We depend on the generosity of incredible sponsors to maintain and support the Stratton Foundation. Events like the annual 24 Hours of Stratton presented by the Stratton Mountain Resort, attracts athletes, families and friends, to the Stratton Mountain area of southern Vermont to raise money for children living in economic hardship and without basic necessities. We are grateful to these businesses for their value of Goodwill and commitment to Community.
Event Partner & Host
The Stratton Mountain Resort makes an incredible contribution to the Stratton Foundation every year, in resources, marketing, and manpower, as well as helps to build and strengthen partnerships through their powerful brand, giving back to the Stratton Mountain and Valley Community to help Vermont children & families.
Thank you Stratton.
WCAX is your local source for information in Burlington, delivering breaking news, weather and sports. Covering all of Vermont, the Upper Valley in New Hampshire and New York
Thank you WCAX.
WJJR (98.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary format. Licensed to Rutland, Vermont, USA, the station serves the Lebanon-Rutland- White River Junction area with "the best mix of music." The station is currently owned by Pamal Broadcasting.
Thank you 98.1 WJJR.
The concept of sustainability is not new to Casella. For over thirty years the foundation of our business has been built on managing and conserving environmental resources for our customers and communities in a viable economic model.
Our local outreach programs support the communities where Casella employees and stakeholders live and work. Our focus is to support programs that enhance our environment, our communities, and our future.
Thank you Casella.
ProCalc opened its doors April 4th, 1992, and today has thousands of companies worldwide using its software. Two applications included ProCalc Lease Analysis and Prolease Administration Database. Owner, Alan Bushell is an original organizer of the 24 Hours of Stratton, along with Michael, Cobb, giving back to the Stratton Vermont community.
Thank you ProcCalc.
The 24 Hours of Stratton is designed to make a powerful and lasting impact on the lives of Vermont children and families living in poverty! The towns within the shadow of Stratton Mountain drastically depend on the financial support of the 24 Hours of Stratton, the Stratton Foundation, and Stratton Mountain Resort to support major initiatives set-forth to break the cycle of rural, generational poverty prevalent in Vermont.
Founded in 1996, the Stratton Foundation finds, fortifies, and financially supports programs that address the direct challenges of poverty which stand in the way of a child and his/her education and wellbeing. Major initiatives include:
1 in 4 Vermont children experiences hunger and food hardship, and many schools within our rural communities have rates nearing 80%(1) of children who qualify for free or reduced lunches. Lack of affordable housing, low wages, high unemployment and lack of public transportation all contribute to hunger and food insecurity in Vermont(2).
The 24 Hours of Stratton has provided funding to feed hundreds of children:
• School snacks and lunch programs where government funding is remiss;
• Weekly food programs for local children who are at-risk of going without meals during the summer;
• Healthy weekend food backpack programs for long weekends and holidays when school is not in session;
• Supplementing local food pantries with provisions throughout the year;
1) Vermont Agency of Education Child Nutrition Programs Annual Statistics Report 2013-2014
2) Hunger Free Vermont Hunger Facts. 2010-2012, 3 year average from US Census.
2. ORAL HEALTH
Oral health is vital to overall health, and access to affordable dental care is limited in the state of Vermont(1). Poor oral hygiene and pain is a leading cause of academic distraction and frequent absences(2). Schools within the Stratton footprint report children lacking parents with a preventative care and basic oral hygiene mindset, a toothbrush and supplies, dental education, routine checkups, dental insurance or the ability to apply, or transportation.
The 24 Hours of Stratton has provided funding to help hundreds of children receive:
• Dental services and acute care, many of whom have never been to a dentist;
• Dental kits, supplies, and education programs for young children and their families;
• Gas cards to help families afford to take their child(ren) to a dentist or doctor.
