3rd Annual Danforth Bay Golf Tournament Raises Funds For Cynthia’s Challenge

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East Madison, NH (July 23, 2019): The third annual Danforth Bay golf tournament to benefit Cynthia’s Challenge was held on June 15 at Indian Mound Golf Club in Ossipee, New Hampshire. The event raised over $5,000 with 56 participants. The winning team was Bob Danforth, Jim McCarthy, Dave Melvin, and Mike Melvin with second place team Aaron Bailey, Scott Gorman, and Jeff Thomas and third place team Gene Sullivan, Lake Patterson, Ray Wujcik, and John Sullivan. Jenny Mosca and Aaron Bailey won closest to the pin and Deb Weingard and Jeff Thomas one the longest drive contest.

In its sixth year, Cynthia's Challenge has raised funds to fulfill the needs of children including a service dog for Cynthia Verrill and handicap accessible vans for Sammy Gillard, Kevin Dall, Faith Holt, Jacques Villeneuve, and Sylis Heck.

Thank you to Executive Sponsors: Rite Price, Five Star Golf Cart, Masonry Unlimited, Thrivent Financial, Bolt Depot, Waste Management, Sagamore Hampton Golf.

Thank you to Hole and Golf Cart Sponsors: GW Lazarus Plumbing and Heating, Sarah Groleau- Frontera Group, Camp Wampinauk Alumni, Caulkins Firewood, Fortified Insurance.

 Danforth Bay would also like to send thanks to  the local businesses for raffle, prize, and snack donations: New England Golf Guide, North Country Brew Bus, Bank of NH, King Pine Ski Area, Conway Scenic Railroad, Bob House, Batter Up Bakery, Petal Pushers Farm, Synergy, Shaws, Erica Bickford, L.M.T., Millie B, Newburyport Bank, Nippo Lake Golf, Rochester Country Club, Ridgewood Country Club, Oak Hill Golf Course, Farm to Table Market, Neuro Restorative, Varsity Beverage, Cindy Aube - Pampered Chef, Doterra Essential Oils - Dianne Battles, Monica Nicholson, Sandra St Onge, Sullivan Family, Nadeau Family, Verrill Family, Posh-Jacy Baumann.

Tax deductible donations can be made to help Cynthia’s Challenge continue to operate and support local families. For more information, please visit cynthiaschallenge.org.

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 About Cynthia’s Challenge

Cynthia’s Challenge is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization in the State of New Hampshire. Cynthia’s Challenge was created in an effort to support local children and their families encountering the staggering expenses associated with the financial burden of specialty medical needs. Funds raised from the annual 24-hour Ski-A-Thon are used to provide financial and logistical support to families confronted with profound medical needs of disabled and/or handicapped children.

 

About Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort

Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort and The Bluffs RV Resort is owned and operated by the Hoyt Family of East Madison. Located in the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire, this year-round, family-friendly resort offers more than 300 tent and RV sites, many of which are nestled along the shores of scenic Danforth Bay of Ossipee Lake.  

6th Annual Cynthia’s Challenge Ski-A-Thon at King Pine Delivers Handicap Van

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East Madison, NH (June 11, 2019): Cynthia's Challenge, a 24-hour Ski-A-Thon held this past March 2019 at King Pine Ski Area delivered on the promise to purchase handicap van for a local family in need. On Wednesday afternoon, June 4, the handicap van was presented to the Heck family at Ossipee Central School in a procession of fire trucks and local law enforcement.

The $65,000 raised at the ski-a-thon covered the cost of a handicap van for Sylis Heck, a six-year-old boy who was diagnosed with "Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy" or HIE is nonverbal, legally blind, deaf and has endured countless surgeries and hospital stays. Sylis' life revolves around the need for ongoing medical care and as he continues to grow, his family’s transportation needs have changed. The funds raised covers the cost of a van, one year of insurance for the van, vehicle registration fees and expenses associated with the challenge.

In its sixth year, Cynthia's Challenge has now raised over $307,875 to fulfill the needs of children including a service dog for Cynthia Verrill and handicap accessible vans for Sammy Gillard, Kevin Dall, Faith Holt, Jacques Villeneuve, and now one to be purchased for Sylis Heck’s family.

