Pinkham Notch, NH— Held on Saturday, March 9th, the third-annual Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day was an event which celebrated active lives, and promoted the spirit of giving. Participants made a donation to the charity of their choice, and then enjoyed a day of Nordic skiing and snowshoeing on our scenic trail system. Our old-fashioned tubing hill was a big hit for all ages, and a catered lunch was served in our cozy base lodge. For those participants who donated $50 or more, we thanked them with an exciting ride on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach.
The inaugural Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day, held in March 2017, raised over $2,500 for 17 charities and good causes. Now in its third year, the annual event has raised more than $10,500 for over 40 local and national charities, with this year’s benefactors including:
ALS Association of Northern New England
American Cancer Society
Arts Council of Tamworth
Bartlett Historical Society
Boy Scouts Troop 150
Child Advocacy Center of Coos County
Conway Area Humane Society
Coos Cycling Club
Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation
Mt. Washington Bicycle Club
North Country Cares
St. Jude's Children's Hospital
Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association
VFW Post 95
A special “thank you” goes out to several organizations that attended the event and set up displays to educate participants on their involvement with our local communities. Those included the Conway Area Humane Society, Bartlett Historical Society, Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation, Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association, Arts Council of Tamworth, Mt. Washington Valley Bicycling Club, Child Advocacy Center of Coos County, North Country Cares, and the American Cancer Society.
The Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day will continue to be an ongoing part of the philanthropic activities hosted by the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. The companies’ events have a long history of raising funds for local charities and non-profit organizations, foremost among them being the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb which has raised over $1,200,000 for the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, and the Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race which has raised over $125,000 for Coos County Family Health Services.