The 12th annual Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Club Karl’s Kids Ski Day fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 2 at Sugarloaf. Karl’s Kids honors the late Rotarian Karl Berger by helping less fortunate children up to the age of 18 in Lincoln County with sports equipment. Karl’s Kids has helped 1,500 kids in the past 11 years.
If you are aware of a child up to age 18 who has a financial need for sports equipment, uniforms, or other related items to participate in athletics, please fill out a grant application at www.karlskids.org or call Charleen Foley at 522-4369 for further information or grant questions. All information is kept strictly confidential. If you are a parent, coach, teacher, mentor or friend of a child in need, please contact Karl’s Kids for help.
This year’s event will kick-off Friday, March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sugarbowl, 1242 Carrabassett Drive (Route 27), Carrabassett Valley with family bowling, food and fun. There will also be 50/50 tickets sales.
On Saturday, March 2 there will be a fun day of skiing from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Discounted lift tickets are available through Karl’s Kids. Contact Mike Hall at 832-5541 for information. From 2 to 3:30 p.m., we will have a fun race on the Boardwalk race course. For a $5 donation to Karl’s Kids you will get two runs for a chance to win prizes. After the race from 4:30 to 6 p.m. there will a closing reception at the Sugarloaf Hotel with a great silent auction, free hors d’ oeurves, refreshments and thank you’s to all of our great sponsors. The race winners will be announced, and the silent auction will close at 6 p.m. The auction room will be open during the day for a chance to preview auction items, and to enter a balloon raffle for $5 dollars with great prizes. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with tickets being sold throughout the day. Thrvwinner will be announced at 6 p.m.