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Kudos & Kindness: Thank you for exciting youth luncheon

South Lake Tahoe Police Activities League

The South Lake Tahoe Police Activities League (PAL) would like to thank Michael Allen, Director of Skier Services, Heavenly Mountain Resorts and Dick and Nancy Gardner, Red Hut Cafe.

Red Hut Cafe donated the lunches and staff time for our job-coaching luncheon at Red Hut on Jan. 11. Six PAL sponsored Snowboard Outreach Society University members, one former PAL sponsored youth, Mike Allen (Heavenly Mountain Resort), Amy Jackson (PAL) and I (PAL) were in attendance.

For these high school youth, sports are a big part of their lives. They relate to the world through soccer and snowboarding. Mike Allen tapped into their excitement of snowboarding to convey some life lessons by sharing his experiences and wisdom. All the youth attentively listened to what Mr. Allen had to say and the youth contributed to the conversation by asking questions.

This luncheon prepared the youth for future employment interviews, aided them in understanding the career potential that Heavenly and Vail may hold for them, energized them, and they formed a special bond with Mr. Allen that will continue to build each time he sees them at the California Lodge.

When we got into the car after lunch, I asked Julian and Jonathan how the luncheon went. They were so excited and eager to speak that they both talked on top of one another for a few seconds. They were inspired by the stories Mr. Allen told, particularly the story about the woman who worked her way up the corporate ladder and Mrs. Jackson’s quote that “If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.”

Thank you Heavenly and Red Hut for your commitment to the health of the South Lake Tahoe community. We look forward to partnering with you in the future.

Nicole Zaborsky

South Lake Tahoe Police Activities League

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