The fourth annual Karl’s Kids Ski Day fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 5 at Sugarloaf. Karl’s Kids honors the late Karl Berger by helping less fortunate children up to the age of 18 in Lincoln County who want to participate in athletics. Karl’s Kids has helped “make dreams real” by providing sports equipment, cheerleading uniforms and many other items that helped.

To request a grant application for a child up to age 18 who has a financial need for sports equipment, uniforms or other related items in order to participate in athletics, go online to damariscotta-newcastlerotary.org and click on Karl’s Kids and print an application or call Mike Hall at 832-5541 for further information or grant questions. All information is kept strictly confidential and not released to the public. Parents, coaches, teachers, mentors or friends of a child in need can contact Karl’s Kids for help.

This year’s event will kick off Friday, March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sugarloaf Hotel with a welcome reception and preview of silent auction items. Some of the items already included are a Seth Wescott autographed helmet, Red Sox tickets, YMCA memberships, sailing trips, lobster bakes, and much, much more.

On Saturday, March 5 there will be a fun day of skiing from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Discounted lift tickets are available through Karl’s Kids. Contact Mike Hall at 832-5541 for information on tickets. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. there will be a fun race on the Boardwalk race course. For a $5 donation to Karl’s Kids, participants will get two runs for a chance to win prizes for fastest run, slowest run and craziest dressed skier. After the race, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., there will a closing reception at the Sugarloaf Hotel with a great silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and thank-yous to all the great sponsors. At 5:30 p.m. the race winners will be announced. The silent auction will close at 6 p.m.

Karl’s Kids is also looking for sponsors for the event and silent auction items. To help children obtain sporting equipment, make a contribution to Karl’s Kids, c/o Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Club, P.O. Box 363, Waldoboro, ME 04572.