Tax deductible donations can be made to help Cynthia’s Challenge continue to operate and support local families. For more information, please visit cynthiaschallenge.org.

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About Cynthia’s Challenge

Cynthia’s Challenge is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization in the State of New Hampshire. Cynthia’s Challenge was created in an effort to support local children and their families encountering the staggering expenses associated with the financial burden of specialty medical needs. Funds raised from the annual 24-hour Ski-A-Thon are used to provide financial and logistical support to families confronted with profound medical needs of disabled and/or handicapped children.

About King Pine Ski Area at Purity Spring Resort

King Pine Ski Area, located in Madison, New Hampshire, is part of Purity Spring Resort and has a rich tradition of delivering outdoor fun and family recreation. Conveniently located between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Purity Spring Resort has been owned and operated by the Hoyt family since the late 1800s and today offers a variety of year-round family destinations.

For Additional Information or High-Resolution Photos:

Alexandra Moore – Marketing Coordinator

acoakley@purityspring.com

603-367-8896 x243

3rd Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Cynthia's Challenge

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Join Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort on June 15, 2019 at Indian Mound Golf Club, Center Ossipee, NH for the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Cynthia's Challenge.

11:30 a.m. Light Lunch

12:30 p.m. Shot Gun Start / $95 per golfer

  • Scramble Format

  • Goodie Bags, Prizes and Raffle Items

  • Closest to the Pin & Longest Drive Contests

  • Come join in the fun and help support a great cause!

To receive your FREE COOLER you must pre-register by mailing forms & payment (made payable to Cynthia’s Challenge) to Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort, 196 Shawtown Road, Freedom, NH 03836

Attn: Dianne or email dbattles@danforthbay.com

All others may bring completed entry form, with payment for individuals/teams the day of the event.

For more information email: dbattles@danforthbay.com or call Dianne at (603) 539-2069 Ext. 25.

6th Annual Cynthia’s Challenge Ski-A-Thon at King Pine Reaches Goal

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East Madison, NH (May 8, 2019)  - Cynthia's Challenge, a 24-hour Ski-A-Thon, that took place Friday, March 15 through Saturday, March 16 reached the goal to raise almost $65,000 and will be purchasing a handicap accessible van for a local Effingham, New Hampshire family. Nearly 300 skiers and snowboarders from near and afar registered and participated in the 24-hour event held at King Pine Ski Area. Atlas Fireworks and Bank of New Hampshire provided a fireworks show Friday night and key support was provided by Vertical Challenge and Bolt Depot throughout the event.

In its sixth year, Cynthia's Challenge has now raised over $307,875 to fulfill the needs of children including a service dog for Cynthia Verrill and handicap accessible vans for Sammy Gillard, Kevin Dall, Faith Holt, Jacques Villeneuve, and now one to be purchased for Sylis Heck’s family. Sylis Heck, a six-year-old boy who was diagnosed with "Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy" or HIE is nonverbal, legally blind, deaf and has endured countless surgeries and hospital stays.  Sylis' life revolves around the need for ongoing medical care and as he continues to grow, his family’s transportation needs have changed. The funds raised will help cover the cost of a van and expenses associated with the challenge.  

"It’s an incredible show of support by the local community, but also from all here at King Pine including ski patrol, lift operators and the many employees who volunteer their time to see the event through the night," stated Bob Hoyt, co-owner and President of Purity Spring Resort. "We feel fortunate support Cynthia’s Challenge and provide Sylis and the Heck family a reliable, handicap accessible van.”

Saturday's lunch sponsored by the Yankee Smokehouse provided grilled items served under sunny blue skies and nourishment for participants to finish the 24-hour challenge. In addition to lunch, The Yankee Smokehouse donated $4,000 raised by their successful pizza fundraiser hosted the Wednesday prior to the event. Thrivent Financial set up a waffle tent and raised $300 and midnight soups provided by Indian Mound, Nolans Brick Oven Bistro and Windy Field Farms. Flatbread Pizza provided pizzas for Friday night’s dinner and Leavitt’s Bakery along with Big Dave’s Bagels provided breakfast carbs to keep everyone going Saturday morning.

