David McCarthy ("Davey" or "Daveo") passed away on October 17, 2014. In thinking of a way to honor David's life, one thing is certain: Sugarloaf, somehow, needed to be involved.
For those of you who do not know, Sugarloaf is a ski area in the western mountain region of Maine. It's where David and his family spent the majority of their winters, and it later became David's permanent home.
Sugarloaf was more than his passion. It was his religion. It was a tremendous piece to the puzzle that was David McCarthy. It became his way of life.
With this in mind, his family has established the David McCarthy Sugarloaf Season's Pass Memorial Fund - the goal to raise money for a one-year Sugarloaf season's pass to go to an individual or individuals who work in the Sugarloaf community but are not provided a season's pass by the mountain as part of his or her compensation.
David worked at the Bag & Kettle, Sugarloaf's signature restaurant at the base of the mountain, for six years. He loved his job, and the people with whom he worked. But employees at "The Bag," for example, are not provided a ski pass as part of their compensation. There are many businesses within the Sugarloaf community similarly situated. With this fund, David's family hopes to be able to pass on David's passion for Sugarloaf to deserving employees of those businesses.