Our employees are not only great at what they do but also contribute outside the office to help make the world a better place. JDJ team member Sean Corliss combined his love of snowboarding with philanthropy, participating in the inaugural The Sugarloaf Charity Summit.
The Sugarloaf Charity Summit challenged participants to raise $100,000 and collectively ski, snowboard, or snowshoe 1,000,000 vertical feet in one day. The funds raised support three charities: Maine Cancer Foundation, The Dempsey Center, and the Marta B. Webber Breast Care Center.
When asked what motivated him to participate in this charity event Sean responded, “I love to snowboard. I’ve been carving my way down the slopes since my parents first took me skiing at age three. I also love to give back to my community. Growing up, I volunteered as a coach in my town’s Challenger baseball league and was regularly involved in my fraternity’s core philanthropy, The Ability Experience. Participating in the Sugarloaf Charity Summit is a terrific way to marry two things I love to do.”
Sean and his friend raised $1,430 and together snowboarded and skied 28,272 vertical feet. In total, this event raised more than $103,000 and participants logged a total of 1.66 million vertical feet.
Sean commented, “It was a wonderful experience for a great cause and I look forward to getting back out there next year to support the Sugarloaf Charity Summit’s 2nd Annual Charity Challenge.”