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Ski For Sunshine

December 09, 2005 00:00


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2005 For more information contact: Sgt. Wayne Kuechler – Portland Police 503-823-2119 Karen Norton – Skibowl 503-658-4385


4 Cans of food nets free skiing Food for Portland Police Bureau’s Sunshine Division

Mt. Hood Skibowl is once again donating a free day of skiing to benefit our community’s hungry population with its 18th Annual Ski for Sunshine day on Friday, December 16, 2005. Skiers can get a free all day lift ticket valid 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. by bringing four cans of food and donating them to the Portland Police Bureau’s Sunshine Division. The Sunshine Division food truck will be on hand to collect donations.

The event has proven very popular with both skiers and Sunshine Division volunteers.

“We believe it is our way to help the less fortunate in our community,” said Skibowl owner, Kirk Hanna. “This is an important time of year to give. There is always a wave of giving during the holiday season, but that slows down considerably by spring. The need goes on year-long,” he added.

To date, since 1988, Ski Bowl has collected more than 50,000 pounds of food for the Sunshine Division. The Sunshine Division has been providing emergency services consisting of food, clothing, and household items for more than 80 years. This is done without federal or state support. It is through donations and programs like "Ski for Sunshine" that our services are able to continue. “The Sunshine Division wants to thank Ski Bowl for supporting our efforts to help the less fortunate in our community. We truly appreciate your contribution and your concern for others,” said Wayne Kuechler, Commander of Portland Police Sunshine Division


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