$10,000 Vail Resorts grant funds center scholarships

Youth climb on the rock wall at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville

Youth climb on the rock wall at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville

An in-kind $10,000 Vail Resorts EpicPromise Community Grant enabled the Douglas County Community Services Foundation and Incredible Kids Scholarship Program to raise $25,000 for the Foundation and the Incredible Kids Scholarship Program.

The money helps fund provides youth and teen scholarships at the Douglas County Kahle Community Center in the Stateline and the Community and Senior Center in Gardnerville.

The goal of Douglas County Community Services and the Foundation is to provide an opportunity for every youth in the county to engage in healthy living, learning and experiences.

“Our goal is to create opportunities for youth and teens to get fit while having fun and to make these opportunities affordable for all to enjoy,” said Douglas County Director of Community Services, Scott Morgan. “The Vail EpicPromise Community Grant provided the annual online auction with a tremendous opportunity to raise funds and support that means so much to the community and Douglas County.”

The grant provided in-kind gifts to the Foundation’s Silent Auction Christmas Fundraiser. The gifts include ski vacations at any Vail resort in the world, gondola rides, annual ski passes, day passes, summer passes and more.

The online auction garnered bids from across the country and locally from avid adventurers, skiers, and explorers who bid on the high-end items.

“The Douglas County Community Services Foundation and the Douglas County Community Services Department are extremely grateful to again be a selected recipient of the Vail Heavenly EpicPromise Community Grant Program,” said Chairwoman Renea Louie. “Their generous support for the Foundation’s annual fundraising event which supports many programs and needed equipment as well as youth and teen gym membership scholarship programs and more, which will keep our youth and teens back in the centers’ activities and events.”


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