Snowmobile Association raises nearly $94,000 for Easter Seals Camp Sno-Mo in 2015

By Edith Tucker
The Berlin Reporter
February 11, 2015

GORHAM — This year, Mother Nature certainly has a soft spot for the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association; dumping many beautiful inches of the white, fluffy stuff just in time for the 43rd Annual NHSA Ride-In held at the Town & Country Inn in Gorham, this past weekend to benefit Easter Seals NH’s Camp Sno-Mo, located in Gilmanton Iron Works. On this weekend each year, hundreds of snowmobilers gather to celebrate a year’s worth of fundraising.

Dozens of fundraising efforts, including spaghetti suppers, bake sales and trail grooming, raised more than $93,700, bringing the 43 year total to nearly $2.6 million. This money will be used to create life-changing experiences for campers, ages 11-21, with disabilities and special needs. Easter Seals campers inclusively participate alongside Boy Scouts in a wide variety of activities including water sports, team sports, hiking, archery, a ropes course and crafts.

"Thousands of snowmobilers across New Hampshire demonstrate their commitment to Easter Seals camper year after year through their hard work and support," said Easter Seals NH President & CEO Larry Gammon.  "We can always count on NHSA members to rally to the cause and continue to make a profound difference at Camp Sno-Mo. Their dedication to our campers is simply extraordinary."

This year’s Ride-In Award winners, sponsored by The Union Leader, are:
Youngest Driver on a Mini Sled: Breyer Cain (Wolfeboro)--age 2
Oldest Driver—Charles Kurtz, age 73 (Errol)
Longest One-Way Distance Traveled in New Hampshire: Jeremy Bilodeau (Laconia)--135 miles
Longest Distance Traveled: Donald Holmes (Grantham)—142 miles
Club with Most Participation: Belmont Bogie Busters (Belmont)—18 riders

For nearly 80 years, Easter Seals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Easter Seals services include autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services.

As a leader in health care services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, ESNH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve 11,000 children, adults and seniors in over 90 programs throughout the state. To learn more about Easter Seals NH, visit www.eastersealsnh.org.


 


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