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SOS meeting scheduled for Frisco on Sunday

Ryan Slabaugh

FRISCO – An orientation for kids and parents involved with the Snowboard Outreach Society (SOS) University Program is scheduled for Sunday, from 1-3 p.m. at the Frisco Community Center.

Arn Menconi, the executive director of SOS, will give a presentation to help get everyone excited about the program, said Seth Blackmer, curriculum coordinator.

The number of Summit County youth signed up has doubled from last year, and more is expected. Last season, 20 young athletes signed up for the program, while 38 are expected at Sunday’s meeting. The cap has been set at 50.

“A lot of the growth is because Vail Resorts is giving us more season passes,” Blackmer said. “Vail Resorts has been more generous with that because they’ve seen the outcome of the SOS program.”

The University Program was created to help students work on leadership, community outreach projects, recreation, coaching, exercise, employment training, social skills training, all while continuing in the sport of snowboarding.

SOS is also expanding to New Mexico and Washington this year.

“Most people don’t know we’re all across the country,” Blackmer said.

The program started in Eagle County and is based out of Avon. For more information or to volunteer, call (970) 845-7040.

Ryan Slabaugh can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 257, or at

rslabaugh@summitdaily.com.


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