CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf Regional Ski Educational Foundation and Sugarloaf Ski Club recently awarded $24,000 to area snow-sport athletes.

Fifty-one athletes applied to the Foundation and the Sugarloaf Ski Club for financial assistance in participating in ski and snowboard programs run by Sugarloaf Mountain and Carrabassett Valley Academy. Funds were made available by the Ayotte Fund, the Brook Gallup Memorial Fund, the McKay/Waddle race, the Sugarloaf Regional Ski Educational Foundation, the Sugarloaf Ski Club and the town of Carrabassett.

All applicants must complete a formal application which includes a recommendation. Different criteria are in place for each of the funds. The committee commended the applicants for their commitment to their sports. The Sugarloaf Ski Club coordinates all the administrative work related to the applications.

Donations are still being sought for the next round of applications. Donations are fully deductible. Please send donations to SRSEF, P.O. Box 546, Stratton, ME 04982.

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