Representatives from Alpine Bank and Summit Resort Group presented the Family & Intercultural Resource Center with a $500 check Monday. This year marks the third year in a row that Summit Resort Group has donated money to FIRC."It's a really worthwhile organization for the community and I'm just glad to help," said Peter Schutz, owner of Summit Resort Group. "They do a lot of good things for the people in Summit County."Over the past few years, Alpine Bank has found various ways to assist and donate to FIRC. This year, it ran a Facebook campaign throughout all seven bank branches with the aim of assisting nonprofit organizations in Colorado. Summit County's Alpine Bank branch chose to partner with FIRC. For every vote that FIRC received on the bank Facebook site, one dollar was donated. In the end FIRC came in third overall, with $88 donated. "We selected FIRC simply for all the great things they do in the community, and for their food banks during the holidays," said Missy Burns, marketing coordinator of Alpine Bank in Copper Mountain. "We really appreciate their donations," said Tamara Drangstveit, executive director of FIRC. "There's such a high need right now that the support of local businesses like Alpine Bank and Summit Resort Group really help to support that need and show what a generous and supportive community Summit County is. We're lucky to have businesses like that here."
- Hike leads kids along fairy forest trail in Breckenridge
- Wind Sprints: How do you sleep at night, Summit County? (editor column)
- Mine near Keystone still causing trouble
- Mountain Town News: Can British Columbia support a new ski area? (column)
- Mountain Wheels: High-end car enthusiasts take to private racetracks