On March 9th at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Green Mountain United Way will hold its first cross country ski and snowshoe event. Avid cross country skiers or snowshoers are invited to take part, however, no prior experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome. The Outdoor Center has several trails to choose from, some short, some long, some easy, and some not so easy.
The event will run from 1 to 5pm on Sunday afternoon. Participants can spend as much time skiing or snowshoeing as desired, and the afternoon will culminate with pizza for everyone provided by the Center at 5pm. There will be several prizes awarded at the end of the afternoon (e.g., highest and second highest fundraisers, highest number of kilometers skied or snowshoed, most colorful costume, most unique hat, etc.).
Each participant is asked to seek individual sponsorships of a minimum of $40, which will cover the entry fee. The necessary sponsorship and sign-up forms are available at www.gmunitedway.org. These sponsorships will determine the success of the fundraiser for Green Mountain United Way’s local initiatives of providing financial literacy workshops, programs toward healthy eating and physical activity for local people of all ages, education for toddlers so that they are better prepared when entering Kindergarten, and to help meet the basic needs of our neighbors.
Major corporate sponsors of this event are Calderwood Insurance Agency of Hardwick, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, the Craftsbury General Store, Greensboro Garage, Poulin Lumber, Inc. and TOPS Market in Hardwick.
Dig out your skis or snowshoes, make it a family outing and plan to spend a fun winter afternoon on March 9th. If you do not have the needed equipment, make arrangements with the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for rentals at 802-586-2514. For more information and to access the sponsorship and sign-up forms, visit www.gmunitedway.org. Or, call Green Mountain United Way’s Berlin office at 802-229-9532.