EVENT: 24 Hours of Stratton 2017
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!
The Stratton Foundation is a nonprofit that in partnership with the Stratton Mountain Resort provides financial support to the community so that children can overcome the challenges of poverty and focus on their education, providing warm clothing, food, health and dental access, mental and social health services, emergency assistance and more. The children and families in southern Vermont depend on the Stratton Foundation and the 24 Hours of Stratton.
Together we can CHANGE LIVES!