Snowshoe Mountain kicked off the month of August with a big day of winning. The resort hosted the Snowshoe Foundation $250,000 Treasure on the Mountain on Aug. 1, giving away big prizes including cars, a truck, ATVs, Harleys and cash. But the big winner of the day was The Snowshoe Foundation, which aids causes in Randolph, Webster and Pocahontas counties. With all proceeds from the event going directly to the foundation, the nonprofit raised more than $100,000.
Judy Wilkins of Baker was one of the day's most enthusiastic winners and is now the owner of a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette. The other sports car, a 2009 Camaro, was awarded to Alan Cain of Green Bank, who left his post as Snowshoe's lodging director to accept the prize. Charlotte Workman of Weston was the recipient of the day's largest cash prize, $50,000. Emma Schoonover of Elkins, Kembra Crist of Ansted and Thomas Blackstone II from Beaverdam, Va., were each recipients of a Suzuki King Quad four wheeler and Frank Angotti of Clarksburg is the new owner of a F-150 super-cab pickup.
The Harleys were won by Jeffrey Weese of Elkins and Jack's Furniture Center of Clarksburg.
More than 2,500 tickets, priced at $100 a piece, were sold for the event, and lots of happy guests walked away with cash, firearms, jewelry, TVs and more. All guests were treated to a fun-filled day with plenty of great food and entertainment. With the success of the inaugural event, the foundation's largest fundraising effort in its five-year history, the board looks forward to future events.
"Saturday was such an exciting day for the Snowshoe Foundation family," said foundation Director Coby Brown. "We're so grateful for everyone who bought tickets and came out to the event. We hope everyone has as much fun as we did, and we look forward to putting these funds to great use in our local communities."
For more information on the Snowshoe Foundation, visit snowshoefoundation.com.