BRIDGTON — WinterKids will kick off the 2009-2010 season with Cooper Campbell Day, an on-mountain event for kids and their families, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Shawnee Peak.

The festival will celebrate the life of Cooper Campbell of Scarborough, who was killed by a drunk driver on the Maine Turnpike in April 2008. According to Steve Campbell, Cooper’s father, 15-year-old Cooper was an avid skier and snowboarder who “enjoyed winter with his whole heart and lived by the words ‘live, love, listen, laugh, learn and leave a mark.'”

WinterKids and Shawnee Peak will help leave a mark for Cooper by bringing kids and families out on the slopes to learn and have fun together. Seventy-five preregistered children and adults will have the chance to try skiing and snowboarding for the first time, with free lessons, rentals and lift tickets.

In addition to outdoor activity, there will be music, games, door prizes, hot chocolate and snacks throughout the day.

For more information, contact
Adam MacDonald, communications coordinator, at
[email protected] or 871-5700, ext. 104 or Fran Mullin, executive director, at [email protected] or 871-5700, ext. 102.

More information about WinterKids is available at

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