Carl Johnson Memorial Raises $4,600 for ALS

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH-The Annual Carl Johnson Memorial Ski-a-Thon to benefit ALS at Great Glen Trails took place on Mar. 16th and raised a record $4,680. A very colorfully attired group made more than 90 laps on the 5k course, skiing a total of more than 450 KM.

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Johnson was well known and liked at Great Glen Trails, whether in the timing shack for Nordic Meisters or volunteering in some other way. This event has been held in his honor since the crippling disease ALS took his life in 2006.

“The Carl Johnson Memorial Ski-a-Thon surely isn’t the biggest event we hold here during the course of the year, but it is one of the most meaningful to those of us who knew Carl,” explained Howie Wemyss, Auto Road and Great Glen Trails General Manager. “We’re all thrilled that the event continues to raise more each year and that we can donate more than $4,600 to fight ALS this time around,” he added.

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Prizes were awarded on event day for the most laps completed and the highest amount pledged. As always, the participant with the loudest and wackiest tights also won a prize. An ALS Benefit raffle for two handcrafted wooden vessels made by local artisans Ed Good and Sean Doherty also raised nearly $300. In the several years since this event was first run more than $10,000 has been raised for the ALS Foundation.

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For more information or results and photos go to www.greatglentrails.com and check under events, or call (603) 466-2333.

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