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Kudos and Kindness: Thank you for making snowboarding dreams come true

Provided to the TribuneLocal children ride BlueGo's shuttle to Heavenly Mountain Resort on Jan. 10 for snowboarding.

On behalf of the Family Resource Center and the South Lake Tahoe Police Activities League , I’d like to thank Vail 360, Blue Go, Mt. Tallac High School, Kiwanis and Ms. Raymond (STMS teacher) for supporting the 2010 snowboard outing.

On Jan. 10, 2010, we took 34 local children on a snowboarding trip to Heavenly. BlueGo’s shuttle offered us door-to-door transportation. Heavenly provided small group lessons, equipment rental, lift tickets, lunch and hot cocoa. The snowboard coaches’ verve lit up the mountain and the kids adopted their vibe. From the food service staff, coffee cart employee, snowboard school staff, parking attendant ..you made a positive impact in these children’s lives. Thanks to Mt. Tallac School students and Ms. Raymond for chaperoning. Kiwanis provided healthy snacks.

FRC and SLTPAL work with children, families, school and community in South Lake Tahoe to give our members access to healthy programs that increase their self-esteem, advance their education, and forge positive relationships with peers, adults, and family. We serve 60 children in our three programs: boxing, bicycle club and recreation outings. Visit http://www.tahoeytf.com.

Once a month, our organizations bring local kids on recreation outings. The goal is to access local resources (hiking, fishing, sledding, swimming, ice skating) to positively connect the kids to healthy activities with positive adult role models. All of our activities are done with the generous support from local organizations and individuals.

To date, we have successfully steered kids away from gangs, drugs and teenage pregnancy.

One year ago, the kids asked me if we could go snowboarding. I was not sure how I was going to pull off the financial logistics of their request. Thank you Vail 360, BlueGo, Mt. Tallac School, Kiwanis and Ms. Raymond for collaborating with us on making this dream come true.

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