Sandy Hook Benefit Event
Mad River Mountain to host benefit for Sandy Hook Elementary
In the wake of the second worst school shooting in US history, Mad River Mountain, the weekly ski club destination for many central Ohio grade schools, has announced plans to host a season kick-off event benefiting the Connecticut school. The "Snow Jam 2 Benefit Sandy Hook" gets underway at 6:00pm on Saturday, December 22nd.
Mad River will fire up the snowmaking guns and create a Rail Jam venue in front of the Loft Deck, allowing skiers and riders a sneak peek at this year's set up in Capital Park, the Midwest's #1 Terrain Park. Those looking to participate in the Jam can sign up the day of the event for $10.
Raffle tickets for prizes from Mad River and its partners, including lift tickets, tubing tickets, retail items and more, will be on sale inside the Loft Bar while live entertainment is provided by the Scott McCarron Duo. A Christmas tree will be erected where care packages and gifts can be left for Sandy Hook families. In the spirit of the holiday, attendees are encouraged to dress in their Ugly Christmas Sweater best!
Up to the Minute Raffle Items Include:
- Tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters in Columbus, December 28th - donated by Clear Channel
- Tickets to the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Truck Show in Columbus, January 4th - donated by Clear Channel
- (5) Four Pack of Tickets to the Columbus Zoo WildLights (goodthrugh 12/31/12) - donated by the Columbus Zoo
- Four Pack of Tickets to the Avalanche Tubing Park - donated by Mad River Mountain
- Four Pack of Lift Tickets to Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort - donated by Boston Mills Brandywine
- A Yuengling Custom Snowboard - donated by Yuengling
- (5) Dave and Busters Power Cards with 144 game chips each - donated by Dave & Busters
- (2) Cases of Red Bull & Sugar Free Red Bull - donated by Red Bull of Ohio
- (10) $10 Roosters Gift Certificates - donated by Roosters
- Pair of Tickets Broadway in Columbus presentation of Green Day's "American Idiot" - 3/13/13 - donated by Sunny 95
- Custom NASCAR Pint Glasses - donated by Coca-Cola
- Full sized Foldable Adult Bike - donated by Coca-Cola
- Framed & autographed photo of OSU Linebacker Zach Boren in "THE GAME" 12-0 Season - donated by Giant Eagle
- More to come later in the week.
All proceeds from Rail Jam entrants and raffle ticket sales, as well as any other donations and gifts will be sent to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund set up by the United Way after the event.