Vermont Business Magazine Sugarbush Resort raised $20,000 for the Mad River Valley Community Fund (MRVCF) from its recent July 4th fireworks celebration. The MRVCF is a local non-profit designed to assist local Mad River Valley residents and has been extremely involved in helping the community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, helping 200 households with nearly $150,000 since March.
“We are grateful to Win and Sugarbush for this awesome donation, it will go a long way to replenishing the fund for future emergencies," said Ashley Woods, MRVCF Chair. "Thanks also to all the volunteers and folks who came out to enjoy the show!”
The resort asked guests for a suggested donation of $20 per car to attend their fireworks display and ended up selling out all 500 parking spots. Sugarbush President Win Smith’s Family Foundation then matched the $10,000 raised to bring the total donation to $20,000.
“We were thrilled to be able to provide this to the community,” said Smith. “Everyone abided by our health guidelines and it is great to see this money go towards an important local cause.”
The event was staffed by community volunteers, with food provided by neighboring Paradise Provisions. Guests had to reserve their parking spots ahead of time online, and cars were spaced at least six feet apart. Sugarbush also hosted a separate takeout style dinner up at Rumble’s Bistro & Bar the night of the fireworks.