Snowmobile Ride-In surpasses goal despite lack of snow

8:18 PM, Feb 3, 2013   |    comments
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NEWPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Every year hundreds of snowmobile enthusiasts converge on Newport for the annual Snowmobile Ride-In to benefit Pine Tree camp. This year marked the fortieth anniversary of the event and added some new events.

Volunteer Coordinate Jeremy Lucas with the Pine Tree Society said, "All the proceeds for this weekend go strictly to camp tuition. Nobody gets turned down to attend Pine Tree camp, whether they can or can't pay for it."


The camp provides the typical summer camp experience for kids and adults with mental and physical disabilities.

This year's goal was to raise 100,000 dollars bringing the total ride-in collection to more than four million dollars in 40 years. Locals helped raise more than 121,000 dollars.

Lucas said, "What really just amazes me is the people that do it, don't even think twice about saying yes and they've never been to Pine Tree Camp. So it's my goal to get them to Pine Tree Camp so that they can see the benefits of what they've been doing."

Coordinators for the Pine Tree Camp say even though the weekend is over, they will continue to raise more money so every camper has a chance to attend. For more information on how to get involved or become a camper yourself you can visit its website.













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