Over 150 winter enthusiasts will “ski for a cause” at the WinterKids Downhill Derby at Mt Abram on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10. This 24 hour event—the first of its kind in Maine—combines “‘round the clock” skiing with non-stop entertainment. 25 teams have committed to the challenge of skiing from dusk ‘til dawn, all in support of raising funds for WinterKids’ programs. The inaugural Downhill Derby is expected to raise over $30,000 for WinterKids, the nonprofit that works to get kids outside and active during Maine’s longest, most sedentary season.
The Downhill Derby is packed with fun. Live bands, raffles, and plenty of coffee will keep participants fueled and entertained around the clock. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including Biggest Fundraising Team and Best Team Spirit.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, March 9th
Ongoing activities: Skiing & Boarding, Raffle Prizes, Mechanical Bull, Beer Garden
12:00pm Ski Challenge Begins
4pm-7pm Live Band (Vinyl Tap)
5pm-8pm Photo Booth
6pm-7pm Pasta Dinner
7pm-8pm Raffle Giveaways
8pm-10pm Live Band (Random Order)
11pm Pizza Delivery From Portland Pie!
Sunday, March 10th
Ongoing activities: Skiing & Boarding, Beer Garden
6am-7am Pancake Breakfast
8:30am Zumba Class with Patti
10am-1pm Live Band (Poke Chop & The Other White Meats)
12pm Ski Challenge Ends
1pm Awards & Prizes
“WinterKids is proud to serve 17,000 children each year,” said Julie Mulkern, WinterKids’ executive director. “The Downhill Derby is an awesome way to bring awareness of our mission to the state of Maine, and we’re excited to cheer on all of our Derby teams!”
The WinterKids Downhill Derby is proudly presented by Kittery Trading Post and supported by Portland Pie Company. Participating company teams include: L.L.Bean, BerryDunn, Verrill Dana, Curtis Thaxter, Portland Pie, Hannaford, MaineHealth, Sweetser’s Apple Barrel & Orchards, Systems Engineering, TD Bank, Tyler Technologies, The Thomas Agency, and Wex. WinterKids’ Major Community Sponsor is Hannaford. WinterKids’ Supporting Sponsors are TD Bank and L.L.Bean.