HENNIKER, New Hampshire ??вЂќ Pats Peak announces the Fifth Annual Joshua Hall Memorial Boardercross on Sunday, February 26, 2006.
This is an all-day event celebrating the life of Joshua Hall, an employee of Pats Peak and a local resident killed in a car accident in March 2001. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit BADF Life Hunts in honor of Josh. Josh was an avid sportsman enjoying all that the outdoors had to offer and taught that respect to everyone he encountered.
The Boardercross will take place on East Wind and Lower East Wind and the fastest skier and snowboarder will each win a grand prize of $500. The event starts at 12:30pm. Heats of 4 to 6 will compete head to head in a round robin format. An awards ceremony will be held at 4pm. A chicken barbecue will begin outside at 4:30pm.
$48 Lift Ticket, Entry Fee, Chicken BBQ
$40 Lift Ticket & Entry Fee
$14 Entry Fee (lift ticket required)
$14 Chicken BBQ
Registration can be completed in advance online at www.patspeak.com/josh.htm or on the day of the event from 8am to 10am in the Main Lodge. All who plan to compete must sign a release of liability form on the day of the event and all participants must wear a helmet.
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.
The 2005 Josh Hall Memorial Boardercross event raised enough money to send Tyler, from Tylertown, MS, on a dream hunt.
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, call (205) 366-8415 or email [email]email@example.com[/email].