Jamie Anderson Gives Back To South Lake Tahoe

Pro snowboarder Jamie Anderson is giving back to the South Lake Tahoe community on Winter Solstice,  December 21, 2012, by presenting surprise sponsorship for four lucky kids, as well as holding a winter clothing drive in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Here are the details:

In partnership with Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort and the Lake Tahoe Unified School District, Anderson will sponsor four young, middle school students from her hometown this winter season with a "surprise sponsorship”. Anderson will award Alondra Gomez, thirteen years-old, Megan Rose Aquino, thirteen years-old, Cesar Hernandez, thirteen years-old, and Guillermo Perez Morris, twelve years old, an Unlimited Sierra Resort season pass, brand new Billabong outerwear, a GNU snowboard, boots and bindings, goggles, and Skullcandy headphones valued more than $2,400 each.

Anderson, twenty-two years old, was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, California and created the Jamie Anderson Surprise Sponsorship to give back to the community and provide less fortunate kids with the opportunity to snowboard. With the help of Dr. James Tarwater, the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Superintendent, Anderson worked with the school district to identify students that showed academic promise, strong work ethic, and moxie.

"I'm excited to provide these kids this opportunity for the second year in a row. I was so lucky to grow up snowboarding at Sierra Resort, and I want to give that opportunity to others. It's always fun to spread holiday cheer and surprise four amazing kids with an entire set up and season pass, so they can ride all season long and hopefully fall in love with snowboarding like I did. It feels awesome! I'm so blessed to have this opportunity," said Anderson.

On December 21, 2012, Dr. Tarwater and the four students will come up to Sierra Resort where they will receive their snowboard gear and spend the afternoon with six time Winter X Games medalist and recent Dew Tour champion. Anderson will share snowboarding tips with the recipients, take runs with them, and introduce them to the sport of snowboarding. Both Anderson and Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort hope to empower the kids, show them their potential, and open doors that may not have otherwise been open. 

Anderson will also extended her philanthropic efforts on December 21, 2012 to support the Live Violence Free center, formerly the Tahoe Women's Center, by setting up a giving station where community members can deliver coats, other warm clothing items, and meet and greet with Anderson from 10 a.m. until noon. Sierra Resort is proud to partner with Anderson in her efforts to give back to the South Lake Tahoe community.

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With 480 inches of average annual snowfall, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates, Sierra™ Resort is a bastion of the authentic California ski experience. For beginner skiers and riders Sierra Resort is home to the worlds only Burton Star Wars Experience, has over 100 acres of dedicated terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts, a $39 adult beginner package, and PSIA Certified Instructors, Sierra Resort is the place to learn to ski or ride in Lake Tahoe. For freestylers, a commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to Sierra Resort being recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding as a Top 10 Overall Resort as well as among the Top 10 Best Parks and Pipes in the nation. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort embraces skiers and snowboarders who want to escape from everyday life and enjoy the simple pleasure of winter in the mountains.

For more information, visit www.SierraAtTahoe.com or call 530.659.7453.