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210 Santas Take to the Slopes

Annual event raises money for local holiday toy drive

December 8, 2013

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 Newry, ME (December 8, 2013)-The slopes of Sunday River Resort were decked in red and white today as 210 skiing and snowboarding Santas gathered to schuss the ski trails for the resort's 14th Annual Santa Sunday

"Santa Sunday is the one event that really kicks off the holiday season here at Sunday River," says Caroline Ochtera, Events Marketing Manager for Sunday River Resort. "It's a visually entertaining fund-raiser that allows us to give back to the Bethel Rotary's annual holiday toy drive." 

This year, Sunday River raised $2,100 for the local rotary club by requiring each of the pre-registered Santas to donate a minimum of $10.  

Registrants are also asked to come to the resort with their donation in full Santa garb, including the hat and pom-pom, red coat and pants, belt, and, of course, the beard. 

Sunday River Resort thanks each St. Nick with a free lift ticket to use the day of the event, as well as another lift ticket to use any time before Christmas.

"It's hard to not be in the holiday spirit after watching 210 Santas skiing and snowboarding," Ochtera says.  

For more information on Santa Sunday or Sunday River Resort, visit 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 Resort 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.

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