Cynthia's Challenge would like to recognize the following businesses for their major support: Atlas Fireworks, Bank of New Hampshire, Bolt Depot, Boston Sand & Gravel, Bradley's Hardware, Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort, Flatbread Pizza, Granite State Adaptive, Green Mountain Furniture, King Pine Ski Area, Mad Cow Screen Print, Northeast Delta Dental, Pepsi, Purity Spring Resort, Redimix Companies, Inc., Ride-Away-MobilityWorks, Story Land, Thrivent Financial, Vertical Challenge and Yankee Smokehouse.

A special thanks to everyone that donated raffle prizes, donations, and food to make this event possible including: ABC Lawn Care, A Second Glance Hair Salon, Amoskeag Beverages, Bayside Nails, Big Dave’s Bagels, Chalmers Insurance, Conway Scenic Railroad, Erica Bickford Massage LMT, Farm To Market, Gordon Foods, Harley Jacks Burgers, Indian Mound Golf Course – River’s Edge Tavern, Jake’s Seafood & Grill, JP Goodwin, Kate Stanley Designs, Leavitt’s Bakery, Lone Wolf Brewing Co., Monkey Trunks, Mount Washington Observatory, Minuteman Press, Mystery NH, Omni Mount Washington Resort/ Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, Province Lake Golf, Settlers Green Outlets, Ski NH, Ski Works, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Story Land, Tuckerman Brewing Co LLC, White Mountain Independents,- Cigar Shenanigans, The Christmas Loft, Bavarian Chocolate Haus, Wild Poppy Soaps, Windy Field Farms, Wolftrap Restaurant.

 Tax deductible donations are still being accepted to help Cynthia’s Challenge continue to operate and support local families. Online donations are welcome at cynthiaschallenge.org and checks made out to Cynthia’s Challenge are also being accepted. For more information, please email cynthiaschallengeorg@gmail.com.

 

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 About Cynthia’s Challenge

Cynthia’s Challenge is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization in the State of New Hampshire. Cynthia’s Challenge was created in an effort to support children and their families encountering the staggering expenses associated with the financial burden of specialty medical needs. Funds raised from the annual 24-hour Ski-A-Thon are used to provide financial and logistical support to families confronted with profound medical needs of disabled and/or handicapped children.

 About King Pine Ski Area at Purity Spring Resort

King Pine Ski Area, located in Madison, New Hampshire, is part of Purity Spring Resort and has a rich tradition of delivering outdoor fun and family recreation. Conveniently located between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Purity Spring Resort has been owned and operated by the Hoyt family since the late 1800s and today offers a variety of year-round family destinations.

 For Additional Information or High-Resolution Photos:

Alexandra Moore – Marketing Coordinator

acoakley@purityspring.com

603-367-8896 x243

Sixth Annual Cynthia's Challenge 24 Hour Ski-A-Thon for Sylis Heck

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East Madison, N.H. (November 21, 2018): Cynthia’s Challenge is excited to announce the next beneficiary of the 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon to be held at King Pine Ski Area in East Madison, New Hampshire March 15-16, 2019. Funds raised with this year’s event will benefit Effingham, New Hampshire’s Sylis Heck, a six-year-old boy who was diagnosed with “Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy” or HIE which in turn left him with many other diagnoses including: epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and spastic quadriplegia. Sylis is nonverbal, and legally blind and deaf and has endured countless surgeries and hospital stays. Sylis’ life revolves around these appointments and as he continues to grow, his family’s transportation needs have changed and they need a wheelchair van to help move him in and out of the vehicle.  This year’s goal is to raise $65,000 to purchase Sylis’ family a wheelchair accessible van.

Sylis had a difficult journey from the very beginning of his life when his mother suffered from the condition placenta abruption and Sylis went without oxygen in the womb for over twelve hours causing an emergency-C section during which the umbilical cord was nicked and Sylis lost his blood supply, after a blood transfusion and twenty minutes of CPR, Sylis was revived, a cooling process was done for 72 hours to stop further brain damage and was put on life support. Sylis’ parents decided the quality of life would not be there for him to live in a hospital and decided to take him off life support and by a miracle and sheer will of Sylis, he kept breathing. Sylis’ step-mother, Shelly, is now the primary care giver to Sylis and she and her husband Chris with their other children, Logan (4), Connor (8) and Mia (3) care for Sylis. A wheelchair accessible van would be of incredible assistance to the Heck family to get Sylis and his brothers and sisters to their daily activities and appointments.

