Summit County Search & Rescue receives $25K |

Summit County Search & Rescue receives $25K

The employees of the 13 Breckenridge Sports shops, the seven Keystone Sports shops, and Mountain Sports Outlet in Silverthorne combined their efforts on behalf of their annual Adopt-A-Cause campaign this year by raising $17,408 from customers and shoppers during the month of December and early January to benefit Summit County Rescue Group – a local branch of the statewide organization that provides search and rescue services throughout Summit County.Vail Resorts Echo sweetened the donation by contributing an extra 50 cents for every dollar up to $100 donated by customers and shoppers for an extra $8,436 contribution. The combination of donations and the matching contribution will amount to a check for $25,844 for the local group as a result of the Adopt-A-Cause campaign, now in its 13th year and part of a company-wide effort among the sporting goods stores of Specialty Sports Venture in Broomfield. Across Colorado, California, Nevada, and Utah the sporting good stores raised more than $116,830 from shoppers for a variety of different causes that were selected by the employees and managers of the shops in each region. The Broomfield based company then matched 50 cents for every dollar up to $100 in every store for a total match of more than $55,000. The combined total of $172,046 will be distributed among 14 different charities ranging from Children’s Hospital in Denver, a rural hospice, Search and Rescue programs, ski programs for the disabled, and special children’s causes.”It’s exciting for us to keep this effective program going and growing in the communities where we live and work because that is vitally important to us,” said Kat Jobanputra COO of Specialty Sports Venture, the retail division of Vail Resorts. “Adopt-A-Cause allows our local employees to be advocates and raise money for hometown causes they believe in.”- Daily News staff report

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