Bolton Outside Journey Fund launches: A brand new non-profit established to deliver equality to outside recreation within the Bolton space by offering scholarships to Vermont youth

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Bolton, VT (March 28, 2022) – The Bolton Outdoor Adventure Fund aims to raise funds to help meet the costs of outdoor recreation programs for Vermont youth participating in mountain activities in Chittenden and Washington counties in Vermont want to attend.

A soft launch fundraiser will be held at Bolton Valley Resort on Wednesday 30th March with a portion of all night ski ticket sales being generously donated to the fund which hopes to award its first grants in summer 2022. Night ski tickets are $25.00-$29.00 and can be purchased on the day of the event through the Bolton Valley website or at the Bolton Valley box office. Donations are tax-free thanks to the Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance, which will serve as tax representative, while the Bolton Outdoor Adventure Fund awaits its own 501(c)(3) status recognition.

The Bolton Outdoor Adventure Fund recognizes the value of outdoor recreation in Vermont as one of the greatest assets our state has to offer. They strive to provide all children in Vermont with equal access to the fun, education and beauty that outdoor recreation uniquely offers. Early access to nature creates lifelong stewards of the natural environment, promotes healthy lifestyles, increases joy, and brings people together. According to Ben Clark, CEO of the Chill Foundation, “We are thrilled to partner with you and grateful for what you are bringing to the world!”

The organization was a dream of Lindsay DesLauriers, President of Bolton Valley Resort, as a tool to give back and enrich the lives of community members. She recruited industry partners and like-minded people who are also passionate about creating opportunities for all to make this dream a reality. DesLauriers’ vision is executed by a strong Board of Directors led by Meghan Ksiazek, Co-Vice President and Head of Design at Turtle Fur. Ksiazek will be supported by Board Treasurer Bettina Guevara, who promotes inclusion in the free time through her leadership role with the Unlikely Horsemen, and Board Secretary, Matt Gile, whose work as Winooski School District Librarian will be indispensable to to tie efforts directly to Vermont families.

“Every child should have the opportunity to experience the fascination of what our great state has to offer. My hope is to broaden their horizons through outdoor experiences.” Meghan Ksiazek, Chair of the Bolton Outdoor Adventure Fund.

Please consider making a donation by visiting https://givebutter.com/ZBJA4J. To learn more, visit the organization’s website at https://bolton-outdoor-adventure-fund.webnode.page/.

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