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More than 300 Saint Nicks hit the slopes at Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine, on December 3 to take part in its 19 th annual “ Santa Sunday .” According to a report , each Santa pays to take part in the event.
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Nearly 250 Saint Nicks skied and snowboarded down the slopes of Sunday River for the 20th annual Santa Sunday event.
The event raised $6,200 for the River Fund, which is the highest fundraising amount raised in the event's history.
“Santa Sunday not only spreads holiday cheer to those on the slopes, but also helps to support the youth in our community,” Sunday River spokesperson Karolyn Castaldo said. “With our contribution, and through their many fundraising efforts, the River Fund helps kids in our area to achieve success and growth through education and recreation.”
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About 300 red-suited lookalikes gathered for the 19 th annual Santa Sunday in the tiny western Maine town "There's something about seeing 300 Santas ski down the mountain to support a great cause that puts people in the holiday spirit," said Caroline Ochtera, Director of Events for Sunday River .
Each Santa pre-registered for the event with at least a $20 donation. In order to dash down the Broadway trail during the event, each participant was required to wear a full festive costume, including a beard, Santa hat, red coat and red pants.
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