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Donations, fundraising to support CMARS

Crotched Mountain Foundation received a $1,000 donation from Bank of New Hampshire to sponsor the Boston Bruins Alumni versus the Crotched Mountain Wild hockey game.

“We understand the importance of the Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports (CMARS) program and the experience that it brings to people with disabilities,” stated Rose Novotny, AVP, Antrim office manager for Bank of New Hampshire. “Year after year, we continue to be inspired by the work of the Crotched Mountain Foundation.”

The $27,000 raised from the hockey game will directly benefit the CMARS program, allowing children and adults with disabilities to experience the joys that universally accessible sports bring.

“The gift given is a tangible statement of the value that Bank of New Hampshire places in Crotched Mountain Foundation’s mission to provide a lifelong alliance to people with disabilities,” stated Donald L. Shumway, president and CEO of Crotched Mountain Foundation. “Bank of New Hampshire’s continued support of our CMARS program ensures that people of all abilities in New Hampshire can enjoy outdoor sports, such as the thrill of racing down a ski slope, the beauty of cycling down a country road or the serenity of paddling across a beautiful lake.”

The CMARS program brings people with disabilities together with family and friends in a range of accessible recreational and sport activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cycling, paddling and hiking. Crotched Mountain’s Nationally-Certified Recreational Therapists and more than 60 trained volunteers provide over 1,400 hours annually of accessible recreation experiences for people of all abilities. All CMARS activities are open to the public and to people of all abilities, including children and adults with developmental disabilities or autism; who have experienced stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injury; or who have decreased mobility due to arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy or other conditions.

For more information about Crotched Mountain or the CMARS program, visit www.crotchedmountain.org/cmars.

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