Attorney General Rowe to Speak at ?Ski to End DV Day?

February 27, 2008

Attorney General Steve Rowe will kick off Family Crisis Service?s fundraising event on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 9:00AM. The event will take place at Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton, ME. Rowe will give opening remarks at Ski to End DV day. The non-profit agency?s mission is to end domestic violence in Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties in Maine, and it will receive 10% of Shawnee Peak?s daytime lift revenues as part of that business?s ?Non-profit Thursdays? program.

?Attorney General Rowe has made domestic violence prevention a high priority for his office,? said Lois Galgay-Reckitt, Executive Director of Family Crisis Services, ?and we?re grateful for his support.?

Family Crisis Services offers emergency housing, a 24-hour hotline, trainings, support groups, and outreach services including safety planning and assistance with the court system. All services are free and confidential.

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior that is used by one person to gain power and control over another person ? a spouse or companion, son, daughter or other family member. It may include physical abuse, verbal abuse, stalking, financial and/or emotional control and can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, educational background, religion, sexual orientation, income, or marital status. Each year more than 14, 000 people in Maine access domestic violence services.

Shawnee Peak Ski Area is located at 119 Mountain Road, Bridgton, ME. It has more than 40 trails and glades, five lifts, 98% snowmaking, a 400? halfpipe and two terrain parks. The ski area opens at 9 am.

Representatives from Family Crisis Services will be available on the day of the event to answer questions about domestic violence. Additional donations will be accepted at the event. For more information about the event or to find out more about domestic violence, visit or call Charlotte at (207) 647-8501.


NEWS RELEASE February 27, 2008 David Loughran, Office of the Attorney General, (207) 626-9577