Outpour '23 at Sugarbush was a success. All combined between ticket sales, raffle sales, donations, and a portion of food and beverage proceeds, organizers raised $12,243 for the Vermont Community Foundation's Flood Response and Recovery Fund. The event was held on Sunday, September 17, at Sugarbush’s Lincoln Peak.
“We saw several hundred guests throughout the day, seven bands, food, drink, and games from noon to 7 p.m. A big thanks to all of our community partners who donated their time or raffle items listed below. The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce also deserves a big thank you for helping spread the word,” said Sugarbush communications manager John Bleh.
“All in all, we're just so appreciative of this community and its willingness to come together to help support our neighbors. We all know the Mad River Valley is no stranger to flooding, and while we weren't much affected compared to some of our neighbors, it's extremely heartwarming to see us all band together to make a difference and help get our fellow Vermonters back on their feet. Community knows no borders,” he added.
Bleh said that over a dozen community partners donated raffle items which ranged from gift certificates, gear, newspaper subscriptions, a season pass, handmade pottery, art and more.