Now in its sixth year, Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon has raised over $246,000 to benefit children and their families. Starting in 2014, Cynthia Verrill was the first benefactor and this resulted in her name being used to name the event. $35,000 raised for Cynthia was used to provide a seizure detecting service dog. The second year, the event raised over $35,000 for Samantha Gillard who was in need of a wheel chair accessible van and the third year raised $61,000 for Kevin Dall to purchase a wheel chair accessible van and the fourth year raised over $50,000 for Faith Holt to purchase a wheel chair accessible van, and the fifth year raised $65,000 for Jacques Villeneuve with more than 300 skiers and snowboarders participating to purchase a handicap van.

Cynthia’s Challenge was created in an effort to ease the financial burden upon children and their families associated with specialty medical needs. King Pine Ski Area supports Cynthia’s Challenge with the support of local business and the surrounding community.

For those that would like to contribute to this year’s Cynthia’s Challenge, online donations are welcome at https://give.classy.org/cynthiaschallenge . For more information, please call Purity Spring Resort at (603) 367-4084 or email cynthiaschallenge.org

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5th Annual Cynthia’s Challenge Ski-A-Thon at King Pine Delivers Handicap Van

East Madison, NH (June 14, 2018): Cynthia's Challenge, a 24-hour Ski-A-Thon held this past March 2018 at King Pine Ski Area delivered on the promise to purchase a $65,000 handicap van for a local family in need. On Wednesday afternoon, June 13, the handicap van was presented to the Villeneuve family at King Pine Ski Area. The $65,000 raised at the ski-a-thon covered the cost of a handicap van for 9-year old, Jacques Villeneuve of Freedom, NH. Jacques was diagnosed at a young age with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum as well as Diplegic Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Jacques' parents have to physically lift him into their vehicle every time they plan on going anywhere and then have enough room for storage for his walking assistance devices.

In its fifth year, Cynthia's Challenge has now raised over $246,000 to fulfill the needs of children including a service dog for Cynthia Verrill and handicap accessible vans for Sammy Gillard, Kevin Dall, Faith Holt, and now one purchased for Jacques Villeneuve’s family.

Tax deductible donations are still being accepted to help Cynthia’s Challenge continue to operate and support local families. Online donations are welcome at cynthiaschallenge.org and checks made out to Cynthia’s Challenge are also being accepted. For more information, please call King Pine or Purity Spring Resort at (603) 367-8896 or email info@purityspring.com.

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Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort 2nd Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Cynthia's Challenge

Come join in the fun and help support a great cause!

June 16, 2018 at the Indian Mound Golf Club in Center Ossipee, NH

11:30 a.m. Light Lunch and 12:30 p.m. Shot Gun Start

Cost is $85 per golfer and includes:

Pre-register by mailing forms to Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort, 196 Shawtown Road, Freedom, NH  03836  Attn: Dianne or email dbattles@danforthbay.com   Please bring completed entry form, along with payment for individuals/teams the day of the event.  Checks may be made payable to Cynthia’s Challenge.  For more information email: dbattles@danforthbay.com or call Dianne at (603) 539-2069 Ext. 25.

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5th Annual Cynthia’s Challenge Ski-A-Thon at King Pine Reaches Goal

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East Madison, NH (March 20, 2018)  - Cynthia's Challenge, a 24-hour Ski-A-Thon, took place Friday, March 16 through Saturday, March 17 reached the goal of raising $65,000. Over 300 skiers and snowboarders from near and afar registered and participated in the 24-hour event held at King Pine Ski Area. Atlas Fireworks and Bank of New Hampshire provided a spectacular fireworks show Friday night and key support was provided by Vertical Challenge and Bolt Depot with crews DJ’ing music, staffing a photobooth and providing entertainment throughout the event.

In its fifth year, Cynthia's Challenge has now raised over $246,000 to fulfill the needs of children including a service dog for Cynthia Verrill and handicap accessible vans for Sammy Gillard, Kevin Dall, Faith Holt, and now one to be purchased for Jacques Villeneuve’s family. Jacques is the son of King Pine staff member, Lucie Villeneuve, son of Peter Villeneuve and brother of 7-year old Melanie, all of Freedom, NH. The $65,000 raised will help cover the cost of a van and expenses associated with the challenge.  

