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Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise program gives $2.7 million to Eagle County non-profits

December 12, 2014, 9:36 am

For the 2014-15 season, Vail Resorts has awarded more than $2,700,000 in EpicPromise community grants to 54 non-profit organizations based in Eagle County as part of its annual grant cycle. The EpicPromise grants support youth program and environmental initiatives that provide basic needs, connect kids with the outdoors, rehabilitate popular trails and increase educational opportunities for all kids.

epicpromiselogo“EpicPromise connects our core value of “Do Good” with everyday actions to ensure a promising future for our communities and our mountains,” said Chris Jarnot, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “Together with these non-profit partners, and our employees, we want to make sure we are working each day to preserve our landscapes and forests, while providing a bright future for local kids. These grants fund programs that help kids achieve great things in the classroom and develop a passion for the outdoors.”

Through EpicPromise, Vail Resorts is excited to partner with:

Grants are just one portion of the overall Vail Resorts EpicPromise program. EpicPromise also includes a guest donation program that raises money for the National Forest Foundation for restoration projects in Eagle County through a $1 opt-out program on season pass sales, online lift tickets, room nights and rounds of golf. And, this holiday season, the Vail Resorts Retail’s EpicPromise Holiday Giving Campaign to raise money from customers, matched by Vail Resorts, will go to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. This campaign will take place now through Jan. 10 at all of the retail locations including Vail Sports, Beaver Creek Sports, Patagonia, Burton, Smartwool and all of the Vail Resorts Retail specialty stores.

In addition to these programs, Vail Resorts is committed to connecting employees with the community. Over the past year, employees gave more than 20,000 hours of company-sponsored time. In Eagle County this included 1,000 hours to help build a new mountain bike trail in Avon.

For more information on Vail Resorts’ community commitment, go to www.epicpromise.com.

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David O. Williams

Managing Editor at RealVail
David O. Williams is the editor and co-founder of RealVail.com and has had his awarding-winning work (see About Us) published in more than 75 newspapers and magazines around the world, including 5280 Magazine, American Way Magazine (American Airlines), the Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), the Anchorage Daily Press (Alaska), Aspen Daily News, Aspen Journalism, the Aspen Times, Beaver Creek Magazine, the Boulder Daily Camera, the Casper Star Tribune (Wyoming), the Chicago Tribune, Colorado Central Magazine, the Colorado Independent (formerly Colorado Confidential), Colorado Newsline, Colorado Politics (formerly the Colorado Statesman), Colorado Public News, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Colorado Springs Independent, the Colorado Statesman (now Colorado Politics), the Colorado Times Recorder, the Cortez Journal, the Craig Daily Press, the Curry Coastal Pilot (Oregon), the Daily Trail (Vail), the Del Norte Triplicate (California), the Denver Daily News, the Denver Gazette, the Denver Post, the Durango Herald, the Eagle Valley Enterprise, the Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Washington), ESPN.com, Explore Big Sky (Mont.), the Fort Morgan Times (Colorado), the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the Greeley Tribune, the Huffington Post, the King County Journal (Seattle, Washington), the Kingman Daily Miner (Arizona), KUNC.org (northern Colorado), LA Weekly, the Las Vegas Sun, the Leadville Herald-Democrat, the London Daily Mirror, the Moab Times Independent (Utah), the Montgomery Journal (Maryland), the Montrose Daily Press, The New York Times, the Parent’s Handbook, Peaks Magazine (now Epic Life), People Magazine, Powder Magazine, the Pueblo Chieftain, PT Magazine, the Rio Blanco Herald Times (Colorado), Rocky Mountain Golf Magazine, the Rocky Mountain News, RouteFifty.com (formerly Government Executive State and Local), the Salt Lake Tribune, SKI Magazine, Ski Area Management, SKIING Magazine, the Sky-Hi News, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Sterling Journal Advocate (Colorado), the Summit Daily News, United Hemispheres (United Airlines), Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine, Vail en Español, Vail Health Magazine, Vail Valley Magazine, the Vail Daily, the Vail Trail, Westword (Denver), Writers on the Range and the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Williams is also the founder, publisher and editor of RealVail.com and RockyMountainPost.com.

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