United Way Ski and Save Day

By Lisa Jensen
Special to The PREVIEW

The powder is here at Wolf Creek!

What better way to enjoy it than by getting out and skiing or snowboarding. Conditions are excellent and a day on the slopes is always better than a day at work.

Better yet, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, you can take advantage of a discounted lift ticket and benefit 18 local organizations at the same time.

Lift tickets on United Way Ski and Save Day are just $46 for adults and $30 for children and seniors. Wolf Creek Ski Area donates $11 from every adult lift ticket and $5 from every child/senior ticket to United Way in Archuleta County.

When you buy a discounted ticket on United Way Ski and Save Day, you help United Way reach the goal of $83,000 for the 2012/2013 campaign.

United Way in Archuleta County strives to positively impact the community by supporting 18 local agencies and programs that promote education, healthy lifestyles and self-reliance. An all-volunteer committee thoroughly reviews every application and visits each agency in order to better understand each program’s mission and ensure it is needed and effective. Funds raised in Archuleta County stay in Archuleta County, benefiting our friends and neighbors right here.

United Way of Archuleta County is still working hard to reach our goal of $83,000. And you can help us raise needed funds for all of these local organizations: Archuleta County Education Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girl Scouts of Colorado, Pagosa Waldorf Initiative, Seeds of Learning, Tri-County Head Start, American Red Cross Southwest Colorado Chapter, San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging (Archuleta County Senior Center), Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program, Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County, Housing Solutions for the Southwest, Pagosa Outreach Connection, Pagosa Pregnancy Support Center, Southwest Conservation Corps, Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse, Axis Health System, Southwest Smile Makers Dental Program of San Juan Basin Health Department and Pagosa Springs Youth Center.

So, come enjoy the snow at Wolf Creek Ski Area for the day with United Way. By donating to United Way, your generosity benefits a range of organizations that are the backbone of our community.

For more information, contact Lisa Jensen, Archuleta County Coordinator for United Way of Southwest Colorado, at 731-0484, or lisaj@unitedway-swco.org.

This story was posted on January 10, 2013.