Today officials at Sunlight Mountain Resort announced that the ski area will now serve full plates of spaghetti on Sundays with 10 percent of proceeds to be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of America. The move comes after five-year-old Colby Rogers, currently serving as Sunlight Mini-Mayor, issued an executive order calling for spaghetti to be added to Sunlight’s menu.

At Rogers’ request, Sunlight will donate 10
percent of all spaghetti sales to Make-a-Wish,
a non-profit organization that seeks to grant
the wishes of children diagnosed with critical
illnesses. Through the work of tens of
thousands of volunteers, donors, and
supporters, a wish is granted to children in
the U.S. every 34 minutes on average,
according to the organization.
To help raise awareness for Spaghetti
Sundays, Sunlight officials said they will paint
one chair on the ski area’s Tercero lift pink, a
move that also came at the request of Mini-
Mayor Rogers.
“I want every one of every age to ski,” Rogers
said in a recent interview with Colorado
Parent magazine. She hopes to achieve this
goal by “telling other kids how fun it is to ski,”
she said in the interview.
Rogers, who hails from Rifle, Colo., claimed
victory in Sunlight’s Mini-Mayor election last
November with 3,948 votes. Mini-Mayor
Rogers will continue to focus on getting more
kids on skis, or a snowboard. She’s also eager
Sunlight’s Spaghetti Sundays offer a full
plate of spaghetti including a salad and
fresh baked French bread for $9.95. Ten
percent of proceeds will be donated to the
Make-a-Wish Foundation of America.
to help her younger brother, Kelby, learn to ski this year and improve her own skiing. Rogers’
campaign manager and mom, Jade Rogers is hopeful that Colby will “improve her public
speaking skills … (and also will) understand that being a leader means helping people.”
The office of Mini-Mayor serves a one year term and only skiers and snowboarders aged 12 and
under can hold office. Rogers will keep her constituency updated on breaking news and events
by issuing regular press statements via social media throughout the season