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Skibowl and Kirk Hanna Giving Back to the Community
Mt Hood Skibowl and Kirk Hanna Give Back to the Community
Kirk Hanna grew up locally in the Portland area and is a true Oregonian who loves to give back to charities and the local community. Mt Hood Skibowl and Kirk Hanna are involved in organizing fundraisers for numerous charities including the American Cancer Society, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Oregon schools among others. Donations are also made in excess of thousands of dollars to these charities and provides the use of his many establishments to help raise money for families in need.
Mt Hood Skibowl and Kirk Hanna's work with Charitable Organizations
Kirk Hanna's work with these charities help struggling individuals and families provide for their loved ones. Visit the charity websites to donate directly or contact Mt Hood Skibowl to learn more about opportunities and ways you can help, donate, volunteer and contribute. If you operate an organization and would like to submit a request for donation, please click here.
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The American Cancer Society
Mt Hood Skibowl and Kirk Hanna have been involved with the American Cancer Society through donations and charitable events for more than five years. The annual Hope on the Slopes with the 24-hour vertical challenge has been a tremendous success drawing hundreds of participants and even more just to watch and participate in the overall event. Kirk Hanna has a special passion for cancer survivors and believes that all cancer patients are entitled to a fighting chance when tackling cancer. Our support and love goes out to all those that have been affected by cancer.
Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
On select days during the ski and snowboard season Mt Hood Skibowl and Kirk Hanna put on the Ski for Sunshine event and offer customers FREE lift tickets when they donate canned food. The canned food is donated to the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division to provide food for individuals and families in need in addition to bringing awareness to the Sunshine Division and their overall mission.
The Portland Police Sunshine Division and Skibowl have partnered since 1988 and in that time, Skibowl has collected more than 114,870 pounds of food, nearly 57 tons, for local people in need.
Oregon School Districts
Mt Hood Skibowl and Kirk Hanna have taken an active roll in providing funding to Oregon schools by hosting events that benefit students everywhere. This vital funding allows Oregon schools to buy much needed books, supplies and learning materials to help Oregon’s youth get the education they need.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
As an annual sponsor of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Sports Buddies program, Mt Hood Skibowl and Kirk Hanna enjoy making a difference in a child's life. We love to share our own love of sports with the kids and the rewarding experiences that come from watching and playing together. Mt Hood Skibowl and Kirk Hanna are a $5,000 annual sponsor of the Sports Buddies program for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Northwest.
The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs
Kirk Hanna and Mt Hood Skibowl have invited members of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs back to their native grounds at the resort. In doing so he has offered up the Outback Lodge to become the Wiwnu Wash Tribal Heritage Center to showcase the ancestry and history of the tribal members and their families that had spent much time traveling, playing, picking huckleberries, hunting and gathering supplies on the land that is now Mt Hood Skibowl. Displays of baskets and other items of their culture and heritage are now displayed in the lodge.
In addition, Kirk Hanna has annually offered free and discounted days for the school children of the Warm Springs to come ski and play at the summer Mt Hood Adventure Park. This program is not only a lot of fun for the children, but it is a day to learn about their ancestry in the area and the ways of the past. Plus learn about programs such as "leave no trace" and other wilderness topics including the ten essentials.
The members of the Cultural and Heritage Department for the Warm Springs and Mt Hood Skibowl annually host a pow wow and cultural celebration at Mt Hood Skibowl. At each event Kirk Hanna continues to welcome back the tribal members to their lands and honor them during the celebration.