TD Beach to Beacon to benefit WinterKids

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CAPE ELIZABETH — A nonprofit that teaches children to move, learn and explore in the outdoors during winter was selected as charitable beneficiary of this year’s TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

Race organizers said WinterKids has helped more than 100,000 Maine children get outside and active with innovative outdoor education programs for preschools and elementary schools since its founding in 1997. 

This year marks 20 years since WinterKids’ first program, the WinterKids Passport, which has given thousands of kids statewide the opportunity to learn to ski, skate, tube and snowshoe at 50 participating winter sports partners across Maine. In 2016, the organization began serving New Hampshire, as well.

The TD Charitable Foundation will provide a $30,000 donation to WinterKids, which will also benefit from fundraising activities, including the race charity bib program.

Previous beneficiaries have raised an additional $1.6 million or more in total beyond the TD Charitable Foundation donation.