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Fireside Pizza Company aids SkiDUCK nonprofit

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Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comLocal teens enjoying a day of skiing and snowboarding thanks to the efforts of the nonprofit organization skiDUCK.

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; Fireside Pizza Company, located in the Village at Squaw Valley, has partnered with Skiing and Snowboarding for Disabled and Underprivileged Children and older Kids (SkiDUCK) providing a meal for each program member during their day of alpine adventure.

SkiDUCK is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of disabled and underprivileged children by making available the experience of skiing and snowboarding. Members, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, are taken to Squaw Valley for skiing and snowboarding. The program is possible due in large part to the resortand#8217;s donation of unlimited lift tickets, including more than 700 package deals combining ticket, rental equipment and lesson. After a long day of outdoor activity, this youthful bunch works up an appetite and Fireside Pizza generously feeds the group a hearty afternoon meal from their family-oriented menu.

One of the largest events to date took place this past January as Fireside Pizza fed approximately 70 children and 20 volunteers. SkiDUCK director Dave Westall said, and#8220;The day was made even more special with Fireside Pizza Company serving our entire group a delicious pasta lunch! Their generosity is much appreciated by me and all the participants. By providing the SkiDUCK kids with lunch, stress is alleviated from the families that are sending their kids out for a day on the slopes.and#8221;

Fireside Pizza will continue to support SkiDUCK in the following winter months as manager Danny Scott notes, and#8220;Fireside is a restaurant committed to giving back to our community. We are excited and proud to support local groups like SkiDUCK, because nothing is better than seeing people enjoying our Tahoe mountain culture. It is especially rewarding to help make a childand#8217;s day great!and#8221;

Fireside restaurant plans to feed another large group of children and volunteers on Feb. 26 and again in March, as well as on the final SkiDUCK outing and#8220;Spring Splashand#8221; slated for April 1.

A meal at Fireside Pizza Company promises delicious, quality ingredients served up by a friendly wait staff in a relaxing atmosphere. Award-winning, locally owned and community-minded, Fireside Pizza (and its sister restaurants Rubicon Pizza at Northstar and the soon-to-open Base Camp Pizza at Heavenly) are proud to offer signature grown up dishes, think Pear and Gorgonzola pizza, and many great options for kids.

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Located in the Village at Squaw Valley, Fireside Pizza is open weekdays 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. and weekends, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information check out firesidepizza.com, call 530-584-6150 or and#8220;Likeand#8221; them on Facebook.