Sombreros, cervezas and maracas set the mood for the Livingstone Ski Academy’s sold out Spring Fling Fiesta Fundraiser at Castle Mountain Resort last Saturday evening.
Brightly coloured decorations and music from the mariachi band backdropped this great cause to celebrate a very successful first season of the LSA and raise funds for the Academy’s second year.
On March 31, the Livingstone Ski Academy announced the Spring Fling Fiesta raised over $17,000.
The funds will be used to keep tuition costs low for student athletes while enhancing the Academy’s programming.
The LSA has received an outpouring of support from local businesses in the days leading up to the event.
A silent auction boasted thousands of dollars worth of goods and services that were donated by generous sponsors, and Scotiabank in Blairmore — a venue for ticket purchases — vowed to match the sales of tickets from their location.
To kick off the evening, LSA director Jason Clifton gave thanks to the 23 student athletes, the efforts of the staff and parents, to Castle Mountain Resort and to the community for their support, generosity and collaboration with this one of a kind program.
Livingstone School principal Chad Jensen said he was excited to see such a large turnout noting that ticket sales for the fundraiser started out slow, but in the days leading up to the event, people were scrambling to find tickets.
“The event was put on by the LSA Society,” Jensen said. “The money will go towards supporting the program and moving into next year in terms of advertising, clothing, equipment and things we need for the program.”
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