1) Vermont Department of Health Office of Oral Health
2) US National Library of Medicine – The Impact of Oral Health on Academic Performance of Disadvantaged Children 2012
Particularly unique in Vermont is the plague of rural, generational and cyclical poverty where without opportunity, children have a dismal future of gaining economic independence(1). Children growing up in poverty face many interconnecting obstacles that are both academic and non-academic in nature. They are more likely to have a myriad of health and wellness issues and perform poorly in school. Understanding the mindset and values of a family living in economic hardship goes beyond hunger, and transcends generations to include a focus on the present, a home environment that lacks emphasis on academic success, literacy, and advancement with an assumption that education ends before or with a high school degree(2).
The 24 Hours of Stratton has helped hundreds of Vermont children by providing:
• An innovative Success Program for “at risk” youth to foster a mindset for academic success and setting goals;
• First-generation opportunities for teens becoming educational groundbreakers for their families;
• Academic resources, school supplies, tutoring, and an equality of education for children falling behind due to economic disadvantages;
• Basic necessities such as warm clothing, food, shoes and boots, personal items, transportation, etc.
1) Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College Policy Research (2010-ongoing)
2) The Vermont Poverty Council: Improving the Odds for Kids
4. SOCIAL & MENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Despite increased access to health insurance and treatment in Vermont over the past two decades, healthy childhood development remains challenging for many children in our rural communities. Many of the factors that contribute to the development and exacerbation of mental health problems in children are not the result of pathology but the unaddressed basic social and economic needs: poor nutrition, isolation, inadequate or unstable housing, broken families and living with a parent or parents unable to cope with these issues. The Foundation, in partnership with neighboring schools and social services, share in the vision of educating the “whole child” and have identified mental health and community social services as among the greatest needs in our area not fully addressed by current programs and resources.
The 24 Hours of Stratton has helped hundreds of Vermont families by funding:
• The wide gap in services to connect children and families to resources that provide counseling, healthy food, medical care, transportation, education, and more.
• Assistance with heat, unexpected incidences of emergency and critical services of safety, security, and sanitation.
Together we are changing lives and the Stratton Foundation remains poised with funds to help Vermonters in-need every day, and throughout the year!
Thank you on behalf of the Vermont that you love, and the people who make it a special place.
The Stratton Foundation: 802.297-2096 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about community giving and Stratton Foundation events, visit strattonfoundation.org
CLICK HERE FOR FUNDRAISING TOOLKIT AND PLEDGE FORM
STEP 1: TEAM OR INDIVIDUAL?
1. Join as a Team - Sign up as a Captain or a Member of a Team
2. Join as an Individual (no team)
To build a team of 2-12 members, you must first appoint a captain to start the team registration.
When you register you will be directed to setup your own personal and/or team page for easy access to team members, individual fundraising amounts and team totals.
One email per registration
When you register for the 24 Hours of Stratton you can only register one person at a time with one email. This is how we can ensure we gather the information for each person, have you agree to your fundraising minimum and put on the best event possible.
You can only use one email address once. So if a parent registers their child, you'll need to use a separate email address for each person. If the person you’re registering doesn't have an email, you can always create an email real quick. If you have any trouble registering, feel free to email Quintas@CrowdRise.com to help with everything.
Participation includes, per person:
• Two-day ski pass (Saturday and Sunday)
• Access privileges to daytime and nighttime skiing/boarding under the lights
• Saturday Opening Breakfast & Welcome
• Sunday Indoor Brunch Buffet & Awards Ceremony
• Raffles & Giveaways
• 24 Hour Athlete Bib
• 24 Hour Participant “Swag Bag”
STEP 2: VERTICAL TRACKING OR JUST-FOR-FUN?
Yes, Official Vertical Tracking - Wear your Bib and official individual Vertical Tracking Chip and set your own personal goals or compete for the Individual Vertical Challenge. The Tracking Chip will be assigned and monitored to your specific Participation Bib. = $450 Minimum Individual Fundraising
No Official Vertical Tracking – Wear your Participation Bib and make the 24 Hours your own, skiing as much or as little as you wish for the thrill of it with no official vertical tracking chip. = $300 Minimum Individual Fundraising
Teams receive (1) Team Tracking Chip to exchange and qualify for the Team Vertical Relay Challenge.
