Volunteers Needed for 9th Annual Sunrise Ascent on Mt. Washington

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Team SooSoo celebrates their successful fundraising for the 2017 Sunrise Ascent.

Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country Seeks Volunteers for Event

FRANCONIA – Plans are underway for the 9th Annual Sunrise Ascent on Mt. Washington set for August 5, 2018.  This unique event is a fundraiser for the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC).  Adaptive Sports Partners provides over 20 different sport, recreation and wellness activities for people of all ages and any ability.

Before sunrise, teams led by an adaptive athlete ascend the eight mile Mount Washington Auto Road, to summit 6,288-foot Mount Washington. Each team pledges to raise at least $6,288. This year, 13 athletes have signed up for the challenge and ASPNC has just put out the call for volunteers to join them in this inspirational adaptive journey.  Registration for mules and trail angels open until June 18, 2018 at www.SunriseAscent.org.

There are many ways to participate, volunteer, and donate to the Sunrise Ascent.

  • SAMW Mules on each team hike alongside an independent athlete or help an athlete needing assistance to make the ascent. Mules attend at least one training hike and pledge to raise at least $355 towards their team goal of $6,288.  A nonrefundable registration fee per mule is $62.88, one cent per foot of the auto road.
  • Trail Angels are volunteers who are unable to make the climb. Their role is to assist a SAMW team with the solicitation of donations.
  • Roadrunners drive their own or assigned empty cars up the auto road to transport victorious teams back down the Mount Washington Auto Road to celebrate their ascent.
  • Bottom Side Brunch volunteers provide support by donating goods for the celebratory brunch after the climb.

SAMW seeks to raise over $62,880 to help fund the operating budget of ASPNC. Through our mission fulfillment, thousands of participants have been encouraged to maximize their abilities. Your contribution will help change and enrich the lives of people of all abilities. For additional information on athletes and teams or to make a donation to a team or individual, visit www.sunriseascent.org. Businesses and individuals are also invited to sponsor the 2018 event at various levels.  Sponsorship information available on our website.

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, North Country of New Hampshire and Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country’s office is located in the Franconia Marketplace, 297 Main Street, Franconia, NH.  For more information please visit www.AdaptiveSportsPartners.org or call the ASPNC office at 603-823-5232.

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