The company that now owns Whistler Blackcomb, Vail Resorts announced today that CEO Rob Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, have donated $2 million to 12 local non-profit organizations in the communities where the company operates.

$333,000 was donated to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. Mei Madden, Executive Director of the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation says they wanted to create a program that would have the most impact on children and youth in the Sea to Sky corridor.

The donation will fund two initiatives: The first will fund a corridor-wide Healthy Choices Program in schools. The program offers education around issues that many youth face today including bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, negative body image, suicide prevention, and stress and anxiety issues. The second initiative is a lunch program for financially restricted families in the Sea to Sky Corridor. The funds will provide over 40,000 lunches annually to children in need.

The foundation will be working with a number of different organizations such as Whistler Community Services and the Squamish Helping Hands Society.

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