This means that if you are also on a team competing, and it’s your turn to ski for the team – you will be wearing two (2) tracking chips – (1) for your Individual Vertical Challenge and (1) for the Team Vertical Relay Challenge!
See Rules & Regulations for information about passing a bib or chip to another athlete, and award categories and prizes.
STEP 3: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$0 to Register. When you register you will be asked to enter your credit card but you will be charged $0.
Get everyone you know to sponsor you and donate to meet or exceed the minimum participation requirement to help Vermont children in-need (See the Charity Section). If you do not raise the minimum by 9AM on January 7, 2017, your credit card will be charged the balance.
• $450 Official Vertical Tracking Individual Minimum Fundraising Requirement
• $300 No Vertical Tracking Individual Minimum Fundraising Requirement
*All skiers/boards must agree to participation waiver and photo release.
*All skiers/boarders must read and agree to rules and regulations.
Cancellations must be received in writing on or before 9 AM January 1, 2017 to receive refund of participation minimum requirement if, and only if, the contribution was made directly by the participant. No refunds will be offered after January 1, 2017.
Friday January 6th
|7PM – 10PM:||24HR Registration & Kickoff Reception|
Saturday, January 7th
|7AM – Finish||Team Check-in & 24 Hour HQ||24Hour HQ|
|7AM – 9AM||Participant ‘Grab-n-Go’ Breakfast||24Hour HQ|
|9:00AM||Start Participant Parade||Courtyard|
Sunday, January 8th
|9:00AM||24 Hour FINISH!|
|9:00AM-10:30AM||Athlete Benefit Breakfast|
Concerts & Evening Events To Come!
Click Here to download Official Rules
Ski as an Individual or Start/Join a Team.
A Team can be 2-12 members – grandparents, colleagues, children, family, friends, classmates – you name it.
Every participant gets a bib to ski anytime during the 24 Hours.
Register for $0 and fundraise to meet and go above and beyond your individual minimum requirement.
The fundraising minimum gets you 2-day lift tickets, athlete bib, event swag, access to food and event privileges, music, and more!
Fundraising minimum $450.00
• You may opt-out of officially tracking your laps and vertical feet skied.
Fundraising minimum $300.00
Medals will be awarded in the following categories:
Top Individual Fundraiser –1st / 2nd / 3rd
Top Team Fundraiser - 1st Place – Cobb Trophy & Medals / 2nd place / 3rd place
NEW 2017: BEST INDIVIDUAL AND BEST TEAM COSTUME
TEAM RELAY VERTICAL CHALLENGE
Team Vertical Relay – 1st / 2nd / 3rd
INDIVIDUAL VERTICAL CHALLENGE
Overall Top Vertical Male
Overall Top Vertical Female
Overall Top Vertical Snowboarder Male
Overall Top Vertical Snowboarder Female
1st / 2nd / 3rd – Male / Female
Age 17 and younger
Can I sign up as an individual and join a team later? Or visa versa?
Absolutely! You can change how participate at any time until January 5th, 2017. To adjust your participation please contact Tammy at the Stratton Foundation email@example.com or call 802.297.2096.
How much does it cost to participate?
It is a fundraising event, so hopefully it won't cost you anything! You can register for $0, and then ask everyone you know to donate to you and for a great cause to meet your minimum requirement to enjoy all the good stuff - like a two-day pass, swag, awards breakfast, and the bragging rights to ski as much as you wish for 24 Hours! The minimum requirement is $300 for no official tracking, and $450 if you'd like to have your own official vertical tracking chip.
How many people on a team can ski at one time?
