Bill Green

50th Dysart's Snowmobile Ride-In & Q106.5 Egg Ride for Pine Tree Camp

Fundraising for Pine Tree Society
US$475
raised
by 8 supporters
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Event: 50th Dysart's Snowmobile Ride-In & Q106.5 Egg Ride, on 4 February 2023
Beginning in 1974, the Ride-in to benefit Pine Tree Camp has become a tradition with snowmobilers riding to support Pine Tree Camp, a summer camp for Maine children and adults with disabilities.

Story

Pine Tree Camp opened its gates in 1945 as a summer camp for children with physical disabilities. Over the years, it has evolved into a place where children and adults with disabilities are able to participate in all the recreational activities for which Maine is known all year long. The barrier-free setting, along with an amazing staff, ensure that activities like swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking, boating and even camping in a tent under the stars are completely accessible to all. Participating in activities that take people beyond their disability has a tremendous impact. It builds self-esteem and self-confidence. That experience coupled with meeting friends who understand and experiencing the feeling of acceptance is transformational. Pine Tree Camp welcomes all who could benefit regardless of their ability to pay tuition. All proceeds from the Snowmobile Ride-In will go to Pine Tree Camp's fund to ensure this "Open Door Policy" remains in effect.

Get to Know Bill Green
Celebrity rider Bill Green is a lifelong Mainer. He grew up in Bangor and graduated from the University of Maine before starting his career in television as an Emmy Award- winning broadcaster and longtime host and executive producer of “Bill Green’s Maine.” He’s the executive director of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and proud ambassador of the Freedom Boat Club. He loves winter but, as soon as the ice melts, you’ll find him out on the water!

Have you ridden a snowmobile before?
I grew up riding. My family had snowmobiles in the 1960s back when I was a kid in Bangor. My first sled was an old 8 horsepower Moto-Ski.

Do you like winter?
I love winter. I think if you’re going to be a Mainer you need to get out and enjoy winter as best you can and take the opportunity to learn to love it. Winter lasts a long time. Try skiing, snowshoeing and, if you’re lucky enough to get out on a snowmobile, give it a chance!

Why is this snowmobile ride meaningful to you?
I think that volunteering brings meaning to life. I always try to give back to the community and help make connections.

What is your favorite song right now?
Oh, that’s a tough one. I’m quite musical. But I’d have to say my favorite is Uptown Funk. That song has replaced Pretty Woman as the song I most wish I’d written.

About the campaign

Beginning in 1974, the Ride-in to benefit Pine Tree Camp has become a tradition with snowmobilers riding to support Pine Tree Camp, a summer camp for Maine children and adults with disabilities.

About the charity

Pine Tree Camp opened its gates in 1945 as a summer camp for children with physical disabilities. Over the years, it has evolved into a place where children and adults with disabilities are able to participate in all the recreational activities for which Maine is known all year long.

Donation summary

Total raised
US$475.00
Online donations
US$475.00
Offline donations
US$0.00

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