October 20, 2018

Donor Spotlight: The Libby Group

We want to say a big “Thank You” to our friends at The Libby Group who came down to Girdwood to support us with a donation and a friendly game of dodge ball with 20 middle-schoolers!  The Libby Group is a dental office in Anchorage who believes in community outreach in support of healthy and active lifestyles. We are thrilled they chose Four Valleys Community School to support through a cash donation, and their contribution will be used to make some much needed equipment purchases for  youth programs!

An additional “Thank You” to Alex at Spoonline and Spike at Chair 5 for donating some lovely finger foods and pizza for our donor event. We really appreciate the local support we receive from engaged businesses like theirs!

Donor Spotlight: Alyeska Resort

For our first ever Donor Spotlight, we want to highlight local business the Alyeska Resort. For years the Alyeska Resort has been hosting Four Valleys Community School each fall for our Ski & Sports Swap. We are grateful for the on-going support that allows us to make a difference in Girdwood, Bird, Indian and Portage, one community education program at a time.

In addition to hosting the Ski & Sports Swap Alyeska Resort allows FVCS to teach local kids to swim in their swimming pool, sell our Alyeska Snow Classic tickets each spring at the Sitzmark and other Resort locations, hike and use Resort trails for our summer adventure camps, and was a sponsor of our Alyeska Junior Ski Patrol program for several years. We thank you for investing in community education, and laying a foundation of support that allows us to provide classes, events, programs and scholarships for our local community.

Thank You Jeff & Sharon Samules: LEGO League Sponsors 2018-19

We are thrilled to have a Sponsor for our 2018-19 First LEGO League Teams! Thank you to Girdwood locals Jeff & Sharon Samuels for funding this opportunity for local kids!  This Sponsorship of $1500 will allow us to purchase the LEGO kits, pay all registration fees and tournament costs, purchase team t-shirts, as well as cover all other program costs and supplies.

Four Valleys Community School has other sponsorships available. You can sponsor our Nordic Ski Club, Cross Country Running program, and After School Arts program. All your donations stay local and are used to support programs for local kids. For more information, please contact cmcdermott@fourvalleys.org.

Thank you again, Jeff and Sharon Samuels!

Ski & Sports Swap 2018: Get Your Gear Ready to Sell!

Ski & Sports Swap 2018 will be held Saturday September 29th!

Benefiting Community Education in Girdwood

Yellowing leaves and cool nights means that winter is heading quickly to Southcentral Alaska. Here in Girdwood one way we embrace the change of the seasons by sorting through last seasons sports equipment to make way for the next seasons gear. In a ski town this also means replacing used ski and boarding gear that has been outgrown or unused, and putting that equipment back on the local market via the FVCS Ski & Sports Swap held each fall at the Alyeska Daylodge.  This event is a fundraiser for Four Valleys Community School, and a great annual community gathering.

As you sort through your gear this fall and prepare for the winter, put some things aside for the Ski & Sports Swap. Control sheets and tags are available at the FVCS office now, and will be available at the Girdwood Post Office beginning September 14th.

Want to sell gear, buy gear &/or volunteer? You can do it all! See details for each below.

SELL 
SELL YOUR GEAR and bring your high quality used sporting equipment to the Alyeska Daylodge from 9am-11am day of sale. Be ahead of the game and tag and prepare your Control Sheet before Saturday 9/29. Tags and control sheets are available at the FVCS office NOW & the Girdwood Post Office beginning September 14th.

Be sure to review our SKI SWAP TIPS.

The Ski & Sports Swap is a fundraiser for FVCS and 25% of sale goes to help support our community education programs.

BUY GEAR! The sale at the Alyeska Daylodge goes from 12-4p.  Gear includes alpine ski & snowboard setups, bikes, Nordic ski gear, tennis rackets, baseball gloves, snowshoes, ice skates, and so much more. Our local ski shop Powderhound will be there with last years equipment at great prices. If it is a sport that can be done in Girdwood, there will be some gear for sale!

VOLUNTEER
Volunteers! We need YOU! Can you volunteer to work a few hours during the setup, the day of, or helping clean-up? Sign up here to volunteer!