STRATTON MOUNTAIN - Stratton Mountain Resort hosted the second annual 24 Hours of Stratton, raising over $280,000 to benefit the Stratton Foundation this past weekend.

The 24 Hours of Stratton is a fun, family friendly, skiing/snowboarding event for teams of 4-12 who rack up the vertical from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday. Each athlete can ski for as long as they want over the entire 24 hour period. Prizes are awarded for most individual and team vertical feet skied and for the most funds raised. Nearly doubling in participation and fundraising, this year, 500 athletes enjoyed a weekend of parties, food, bands, and fireworks, not to mention the New England Patriots Cheerleaders.

Grand Prize of a CMH Heli Skiing Trip for four in Revelstoke, B.

The Burr and Burton team was one of several which participated in the 24 Hours of Stratton event last weekend. The event benefitted the Stratton Foundation
The Burr and Burton team was one of several which participated in the 24 Hours of Stratton event last weekend. The event benefitted the Stratton Foundation and raised about $208,000 to support their charitable efforts. (Courtesy Photo)
C. was awarded to Team "Eddie Troopers," for raising over $33,000 for the Stratton Foundation.

The top female fundraiser, Kate Gandolfo, and top male fundraiser, Larry Marsiello, each received a custom 24-hour Vermont Bracelet designed by Kimet Hand of Manchester.

Last year, the Foundation distributed $85,000 to support local Vermont youth-in need, providing food, clothing, dental care, and educational opportunities that these young people could not otherwise afford.