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Ski Event to Benefit Kids Escaping Drugs

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The beautiful HoliMont Ski Resort in Ellicottville, N.Y., will once again host the 16th Annual Kids Escaping Drugs SkiScape. The Jan. 5, 2014, event will feature skiing, snowboarding, and an acoustic performance by Jay McDonnell. Interested participants can enter races and everyone is invited to cheer on the firefighter competition. Teams from volunteer fire companies will compete in full firefighting gear as they race downhill.

A minimum donation of $60, which can be done in pledges, is required to participate and includes an all-day lift ticket, T-shirt and lunch. The Eastern Hills Mall will be giving gift cards to any participant who raises $100 or more.

All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign, which supports Renaissance Campus, a residential treatment facility for teenagers suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. The campus consists of five buildings with a total of 62 patient beds. Renaissance House is a 30-bed, in-patient treatment facility for boys ages 12-17; Stepping Stones is a 16-bed, in-patient facility for girls ages 12-21; and Promise House is our 16-bed, inpatient facility for boys ages 18-21.

SkiScape is presented by Eastern Hills Mall, West Herr Automotive Group, Keller Brothers & Miller, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Buffalo, Erie Community College, EnergyMark LLC, Channel 2 On Your Side, 96.1 JOY FM, First Student, Metro Group, Inc., AdPro Sports and Rich Products.

For more information or to register, please call the office at (716) 827-9462.

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