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College SnowJam hits slopes of Montage to benefit Friends of the Poor in Scranton on Feb. 6

College SnowJam hits slopes of Montage to benefit Friends of the Poor in Scranton on Feb. 6
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From a press release:

On Saturday, Feb. 6, skiers and snowboarders will be able to enjoy a full day of fun at Montage Mountain in Scranton while helping Friends of the Poor.

Starting at noon, Montage will host College SnowJam, a student-led event giving Northeastern Pennsylvania university students the opportunity to raise funds for a good cause.

The event will offer full day lift tickets for $20 and access to a party deck featuring live music and entertainment, as well as food and drinks specials. The tickets can be purchased in advance online for $15 at

A portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Scranton charity Friends of the Poor. According to their website, Friends of the Poor’s mission is to ease the burden of living in poverty and enhance the quality of life for all who live in low to moderate income communities.

Last year alone, the event raised over $300 for the nonprofit and treated over 150 underprivileged children to a sun-filled day at Montage Waterpark.

College SnowJam will also feature the “Urban Jam Competition,” calling out to all riders who like to show off their skill on boxes, stairs, rails, and kickers. Competitors will have a chance to win big prizes courtesy of sponsors Bear Creek Ski Shack and Gilson Snowboards.

The College SnowJam was founded by friends and Marywood business students Tim Kane and Frank Winger to bring together the students of the various NEPA universities at one giant multi-university snow fest. Kane is an aspiring marketing management major, and Winger is last year’s TecBridge Business Plan Competition grand prize winner for his safety illumination invention, the LateSkate.

For more information, visit or the Facebook event page.

February 6th at @skiswimmontage in the new Urban Plaza! $15 pre order lift tickets $20 at the door $10 railjam entry Prizes awarded from our sponsors! Ride for a reason and bring a smile to a child this season! Proceeds benefit Friends of the Poor. Discount food, drinks, games, and more. #CSJ #Collegesnowjam #Montagemountain #BearCreekSkiShack #GilsonBoards #BankoBeverage #Krakenboardsports #Pepsi #Friendsofthepoor #Scranton #Marywood #Moravian #Lehigh #lackawannacollege #PSU #WVU #ESU #kingsuniversity #wilkesuniversity #ithacacollege

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