Posted on 22 April 2010.
Mammoth Mountain, CA – Fifty low-income children from Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego will visit Mammoth Mountain as part of After-School All-Stars (ASAS), an organization founded by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arriving at Mammoth on April 23, the children will enjoy two days of skiing, snowboarding and other activities on the slopes of Mammoth Mountain.
As an added bonus, Mammoth Mountain will donate $5 to ASAS for every paid lift ticket sold during the weekend of April 24-25. Mammoth Mountain is also offering a package for the weekend that includes lodging, two days of lift tickets, tickets to the ASAS banquet on April 24 and a $100 donation to ASAS for every package sold. Details are available at www.MammothMountain.com/ASAS.
Attendees will be treated to all of the things that make springtime in Mammoth great: skiing and snowboarding, sunshine and crowd-free slopes. The kids will also be treated to lodging, ground transportation around Mammoth, rental equipment, group ski and snowboard lessons, gondola rides and group meals courtesy of Mammoth Mountain. Horizon Air is also donating air transportation for 10 San Diego children to fly to Mammoth.
The children can also look forward to a special banquet and career panel featuring Mammoth Mountain employees of all levels as guest speakers. Professionals in hospitality, food service, marketing, hotel management and other areas will discuss their career paths and what their jobs entail.
“We are so grateful to Rusty and Mammoth for creating a life-changing experience for these children,” said Ben Paul, President and CEO of After-School All-Stars. “For many of these children, this trip will be the first time they leave their neighborhoods, first time they sleep in a hotel, first time they see snow, not to mention the first time they ski or ride Mammoth’s world-class slopes.”
Founded by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars was created to provide children with after school programs that are fun for kids and also keep them safe and help them achieve success in school and life. The After-School All-Stars program serves 80,000 youth annually through after school and summer programs in 13 cities across the country.
In addition to improved self esteem and personal, social and academic skills, children who participate in after-school programs are three times less likely to skip classes or experiment with marijuana or other drugs. These children are also less likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes or engage in sexual activity. To learn more, visit www.as-as.org.
A satellite uplink will be made available on April 25 with video footage from the events of the weekend. If you would like information or coordinates for the satellite uplink, please contact Daniel Hansen at email@example.com. -MMSA Press Release