News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Mark Miller, an 18-year-old Colchester High School student, stayed connected with other sick kids through the Internet when he was ill recently, says the Burlington Free Press. Miller has since recuperated and is currently on the varsity soccer team. But he didn’t forget how the connection with other sick kids helped him through his illness. So he started his own nonprofit group called Gaming for Life which is designed to supply sick children with the equipment they need to stay connected through networking and gaming.”When I was home sick, I got to meet some kids going through the same thing online…These kids were really there for me and still are. I want other kids to have the opportunity to experience that as well,” says Miller. He’s applied for a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Project grant, but needs your assistance. Go to Miller’s Web site at http://www.gamingfor to see how you can help him receive the grant and make his dream of providing gaming equipment come true. That’s a game where everyone wins.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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