Everyone on your team can ski together if they wish. Each participant gets an athlete bib. If you want your vertical feet to be tracked - you will wear your INDIVIDUAL CHIP. One (1) tracking chip will also be issued to you as your TEAM CHIP for the vertical relay challenge. HOWEVER - there will be a TEAM TRANSFER ZONE near the lifts and this is the only place where a TEAM CHIP can "legally" be exchange among your teammates. Tracking chips will be clearly identified by color.
I already have a season pass. Do I still need to reach my minimum?
Yes, It is a fundraising event, so hopefully it won't cost you anything! You can register for $0, and then ask everyone you know to donate to you and for a great cause to meet your minimum requirement to enjoy all the good stuff - like a two-day pass, swag, awards breakfast, and the bragging rights to ski as much as you wish for 24 Hours! The minimum requirement is $300 for no official tracking, and $450 if you'd like to have your own official vertical tracking chip.
How does the fundraising work if you are on a team?
The team is responsible for making sure that each individual member of their team raises their own minimum requirement. If Tara and Tammy are on a team, but Tara raises $1,000 and Tammy only raises $100, Tammy will still be charged $200 on her credit card if she does not reach the minimum in time. We can surely help you allocate donations and manage your team member’s fundraising pages – contact Tammy! (802) 297-2096.
What should/can I bring to the event?
A lot can happen in 24 Hours, so if you plan to ski/board and stay on the resort for the entire 24 hours, bring warm clothing. layers, and necessities to be comfortable and warm. Food will be available for participants but options to purchase are also on resort. Many athletes take breaks throughout the night and bring food, pillows, blow-up mattresses, sleeping bags, space heaters, and even small pop-tents.
How does the official tracking chip work?
There are lots of free Apps out there that tell you how far and long you’ve skied – but to qualify for awards at the 24 Hours of Stratton, you need to opt-in to get an official vertical tracking chip provided by All Sports Events. Team Vertical Tracking Chip: Your team will get 1-tracking chip to exchange during the team relay. Individual Tracking Chip: If you have an individual vertical tracking chip, you will want to wear this appropriately below your knee at all times. If you are also skiing for your team in the relay, you will then be wearing two tracking chips - caution not to transfer your individual tracking chip by mistake during the team relay. That would be a mistake - woopsy!
What is the refund policy?
All contributions are considered a donation, and all donations are non-refundable. Special circumstances to avoid a credit card charge for the balance remaining, will be considered if received prior to January 1, 2017. Please contact Tammy at (802) 297-2096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The Stratton Mountain Resort: 802.297.2200
The Stratton Foundation office is located in the Stratton Mountain Resort's Village directly across from Stratton Mountain Market & Deli. 802.297.2096
Is my donation tax deductible?
The Stratton Foundation is a 501C3 non-profit organization, EIN #04-3343551. All donations are tax deductible. Letters and email receipts will be sent out so please provide your contact information.
Can someone write a check to support me as a participant/my team?
Yes. Checks can be made out to the Stratton Foundation, PO Box 523 Stratton Mountain, VT 05155. All checks received prior to the fundraising calculation deadline of January 8, 2017 at 9 AM will be attributed to the participant/team. Donors should identify the individual/team on the Message Line of their check.
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The 24 Hours of Stratton is a unique opportunity to ski or snowboard at the Stratton Mountain Resort for 24 Hours, to end hunger and break the cycle of rural poverty for children living in Vermont.
Vermont is a great place to visit and enjoy all the beauty of the mountains and changing seasons, but long winters, high cost of living, and seasonal employment makes it a challenging place to raise a family. Schools report up to 80% of their children who live at or below poverty, with limited resources. At least 1 out of every 3 families depends on food pantries to feed their children, and the rural geography limits access to health and dental care. Unfortunately, the cycle of poverty can persist generation after generation in families where education is not considered a priority, and funds raised support programs designed to help these children realize their potential for success.
Since 2013, over 1,400 athletes have raised $800,000 for the Stratton Foundation to make a powerful impact and this year is set to be the biggest and best year yet!
Together we can CHANGE LIVES! Click THE CHARITY & STRATTON tab to read more.