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Fireside Pizza Company partners with SkiDUCK for ‘Spring Splash’

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OLYMPIC VALLEY- Fireside Pizza Co., located in Squaw Valley Village, has partnered with Skiing and Snowboarding for Disabled and Underprivileged Children and older Kids (SkiDUCK) by providing a meal for each program member during their Spring Splash event slated for April 1.

This is no April fools’ joke. Fireside Pizza Co. will donate meals to feed more than 200 youths on this day. After a day of alpine adventuring, kids and volunteers will take a break to enjoy freshly baked pizzas and pasta dishes and piping hot cookies for dessert!

“It makes my day when I see these kids come in for lunch after skiing here at Squaw,” said Ray Villaman, owner of Fireside Pizza Co. “Without the dedication of the volunteers, these kids would not get the chance to experience the mountains like the locals. We are always happy to serve SkiDUCK when they are in the area and to aid these kids in their growing love for the Sierra Mountain Range.”

“While most people don’t think about skiing or snowboarding as life-changing activities, our programs are having a real impact in many kids’ lives,” said Clint Lunde, founder of SkiDUCK. “Just yesterday, I received a note from a youth club director describing how their kids are now opening up, connecting with their mentors and developing a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem which they had not seen before. It reminded me once again that there’s magic in the mountains.”

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 at Squaw Valley. The program is possible due in large part to the resort’s donation of unlimited lift tickets, including more than 700 package deals combining ticket, rental equipment and lesson. For more information about SkiDUCK, visit http://www.SkiDUCK.org or call 775-287-6464.

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 as well. This family-oriented pizzeria can best be described as California gourmet meets Tahoe. Fireside Pizza is open weekdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and weekends, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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For more information check out firesidepizza.com, call 530-584-6150 or “Like” them on Facebook.

– Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com