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SkyWest Airlines Flies Colorado Springs Children to the North Pole!

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SkyWest Airlines Flies Colorado Springs Children to the "North Pole"!

The 11th Annual Fantasy Flight is Saturday, Dec. 9

WHAT:

For the 11th year running, SkyWest Airlines partners with the Junior League of Colorado Springs (JLCS) and CPCD…giving children a head start (CPCD) to offer Fantasy Flight, an annual event bringing the magic of the holidays to underprivileged Colorado Springs children. After enjoying dinner, playing games, and visiting with surprise guests, 50 youngsters from CPCD will take to the skies courtesy of SkyWest for a flight to a “North Pole Wonderland” created by the JLCS, SkyWest and community volunteers. There, the kids will play games, receive a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and get a gift to take home!

WHEN:

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

3:45 p.m. families check in, flight departs at 6 p.m., event concludes around 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:        

Colorado Springs Airport, Gate 11 and East Terminal Unit

WHO:

Fifty children and their families are invited to the COS airport for a special holiday celebration.

CONTACT:

Photo and interview opportunities will be available to media throughout the day; please contact Hanna Hansen at 435.634.3553.

 

About SkyWest: As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 423 aircraft, SkyWest’s more than 12,700 aviation professionals operate over 2,000 flights each day to 237 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah.

Junior League of Colorado Springs (JLCS) is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLCS advocates for youth enabling them to be effective and valued citizens of this community. To learn more about the JLCS, visit www.jlcoloradosprings.org or contact the Junior League office at (719) 632-3855.

CPCD…giving children a head start (CPCD) provides more than 2,000 children living in poverty or challenged by special circumstances with an early childhood education through three core programs - Head Start, Early Head Start, the Colorado Preschool Program. CPCD collaborates with the community to bring comprehensive services to our children and families, including health, behavioral health, dental, nutrition, transportation and family support services. More information is available at www.cpcdheadstart.org.