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Save Lost Valley!

Organized by: Friends of Lost Valley

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Friends of Lost Valley via Crowdrise
October 20, 2014

Thank You Everyone who participated. Our Fundraiser has now ended, please see the FOLV Facebook page for more info. THANK YOU! See More

EVENT DATE Oct 17, 2014

THE STORY:

Lost Valley Ski & Banquet Resort has served the greater Lewiston Auburn community since 1961 as a safe and friendly family ski resort where kids and adults alike learn to ski, build skills and confidence, and create memories of high-spirited times with family and friends having fun and engaging in healthy outdoor physical activity.

Unfortunately, the resort has declined in repair and appearance over the years, and machinery, equipment, and infrastructure has become outdated and inefficient. The 2008 recession also hit the small resort hard and years of operating in the red has the nail and hammer poised over the coffin of this cherished family institution.

But it's not too late to grab the nail and hammer out of the reaper's hand and "Save Lost Valley!" Over the past few months, as news of the resort's impending doom has spread, a team of motivated local individuals, known as Friends of Lost Valley, has banded together to find solutions to keep Lost Valley alive. The team realizes there are larger leadership and infrastructure challenges that will need to be addressed in the long run, in order to keep Lost Valley sustainable for years to come. They are presently hard at work - hand-in-hand with the current management - finding solutions to these longer-term challenges. However, in the short term, Lost Valley remains in triage, in need of an immediate cash infusion to stay in the game and at least open it's doors for the 2014/15 ski season. The resort will need the support of its community to make this happen.

Friends of Lost Valley has created this Crowdrise campaign to meet 2 fundraising benchmarks:

$50,000 will allow Lost Valley to partially open, getting the much-loved colored chair swinging again for 2014/15.

$100,000 will allow for a full opening, with both the colored chair and the silver chair in full operation for the 2014/15 season.
 

Please note that if we do not reach a funding threshold to allow Lost Valley to open, all collected funds will be donated to the Auburn Ski Association, Central Maine Adaptive Sports, and other local 501(c)(3) not for profit organizations that support skiing in our community. Should that happen, all donations would become tax deductible.

As we work to solve the larger challenges ahead, Friends of Lost Valley thank you for your crucial support at this urgent time! Together, we can Save Lost Valley!

 

Photo Credit to Steve Yenco Photography.

$25,805

 

52% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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  • The Fourniers

    $20

  • Isaac Salisbury

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Paul and Kathy Cain

    $450

  • Dana Cohen-Kaplan

    $20

  • Brian Kennedy

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chris Crum

    $15

  • Jordan Cargill

    $20

  • A Friend - doubling down!

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John Davenport

    $20

  • Jean Hoffman

    $250

  • The Joseph Family

    $25

  • The Webber Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sean Murphy - Los Angeles, CA

     

  • Robert and Mary Ellen Taylor

    $50

  • THE CASEY FAMILY FROM NEWTON

     

  • The Griswold Family

    $25

  • Kenney & Charlene

    $25

  • Lauren Traister

    $50

  • P Cubed and Co.

     

  • Shawn & Kim MacDonald

    $100

  • The Strong Family - Littleon MA

    $50

  • Judy Marden

    $50

  • Ben White

     

  • Marie Fukuda

    $25

  • Debbie Littlefield

    $100

  • The Lyons Family

     

  • Leroy & Bernice Brown

    $100

  • The Hughes family

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • The Wilkinson Family

     

  • The Levesque Family

     

  • J Stevens

     

  • EMERSON TOYOTA

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $5

  • Sloan Suddeth

    $25

  • Bobcat

    $20

  • Zac Anderson

    $50

  • Auburn Nordic Ski Association

    $100

  • Desjardin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • WinterKids

    $200

  • MISHMAN

    $10

  • The St. John Family

    $250

  • Bobcat

     

  • Wendy Banks

    $250

  • James and Marcia Jackson

    $20

  • Chrissy McCabe

    $30

  • Brenda Bornstein In Memory of Henry Davenport

    $25

  • Nancy Davenport In Memory of Henry Davenport

    $100

  • Judith Sargent In Memory of Henry Davenport

    $25

  • Dorothy Crowley In Memory of Henry Davenport

    $20

  • Jane Pratt

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Hart Family

    $50

  • Dennis & Lydia Tuttle

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Bronc & Lisa Skilling B&J

    $100

  • Jack Bailey

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Christine Patton

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Peter, Susan & Victoria Bunker

    $250

  • Debbie Williamson 'sFamily

    $75

  • Wilbraham Family

    $50

  • Jessica Sullivan Morel

    $50

  • SEELEYS

    $100

  • Josie White

    $50

  • Corky Harrer

    $20

  • John Kim

    $100

  • J & C Goodwin

    $50

  • George Dersham

    $1,000

  • Cari Traister Schiff

     

  • Frank Emery

    $25

  • Jeff and Amy OBrien

    $100

  • Hayden and Gavin Bavis

    $100

  • Sunday River

    $5,000

  • Jan & Ian Ormon

    $100

  • Jack Duffin

    $20

  • Arnold & Roberta Burgess In Memory of Henry Davenport

    $25

  • Nancy & Larry Douglass In Memory of Henry Davenport

    $25

  • Robert & Sandra Oliver In Memory of Henry Davenport

    $10

  • Bentley Rathbant & Aletha Blackmore In Memory of Henry Davenport

    $50

  • Jean Titos In Memory of Henry Davenport

    $30

  • Una Tuck In Memory of Henry Davenport

    $50

  • Paxton Austin

    $25

  • Diane and Walter Hebold

    $100

  • Michael Ludwig

    $10

  • Tom and Leslie Morrill

    $50

  • Ron and Lisa Boisvert

    $50

  • Julia Savage

    $100

  • The Gordon Family

    $200

  • Tabitha King

    $50

  • Green Apple Kids Family Child Care Center

    $20

  • Ben and Nora

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lori, Mike and Lindsey Bolduc

    $50

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Donor Comments

Lori, Mike and Lindsey Bolduc

Lori, Mike and Lindsey Bolduc

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Ben and Nora

Ben and Nora

DONATION: $100

How we love this ski hill! 4 years ago

Green Apple Kids Family Child Care Center

Green Apple Kids Family Child Care Center

DONATION: $20

We did a bottle drive to raise money for Lost Valley. We LOVE Lost Valley and we want to see it succeed. GOOD LUCK!!! 4 years ago

Tabitha King

Tabitha King

DONATION: $50

I am donating my pay check from the Dempsey Private Ride held at Lost Valley. Meeting Patrick Dempsey was payment enough :o) Good Luck Lost Valley!!! 4 years ago

The Gordon Family

The Gordon Family

DONATION: $200

In memory of Lincoln and Sylvia Gordon, longtime employees Lincoln: involved with construction of ski lift & lodge and rental shop manager Sylvia:: rental shop employee 4 years ago

Julia Savage

Julia Savage

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Ron and Lisa Boisvert

Ron and Lisa Boisvert

DONATION: $50

Thankful for all the wonderful memories and great times my family has had at the valley. 4 years ago

Tom and Leslie Morrill

Tom and Leslie Morrill

DONATION: $50

For all the children 4 years ago

Michael Ludwig

Michael Ludwig

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

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