SOS Outreach season comes to an end
April 3, 2009
FRISCO ” More than 100 SOS Outreach students will enjoy their final ride day at Breckenridge today.
The students are part of the SOS University program, a multi-year, progressive commitment that incorporates a variety of on-hill and off-hill activities for students, and gets them involved in community service projects.
The SOS graduates helped with the Make a Difference Day county-wide clean-up, cooked community dinners at the Elks Club, helped with the Special Olympics, worked at an Animal Shelter, helped with the Nordic Gold Rush Race, rang bells for Salvation Army, fixed hiking signs on trails with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, and pitched in with the Romp to Stomp snowshoe race as well as the Dew Tour in Breckenridge.
Theresa Bisio, the SOS Regional Programs Director for Summit County, said this season has been their most successful to date.
“Last year we started with 89 kids, and just 64 graduated, but this year we have 119 kids, and all but five will graduate,” she said. “Our mentors this year have been awesome, and it’s just been a great group of kids who want to help out their community and really enjoy their time on the mountain.”
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will also be at the SOS Outreach office in Frisco today from 10-11 a.m. and will field questions from the community.
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The students, their parents and volunteers plan to gather at the bottom of Peak 9 at 2:45 p.m. to finish the day. The event is open to the public.
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