A Santa flashes a peace sign while schussing down [auth] the slopes at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. More than 250 Santas participated in the annual event to raise money to benefit the Bethel Rotary Club’s Christmas for Children program. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
NEWRY, Maine (AP) — A bunch of Santas have hit the slopes at a Maine ski resort.
Nearly 300 skiers and snowboarders decked out in red and white were gathering at the Sunday River resort for the annual “Santa Sunday” event. Spokeswoman Darcy Morse says 292 of them pre-registered.
The 13th annual event raises money for the Bethel Rotary Club’s annual holiday toy drive.
Those who participated showed up in a Santa outfit and donated $10 or more to the toy drive. Participants got to ski free for the day and receiving another lift ticket good through Dec. 14.