Kudos to Black Mountain for successful Nationals
To the Editor:
More than 400 top skiers from around the globe were in Rumford to compete in the U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships held January 2-8.
This was the second year Black Mountain of Maine hosted this world-class event that provides an opportunity for nordic skiers to vie for both national titles and spots on three international teams.
In any year, bringing a competitive skiing event of this caliber to Maine is good for our local economy, and deserves support from businesses, organizations and volunteers. Investing in Western Maine communities is important to us and makes sense. The western Maine Economic Development Council estimates the successful ski championship event gave a $1.5 million boost to the local economy.
Bangor Saving Bank is pleased to have provided a $40,000 corporate gift to Black Mountain of Maine to support their efforts in hosting the 2012 U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships. The funds will also help Black Mountain with winter sports events and programs over the next four years.
This year, the unseasonably mild temperatures and lack of snow proved to be a challenge for organizers. With the help of local vendors and companies that provided snow-making equipment and generators, and some cooperation from mother nature in the form of cold night-time temperatures, the cross-country trails and race courses were in tip-top shape for the racers.
Congratulations to all the participants of the 2012 U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships!
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President and CEO,
Bangor Savings Bank