a donor-advised fund housed at the Maine Community Foundation, upon check-in. The SRCF assists local nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Sunday River's surrounding community, such as the Bryant Pond Learning Center, the Androscoggin River Watershed Council, and the Bethel Library Association. Once a Santa has successfully registered and made his/her donation, that Santa must wear a Santa suit, complete with hat, beard, coat, belt, and pants.  

In addition to being able to give back, participants received a free lift ticket to use for the morning, as well as another lift ticket to use any time before December 18, 2015.   This winter, Sunday River opened for skiing and snowboarding on October 19, thanks to its efficient snowmaking systems and dedicated mountain operations team. To date, the resort leads the East in most open terrain, with 134 acres across 24 trails.  

For more information about Santa Sunday or Sunday River, visit sundayriver.com. All media queries, please contact Sarah Devlin at sdevlin@sundayriver.com.  

About Sunday River--Sunday River is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, the Sunday River offers eight interconnected peaks of world class skiing and snowboarding, two Grand Resort Hotels and golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.