Kiwanis Winter Sports Challenge raises over $7K for youth programs

Over 100 people participated in the 15th Annual Central Adirondack Kiwanis Club Winter Sports Challenge in Old Forge on Saturday, February 14.  The event was part of the Old Forge Winter Carnival.

The proceeds, estimated at over $7,000, will be used to fund continuing Central Adirondack Kiwanis children’s projects. 

The first place fundraising team was Town of Webb School Teachers Association who will receive the Traveling Plaque a Permanent Certificate and $50; in second place was Town of Webb School Key Club who will receive a Permanent Certificate.

Awards will be presented at a Kiwanis recognition event scheduled for Monday, April 27 at Van Auken’s Inne.

The following were Corporate Sponsors:

Media – Adirondack Ex-
press and The Weekly Adirondack.

Gold ($200) – ACE Hardware, Adirondack Bank, Adirondack River Outfitters, Community Bank, Countryside Veterinary Clinic, Dr.’s Michael and Karen Brady, Enchanted Forest-Water Safari, Old Forge Fire Department, Old Forge Hardware, Carmen Mastroianni, Rivett’s Marine, Symeon’s Restaurant, The Old Mill and Van Auken’s Inne.

Silver ($150) – BJ Queen Enterprises, DiOrio’s Supermarket, Northeastern Loggers Association, Rivet Realty and Steet-Ponte Auto Dealership.

Bronze ($100) – 19th Green Motel, Billy’s Restaurant, The Bob Bakers, Big Moose Inn, Burkhard-Evans Insurance, Christy Motel, Eldridge Agency, Foley Law Firm, George’s Thing, Helmer’s Fuel & Trucking, Herron Realty, The Krafts, Meyda Lighting, North Street Power Products, Penny Stuart, The Ransoms, Dr. Joseph Rintrona DDS, The Slacks, The Smedleys, The Forge Motel, The TOW Bar, Timm Associates, Tony Harper’s Restaurant, United Wire Technologies, and The Van Slykes.

Other – Ozzie’s Coffee Bar, Randy’s Restaurant, Stillwater Hotel & Restaurant, Kinney Drugs, Drake’s Inn, The Schoeberleins, The Steak House, Souvenir Village, Glenmore Bar & Grill, and Screamen Eagle.

The cooperation of Town of Webb Supervisor Ted Riehle, Steve Uzdavinis and his staff at McCauley Mountain is greatly appreciated.

In-kind sponsors were Nannette Shovea-Burke of Mountainman Outdoor Supply, and Last Run Café who are all recognized for their support in the success of this important community event.

The winner of the 50/50 was Central Division Lt. Governor Duane Neimi donated the proceeds to John Swick, representing the organization Tapestry of Life, that will be building a 50,000 square foot orphanage just outside of Juarez Mexico.

The completed structure will house 300 children.

Co-Chairs Bill Ransom and Mike Griffin expressed their sincere thanks to all participants, sponsors and volunteers who make this such an exciting community event.

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