"It’s an incredible show of support by the local community, but also from all here at King Pine including ski patrol, lift operators and the many employees who volunteer their time to see the event through the night," stated Bob Hoyt, co-owner and President of Purity Spring Resort. "We feel fortunate to be able to make this large contribution to Jacques and for the Villeneuve family to have a reliable, handicap accessible van.”

Saturday's lunch sponsored by the Yankee Smokehouse provided grilled items served under sunny blue skies and nourishment for participants to finish the 24-hour challenge. In addition to lunch, The Yankee Smokehouse donated $2,250 raised by their successful pizza fundraiser hosted the Wednesday prior to the event. Thrivent Financial set up a waffle tent and raised $1,450. Flatbread Pizza provided pizzas for Friday night’s dinner and Leavitt’s Bakery along with Big Dave’s Bagels provided breakfast carbs to keep everyone going Saturday morning.

Cynthia's Challenge would like to recognize the following businesses for their major support: Atlas Fireworks, Bank of New Hampshire, Bolt Depot, Boston Sand & Gravel, Bradley's Hardware, Centerplate, Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort, Flatbread Pizza, Granite State Adaptive, King Pine Ski Area, Mad Cow Screen Print, Outdoor ESCAPES New Hampshire, Margie MacDonald-Remax Presidential, Pepsi, Purity Spring Resort, Ride-Away, Story Land, Thrivent Financial, Vertical Challenge and Yankee Smokehouse.

A special thanks to everyone that donated raffle prizes, silent auction prizes and food to make this event possible including: A Second Glance Hair Salon, Bear Notch Ski Touring, Big Dave's Bagels, Blue Bay Seafood and Steak, Boston Celtics, Boston Duck Tour, Boyle’s Family Market, Chris Bloom, Broker Associate of Re/Max Presidential in North Conway, Corner House Inn, Eastman Golf Links, Eastern Mountain Sports, Farm to Table Market, Franconia Inn, Hobbs Tavern, Indian Mound-River's Edge Grill and Tavern, Jackson XC, Jake’s Seafood & Grill, J.P. Goodwin, Kahuna Laguna, King Pine Ice House, Lindt Chocolate, Loon Mountain Resort, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Cave/White Mountain Attractions, Monkey Trunks, Mountain View Station Restaurant, Mt. Washington Auto Road/Great Glen Trails, Mystery NH, New England Aquarium, North Conway Country Club, Omni Mount Washington Resort, Pat’s Peak Ski Area, Province Lake Restaurant, Reliable Oil Company, Santa's Village, Sap House Meadery, Settler’s Green, SkiNH, Ski Works, Skydive New England, Story Land, Synergy Sportswear North Conway, Wilson W. Stewart Artist and Windy Field Farms.

Tax deductible donations are still being accepted to help Cynthia’s Challenge continue to operate and support local families. Online donations are welcome at cynthiaschallenge.org and checks made out to Cynthia’s Challenge are also being accepted. For more information, please call King Pine or Purity Spring Resort at (603) 367-8896 or email info@purityspring.com.

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About Cynthia’s Challenge

Cynthia’s Challenge is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization in the State of New Hampshire. Cynthia’s Challenge was created in an effort to support children and their families encountering the staggering expenses associated with the financial burden of specialty medical needs. Funds raised from the annual 24-hour Ski-A-Thon are used to provide financial and logistical support to families confronted with profound medical needs of disabled and/or handicapped children.

About King Pine Ski Area at Purity Spring Resort

King Pine Ski Area, located in Madison, New Hampshire, is part of Purity Spring Resort and has a rich tradition of delivering outdoor fun and family recreation. Conveniently located between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Purity Spring Resort has been owned and operated by the Hoyt family since the late 1800s and today offers a variety of year-round family destinations.

For Additional Information or High-Resolution Photos:

Alexandra Moore – Marketing Coordinator

acoakley@purityspring.com

603-367-8896 x243

Cynthia's Challenge for Jacques

A collection of photos from Cynthia's Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon that began Friday, March 16 at 4 p.m. with almost 300 participants skiing and snowboarding and an incredible number of volunteers supporting the fundraising event through Saturday, March 17 4 p.m. We are happy to share that everyone successfully achieved the set goal of raising $65,000.