Vail Resorts employees construct new trail in Edwards
VAIL — This past Saturday, about 300 Vail Mountain Resort and Beaver Creek Resort employees gathered to construct a little more than a mile of the Mesquite Trail in Avon’s Singletree neighborhood. The volunteers represented a portion of 2,000 Vail Resorts employees giving back that day in locations across the country as part of Vail Resorts’ annual EpicPromise Day.
Originally established in 2010, EpicPromise Day brings together employees, their friends and their families to support a local community need. Since its founding, the annual EpicPromise Day has allowed over 6,700 volunteers to give nearly 26,000 hours of time to local projects.
“The mission of our business is to provide experiences of a lifetime in the great outdoors,” said Russ Pecoraro, director of mountain communications for Vail Resorts. “Each year, EpicPromise Day is an opportunity for our employees to directly support the communities where they live and where we operate. We are grateful for their commitment to this program and appreciate the opportunity to partner with local organizations and positively impact local communities in various ways.”
Over the last six years, Vail Resorts has consistently demonstrated a commitment to sustainability through environmental and community support. Through EpicPromise, the company contributes $7.8 million in charitable donations to 250 nonprofit partners, organizes 20,000 hours of company-sponsored employee volunteer time, and executes on a variety of environmental initiatives each year.
EpicPromise partners with more than 50 organizations in Eagle County year-round from schools to foundations, centers and small businesses. Vail Resorts supports these organizations through cash grants, product donations and volunteer time to bolster programs and or fundraising events. More information can be found at http://www.epicpromise.com.
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