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Sugar Bowl to host Toys for Tots donation day

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Skiers and snowboarders who bring an unwrapped toy valued at $15 or more to the Sugar Bowl on Dec. 14 will be offered a discounted all-day lift ticket priced at 50% off the window rate. Ticket is valid that day only.
Courtesy of Sugar Bowl Resort

Continuing its annual tradition of supporting Toys for Tots, Sugar Bowl Resort will host a Toys for Tots donation day Saturday, Dec. 14, benefitting Grass Valley, Nevada City and other Sierra Nevada foothill communities.

In addition, the resort will host a fundraiser for the Grass Valley-based Revert Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating mentoring opportunities for youth in the Sierra Nevada foothills through experiences on snow.

Skiers and snowboarders who bring an unwrapped toy valued at $15 or more to the resort on Dec. 14 will be offered a discounted all-day lift ticket priced at 50% off the window rate valid that day only. In addition to toy donations benefiting Toys 4 Tots, Sugar Bowl Resort will donate $5 per toy donated by resort guests and employees to the Revert Foundation.

Also planned on Dec. 14, Sugar Bowl will host a Passholder Appreciation Party at its newly renovated Mid-Mountain Lodge from noon to 3 p.m., along with the resort’s Christmas Tree Lighting in the Village Courtyard at 5 p.m. that all resort guests are invited to participate in.

“We are glad to be able to give back to our neighboring communities over the holidays, and specifically children who are less fortunate. By donating to the Revert Foundation in addition to the Toys for Tots program this year, we hope to give kids a new opportunity to get on the snow and develop a passion for winter mountain sports that they might not otherwise have,” said Jon Slaughter, executive director of marketing and sales at Sugar Bowl Resort.

According to Toys for Tots, the best donations are sporting goods, toy cars, planes, boats, dolls, board games, books, bicycles, scooters, puzzles, models, hand-held video games and small electronics. In 2018, 4,720 toys were distributed to 1,184 children in Sierra Nevada foothill communities.

The Revert Foundation offers youth development and leadership programs for kids ages 10-17. On-snow Revert Ratpac Sessions are offered November through March and include the use of winter sports apparel, lunch and six hours of instruction each day for four consecutive Saturdays or Sundays. This program helps to create experiences and connections to the outdoors, while also promoting an active, healthy lifestyle. Learn more at revertfoundation.org/.