Adaptive Sports Partners’ ‘Pirates of the High Skis!’ Raises $20,000

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Cannon Kids hunt for treasure.

FRANCONIA —  Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country recently raised more than $20,000 at its annual Pirates of the High Skis! event at Cannon Mountain.

It was the largest amount raised in the event’s seven-year history for the adaptive sports non-profit organization.

“We’re thrilled with the turnout and support for Pirates of the High Skis! this year,” says Sandy Olney, Executive Director of ASPNC. “This event is our biggest winter fund drive, and these funds will help support our mission of providing year-round sport, recreation, and wellness opportunities to people of all abilities.”

The Pirates of the High Skis! event was highlighted with a scavenger hunt across Cannon Mountain’s ski trails. Registered participants deciphered clues to find “X’s” placed on specific trails and performed various tasks throughout the day. For each “X” found and each task performed, the event’s 125+ participants earned gold coins submitted for a drawing of three prize packages each valued at over $600. Prizes included lift tickets to ski areas throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, lodging reservations, and various other activities.

The festivities also included the Luck O’ the Brotherhood raffle, with prizes including a season pass to ye great, grand Cannon Mountain, a ski and stay package at Mittersill Alpine Resort, and a children’s mountain bike donated by Littleton Bike & Fitness and the Lawton Company. Other highlights of the day included hourly prize drawings, a silent auction, a tattoo parlor, and a pirate portrait gallery.

Sponsors for the event included Cannon Mountain, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Ski Haus, Paramount Electric, Littleton Coin Company, Turtle Ridge Foundation, Centerplate, VanDesign and True Colors Print & Design.

About Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country

Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC) is a community-based, not for profit organization with a mission to ensure the enrichment of the quality of life for people with disabilities. ASPNC accomplishes this through the provision of year-round opportunities for sport, recreation and wellness through the Franconia area and North Country of New Hampshire and Vermont.

Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country’s office is located in the Rivagale Building, 461 Main Street, Franconia, NH. For more information, please visit or call the ASPNC office at 603-823-5232.


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