United Airlines is running a contest until Dec. 25th that is giving 10 million airline miles away to several non-profits. You should check out this link (http://10millioncharitymiles.com/) and vote for Eagle Mount Bozeman, so we can fly in more disabled kids and adults to experience cold Montana powder. You can vote as many times as you like and don’t have to sign in or anything. It will take roughly 2 clicks to cast your vote.
I work for an organization in Bozeman, MT called Eagle Mount (http://eaglemount.org/). Founded in 1982, Eagle Mount’s mission is to provide therapeutic recreation for people with disabilities of all ages and children with cancer. For people living with a disability or cancer, recreation means a lot more than “play time.” Recreational activities offer healing, life-affirming, joyful and satisfying experiences. When people are with Eagle Mount, the focus is always on their abilities. At Eagle Mount, every challenge inspires a new adventure.
As skiers, I am sure you realize how important recreation can be in your hectic lives, so it is easy to imagine how much of a difference it makes in someone’s with a disability, who has very limited access to the activities we enjoy every day. Eagle Mount allows the disabled to participate in activities such as skiing, horseback riding, swimming, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, cycling and fishing. Last winter, I volunteered with the ski program, and I can tell you first hand that these kids are incredibly stoked to be out riding at every chance they can get. Take your greatest pow day last year, multiply the stoke by 50 and you might be getting close to how they feel when they have cold wind on their face and powder underneath their skis.
Any miles we receive from this contest will be that many more kids we can fly in from out of state to come experience the Montana outdoors, during Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall. So if you feel that more disabled kids should be able to get that feeling that can only be had when in the great outdoors, cast your vote and tell all of your friends! Of course, in true contest sway fashion, +K will be given to anyone who responds to the thread. Thanks! Vote, Vote, Vote and Vote