Members from the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort team

Kicking Horse Resort starts local foundation

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has committed $100,000 over four years to help local organizations and projects.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has stepped up their commitment to the community of Golden with a new foundation that will support local groups and projects.

“It’s always nice when we can give out seasons passes and that sort of thing, but what we’ve been hearing from organizations is that what they really need is seed money,” said Matt Mosteller, vice president of marketing and sales with Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.

“We hope this money will make a difference for a lot of groups in town.”

The foundation (a four-year $100,000 cash commitment) will be run by the KHMR team, which means that it will be local community members making decisions as to where the money goes.

Three organizations were chosen for the first round of grants. The Golden Women’s Resource Centre was given $500, as was Golden Minor Hockey.

And the Alexander Park Elementary School playground will be given $21,000 ($7,000 each year over three years).

“This money will help us do a lot of good, and it makes us feel extra special that we were chosen by members of our own community,” said Linley McLean, accepting the cheque on behalf of the Golden Women’s Resource Centre.

This money will help the centre run their existing programs, unlike many grants which are only available to support new projects.

 

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