Nearly three hundred skiers and snowboarders clad in red and white Santa outfits gathered at a ski resort in Maine on Sunday.
They were all participating in the annual "Santa Sunday" event for charity. (Dec. 2)
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SHOTLIST:Sunday River Ski Resort Handout -- AP Clients -- Courtesy Newry, Maine - Dec. 21. WS, Santas forming a group on the slope as if for a group photo2. MS, Santas on ski lift. 3. WS, Santas skiing and snow-boarding down the slopes. 4. MS, dash cam on skiing Santa, skiing along a line of cheering kids on the slope. 5. WS, skiing Santa giving high fives to the kids on sidelines.6. WS, cheering kids on the slope7. CU, Santa's feet putting skis on pan up to face,8. Nats: Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas!" 9. MS, Santas, some of then kids, posing for a group photo STORYLINE:Nearly three hundred skiers and snowboarders decked out in red and white gathered at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine on Sunday.They were all participating in the annual "Santa Sunday" event. A spokeswoman says 292 of them pre-registered.The 13th annual event raised money for the Bethel. Maine Rotary Club's annual holiday toy drive.Those who participated showed up in a Santa outfit and donated ten dollars or more to the toy drive. Participants got to ski free for the day and received another lift ticket good through December 14.(****END****)