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Kudos & Kindness: U.S. Ski Team president gives kudos to Squaw Valley

U.S. Ski Team president gives kudos to Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley is always a special place for the athletes of the U.S. Ski Team. With its incredible Olympic history and the great, supportive culture in the community, Squaw Valley always delivers a world class experience for athletes and fans alike.

In the months leading up to the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships, Squaw Valley was faced with a variety of challenges but never wavered in their commitment to excellence. Hometown heroes Julia Mancuso, Tim Jitloff and Travis Ganong were able to battle it out against the best athletes in the USA in front of huge crowds. The venues were amazing and provided the perfect setting to inspire athletes young and old.

Squaw Valley delivered a great, one-of-a-kind event. This year's Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships will be held up as an example for years to come. I'd like to especially thank Squaw Valley President and CEO Andy Wirth and the Organizing Committee for bringing together an exceptional event. On behalf of our athletes, I'd like to extend my sincere thanks to Squaw Valley and the local community for an outstanding U.S. Championships weekend. Thank you for making this such a fantastic event.

Tiger Shaw, president and CEO, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

Park City, UT

Kids treated to day on the slopes

A big shout out to Heavenly and Echo Vail Resorts staff and management for their generosity and hospitality. The Family Resource Center was awarded four Sundays on the mountain with gear, lift tickets and instruction for 25 kids!

We so appreciate having this tremendous opportunity. From all of us who participated, thank you Heavenly, your instructors were top notch, the snow was fantastic, and the experience was priceless.

De-Anne Hooper

South Lake Tahoe

Kiwanis donation of Wii to benefit patients

Barton Skilled Nursing would like to thank the generosity and support of the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra for the procurement and donation of a Wii gaming console to our activities program. We are excited for our residents to have the ability to participate in games on the Wii that they may no longer be physically able to do, such as golf and tennis. We are truly grateful for the continued support of your wonderful organization.

Maureen Froyum and Natalie Stetson, activities department

Barton Skilled Nursing

Elks lodge helps community

Bread & Broth's dinner serving at St. Theresa Church's Grace Hall on Monday, March 24, was sponsored by the Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge #2670. The Elks Lodge Adopt A Day donation of $250 made it possible for B&B to serve a hot, nutritious meal to over 85 guests, provide seconds for those still hungry and give out "take home" servings to be enjoyed by those unable to attend or as a "second" dinner.

Donating their time and great spirit at the dinner were Elks Lodge members Dan Wells, Gary and Toni Wendt, Roger and Jeanne Barragan, Gail Bryan and Jim Plameng. They were a very personable group, speaking with each guest and very genuine in their interactions.

"This is a great way for the Elks Lodge to get hands on and serve the community," said Roger Barragan. "We love helping those around us."

Elks organizations invest in communities and meet local need where their members live and work. The Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge #2670 is a very active and community involved group and Bread & Broth is very fortunate to have them as a sponsor and join our hard working, all volunteer program members in feeding the less fortunate of our community.

For more information about B&B, visit http://www.breadandbroth.org or find us on Facebook.

Carol Gerard, fundraising chairperson

Bread & Broth