FARMINGTON — A Dunkin’ Donuts community mug purchased at Titcomb Mountain can help a child learn to ski or snowboard. 

It also provides a free cup of hot coffee or iced coffee every Sunday this year for the one who purchases it. 

All the person has to do is bring the mug to a Dunkin’ Donuts in Maine or Coos and Carroll counties in New Hampshire on Sunday, according to a release.

The Titcomb Ski Education Foundation has been given 500 medium-sized mugs to sell for $20 each. The mugs were donated by Dunkin’ Donuts with 100 percent of the sale funds going to the nonprofit, Jared Ranger, president of the local, 17-year-old foundation, said.

There is a potential of raising $10,000 through the sales. The money will help provide scholarships for children to learn to ski and snowboard. There are five programs and the majority of children are from kindergarten age to about 12 years, he said.

The foundation, the nonprofit arm of Titcomb Mountain, has sought a grant seeking participation in the Dunkin’ Donuts mug sale program for the past two years, he said. 

“They only select a few (nonprofits) in the state,” he said. “We got it this year.”

The funds generated by participation in the Community Mug Program will also provide money to the Farmington Ski Club for both direct and indirect costs, Jaime Ranger, manager of Titcomb Mountain, said.

“This will help facilitate the activities essential to maintain the life of the mountain,” she said.

At Titcomb, the $20 community mug purchase can allow two children to participate for one lesson in the Nana Webber after-school ski program or provide two ski rentals for the Saturday morning ski school.

The amount can all purchase five gallons of fuel to run the lift line, provide half the cost for a child to participate in the Bill Koch Nordic Program or provide for four adults learn to ski Nordic lessons, the release said.

There’s also space for school teams to practice. On Monday, the Mt. Blue Middle School Nordic team as using the 3-kilometer trail, Kathy Kerr, who coaches along with Tony Ramsey, said.

The team has 28 students in grades four to eight competing with teams from other schools up to the week before February school vacation.

A team of skiers in grades one to three was also gathering to practice.

Dunkin’ Donuts mugs are available at Titcomb Mountain lodge or by calling 778-9031.

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