HENNIKER, New Hamoshire — Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier family snowsports destination, hosted the sixth Annual Joshua Hall Memorial Boardercross on Sunday, February 25, 2007.
This all-day event celebrated the life of Joshua Hall, an employee of Pats Peak and a local resident killed in a car accident in March 2001. Over 60 participants took to the Boardercross course. The Pats Peak Snowboard Crew and Mountain Operations Team created an awesome and challenging Boardercross course on East Wind and Lower East Wind. There were two divisions ??вЂњ Skier and Snowboarder. Heats of 4 to 6 competed head to head in an elimination format. The fastest skier and snowboarder each won a grand prize of $500 cash. The second place winner in the ski division won a pair of skis from Rossignol and the second place winner in the snowboard division won a snowboard from Rossignol. The third place winners in each division each won a Marker M2 Helmet. In the final race the top snowboarder and top skier competed for King of the Hill. The King of the Hill honors went to the snowboarder, Pete Thorndike.
S&W Sports donated a Mountain Bike, which was raffled off with all the proceeds of the raffle going directly to BADF Life Hunts. The winner of the Bike Raffle graciously offered to give the bike back as a donation to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The bike auctioned off for $500, which is also being donated directly to the Life Hunt program.
A portion of the proceeds from the entry fee, along with the money collected from the Mountain Bike Raffle and T-Shirt Sales are being donated to BADF Life Hunts in honor of Josh, which will allow a critically ill and disabled youth to fulfill their dream hunt. Josh was an avid sportsman enjoying all that the outdoors had to offer.
After the awards and raffle, participants and spectators enjoyed a chicken barbecue by Pats Peak’s Chef Guy and his staff. It was a great event enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to all participants and we look forward to seeing all of you again next year.
Results – Josh Hall Memorial Boardercross 2007
King of the Hill
Pete Thorndike ??вЂњ Meredith, NH
1st Place: Pete Thorndike ??вЂњ Meredith, NH
2nd Place: Kevin Dodge ??вЂњ Hinsdale, NH
3rd Place: Ian McElroy ??вЂњ Bozeman, MT
1st Place: Peter Kropp ??вЂњ Lake Placid, NY
2nd Place: Neal McIntyre ??вЂњ Meriden, NH
3rd Place: Tim Northrup ??вЂњ Durham, NH
More about BADF Life Hunts
BADF Life Hunts was founded in 1998 to grant hunting wishes for critically ill and disabled youth age 21 and under. Mainstream wish-granting organizations began refusing such requests, leaving a void for the kids who wanted to fulfill a dream hunt. It is incomprehensible that a child can have a tremendous passion for hunting, have a life-threatening condition, and be told that even though all the other children like them can have any wish granted, that theirs was unreachable. It became BADF Life Hunts mission to provide the resources to meet these very special requests.
For a very sick child, actually going on the hunt and being successful is not always the only benefit. What seems to be invaluable is the anticipation of the hunt. Many of these children go through so much trauma with cancer treatments, surgeries and pain, that having something positive to look forward to has a tremendous impact in their lives.
Life Hunts facilitates hope, and in some cases has played a role in the recovery of these special hunters from their diseases. Many hunt recipients make it through treatments and therapy to get back into living a normal life again. This is Life Hunts ultimate goal and prayer — that every child will be healed and filled with hope and confidence in fellow man.
Although Life Hunts specialize in providing hunts for white-tailed deer, they will work to provide hunts for other species as well. For further information on BADF Life Hunts, visit www.badf.org/LifeHunts/lifehunts.html, call (205) 366-8415 or email [email]email@example.com[/email].