WinterKids Celebrates 4th Annual Cooper Campbell Day at Shawnee Peak - fun for all | Events

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WinterKids Celebrates 4th Annual Cooper Campbell Day at Shawnee Peak - fun for all

 

WinterKids will kick off the 2012-2013 winter season with Cooper Campbell Day, a fun, fast-paced, on-mountain event for kids and their families at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, ME from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16th.

The festival—now in its fourth year—celebrates the life of Cooper Campbell, of Scarborough, who was killed by a drunk driver on the Maine Turnpike in April 2008. According to Steve Campbell, Cooper's father, fifteen-year-old Cooper was an avid skier and snowboarder who "enjoyed winter with his whole heart and lived by the words ‘live, love, listen, laugh, learn and leave a mark.'"

WinterKids and Shawnee Peak will help "leave a mark" for Cooper by bringing kids and families out on the slopes to learn and have fun together. Shawnee Peak has generously offered 75 pre-registered children and adults the chance to try skiing and snowboarding for the very first time, with free lessons, rentals, and lift tickets.

"Cooper Campbell was a true winter kid," said Julie Mulkern, Executive Director of WinterKids. "His zest for life and adventure is truly inspiring, and we're excited to give families the opportunity to try some of the winter sports Cooper loved!"

WinterKids invites all families to join the fun at Cooper Campbell Day. In addition to enjoying healthy outdoor activity, kids and their families will enjoy music, fun games, and raffle prizes. The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing will also be on-site with an interactive display about the importance of sun protection during all seasons.

WinterKids wishes to thank our local supporting businesses for offering in-kind donations to the event: MaineHealth’s Learning Resource Center, United Way of Greater Portland, City of Portland, Hannaford, Maine Red Claws, Portland Pirates, and Portland Pie Company.

WinterKids is the nonprofit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity. WinterKids’ Major Community Sponsor is Hannaford. WinterKids’ Supporting Sponsors are L.L.Bean and TD Bank. For more information about WinterKids, please visit www.winterkids.org.