BROOMFIELD, Colorado - Vail Resorts has announced the first Vail Resorts Epic Volunteer employee winners. The Epic Volunteer Program provides employees the chance to continue their commitment to "do good" in the resort communities or around the world by awarding them with paid time off for volunteer projects.Through an in-depth application and company review process, 17 Vail Resorts employees have been selected as the first class to participate in the program where they will be volunteering with a charity or project of their choice either in one of the communities where Vail Resorts operates, across the country or internationally. These 17 employees, both seasonal and year round, will be giving 680 hours of time to nonprofits that work with kids locally and internationally in countries like Nepal, help the environment, raise money for military veterans, restore New Jersey beaches destroyed by Hurricane Sandy and help companies learn about sustainability programs.Below are the selected Vail Resorts Epic Volunteers by resort and the charity of their choice:Vail/Beaver Creek Resorts.• Stephanie Darrohn, Beaver Creek Resort, Round Up River Ranch.• Jeff O'Brien, Vail Mountain The Cloudbase Foundation.• Marco Valenti, Vail Mountain, The Pat Tilman Foundation.Keystone/Breckenridge Resorts• David Breingan, Keystone Resort, CASA of the Continental Divide.• Meredith Farnum, Keystone Resort, Family and Intercultural Resource Center, Keystone Resort.• Melissa Manix, Breckenridge Resort, Jersey Cares.• Susie Nothnagel, Breckenridge Resort Humane Society of Boulder Valley.• Rodney Summo, Breckenridge Resort, The Human Impacts Institute.Vail Resorts Corporate Office Employees, Broomfield• Mila Birnbaum, Living Roots.• Monica Gill, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District.• Andrea King, National Beep Ball Foundation.• Anne Robinson, Sierra Club.• Shannon Schroeder, Boulder County Parks & Open Space.• Savanna Whitcher, Sanchez Elementary.Lake Tahoe Employees (Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood Resorts)• Leslie Amato, Heavenly Resort, South Lake Tahoe Education Coalition.• Denise Duffy, Northstar Resort, Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe.• Roslyn Wang, Northstar Resort, Disabled Sports USA.
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