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Steamboat briefs: Annual Scholarship Day sets another fundraising record

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s annual Scholarship Day raised a record $84,890 for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Scholarship Fund from opening day ticket proceeds Wednesday, according to a news release.

"We can't thank the community enough for their continued support of Scholarship Day and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club," said Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer of Ski Corp., in the release. "Scholarship Day 2014 was an incredible season opener and will help set the tone for the season ahead."

Since 1991, Scholarship Day has raised nearly $930,000, generating between $12,006 to this year's record of $84,890. Funds from Scholarship Day provide important financial support to children in club programs.

"The record contribution from this year's Scholarship Day will help more families in Routt County participate in athletic and educational programs at the Club," Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club executive director Jim Boyne said. "The SSWSC currently works with nearly 1,000 kids in the Yampa Valley and over the club's history has touched the lives of tens of thousands of children and young adults."

For those who missed Scholarship Day, contributions to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Scholarship Fund can be made year-round through the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Foundation at http://www.sswscfoundation.org by designating the contribution to SSWSC Scholarship Fund.

"Programs like Steamboat's Scholarship Day are a rarity in the industry," Boyne added. "We're thankful and proud that the Steamboat Ski Area, together with tremendous support from the community, continues to contribute so much to our Routt County youth and the Winter Sports Club."

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