Contact: Megan Skiles
Killington Winter Pride / GNAR LLC
(Burlington, VT) December 5,
2012: The organizers of Killington Winter Pride announced today that the
Vermont-based, RU12? Community Center has been selected as the principle
nonprofit beneficiary for the 2013 event scheduled for February 1 – 3, 2013.
RU12? Community Center
celebrates, educates, and advocates with and for LGBTQ Vermonters. They offer a
wide range of programs from social and educational events to health and
wellness programs to direct services and advocacy.
“We are thrilled to team up
with an organization that has demonstrated such a strong and long-standing
commitment to the LGBTQ community here in Vermont,” said Megan Skiles, founder
and Event Director of Killington Winter Pride.
The Gay Network Alliance of
Riders (G.N.A.R.) and RU12? Community Center are partnering to produce Winter
Pride in an effort to promote wellness,
diversity, social engagement, winter sports and pride.
“Working with Killington
Winter Pride has been amazing. Their vision for Winter Pride is just so
inclusive and celebratory of the LGBTQ community,” said Kim Fountain, Executive
Director of RU12?. “The Center works with communities throughout Vermont and we
continually hear from them that they want more LGBTQ-focused events and spaces.
This event is providing exactly that on a really big scale.”
Killington Winter Pride is
a fun-filled weekend aimed to celebrate the LGBTQ movement. The three-day event
will feature an exciting lineup of on-snow activities, Pride parties and live
entertainment. Event festivities will take place at Killington Resort, the
largest ski resort in Eastern North America. The Resort boasts 71 miles of
skiable terrain or 140 trails, six terrain parks and a superpipe spread across
six peaks with 22 lifts. For those who might not ski or ride, there is a Tubing
Park, snowcat-drawn sleigh rides and spa services.
Conveniently located in the
heart of Vermont, just hours from Massachusetts and New York, Killington Winter
Pride hopes to draw locals and guests throughout the East Coast.
For more information or to
register, visit www.GnarWinterPride.com
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.