April 03, 2014 10:00
***This Flash Alert is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division***
Donate 8 cans of food to ski or ride for FREE during the
26th Annual Ski for Sunshine set for Friday, April 4th, 2014.
(Government Camp, OR --April 2, 2014) - Skiers and snowboarders may ride for free from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, April 4th with the donation of eight cans of food that will benefit the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division.
All riders are encouraged to bring peanut butter, chili, soups, canned meats, fruits and vegetables to fill the Sunshine Division truck that will be parked in the Skibowl West parking lot. A contribution of eight items (per person) will qualify you for a day lift ticket, valid from 9:00am to 4:00pm, a $49.00 value!
"We've done this for 26 years now and are so gratified by the support we receive from our guests, said Kirk Hanna, Owner and Operator of Mt. Hood Skibowl. "Through the years Skibowl guests have donated over 115,000 pounds of food for emergency relief, making a significant difference in the lives of Portland area families and individuals. We are hoping to collect even more this year since the need continues to grow."
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 90-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Skibowl have partnered since 1988 and in that time, Skibowl has collected more than 115,000 pounds of food, nearly 57 tons, for local people in need.
About Sunshine Division:
The Sunshine Division offers free food assistance six days a week at their N Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through a partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct for immediate dispatch. In addition, Sunshine Division provides no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 15+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties. The Sunshine Division also offers new and gently-used clothing and funds school clothes shopping for low income children through the Izzy's Kid's program that pairs a Portland Police Officer with a child for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
Mt. Hood Skibowl is the closest ski resort to Portland, less than an hour east on Highway 26 in Government Camp. Open daily, it is America's Largest Night Ski Area. For up to date information, check out www.skibowl.com or call the snow phone, 503-222-BOWL (2695). 87000 E Hwy 26, Government Camp, OR 97028
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204