6th Annual TraX4 Breast Cancer ATV Event Raises $60,000 to Financially Assist those Diagnoised with Breast Cancer
Sequin, Ontario - May 1/2, 2015 - Over 30 guys and gals, with our youngest participant Teagen aged 8, participated in the 6th Annual TraX4 Breast Cancer ATV Event. The weekend event was hosted at Grand Tappattoo Resort in Sequin and was filled loads of sun, awesome trails filled with mud and lots of new memories!
The excitement began on Friday with a Poker Run on the Park to Park trail system. The weather was fantastic as the group started their “hunt” along the trail, with many strategic stops by some riders who did not want to disclose their “bounty” to the other riders. At the end of the day the group returned to the resort for a hearty meal and their final poker hand. Congratulations to John Rowett who had the winning hand for the Poker Run.
The sun was beaming Saturday morning as the group headed to the beautiful Canadian Shield to ride the (exclusive) private trail system offerer by Bear Claw Tours. Riders were challenged by every terrain possible from mud to rocks, steep inclines and the inevitable “water hole”. The sun was shining and our lunch stop happened spontaneously as drainage was needed for an ATV that tried to take on the water hole. The evening was wrapped up with a roast beef dinner (sponsored by Tracker Boats) and the opportunity to bid on some exciting silent auction items. We are excited to announce that we raised $60,000 through participant pledges, corporate sponsorship, silent auction, merchandise and raffle. For the 4th year in a row Mitch Kleinstein raised the highest pledges! Congratulations Mitch for "owning" this spot once again!!!
Over the years we have had a variety of amusing incidents occur throughout the weekend trails. This year we launched the WTF Award designed and sponsored by Max Rolph. The lucky recipient for 2015 was Marcin Tomczyk for enjoying his ride so much that he needed a tow out the forest!
A Special Thank You to the following:
•Grand Tappattoo for hosting our event;
•Park to Park/Peter Searle for being our Friday guide; •Kevin Grice, John Hennig, Adam, Jonathon and Andrew Ryeland from Bear Claw Tours for guiding and winching us out of the mud on our exclusive Pink Ribbon Trails on Saturday;
• Our Corporate Sponsors that support this event: ATV World, Bear Claw Tours, Coleman, Radioworld, Tracker Boats/Bass Pro. • All our corporate and private donors who donated towards the Silent Auction; • Our amazing participants and their donors • Our friends and volunteers that donate their time throughout the year to make this event possible;
Be sure to look for us at the Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV & Powersport Show October 23, 24 & 25, 2015 at the International Centre in Mississauga.
Together we ARE making a difference!
For more information on the event or to apply to the trust:
1 877 436 6467 or www.kellyshiresfoundation.org
Suzy Stenoff, Co-founder & Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Release 2013
TraX4 Breast Cancer 4th Annual ATV Jamboree raised over $40 000!!! All funds raised will go to assist those currently battling breast cancer who require financial assistance!! $40,000 RAISED HELP FINANCIALLY ASSIST THOSE WITH BREAST CANCER
Parry Sound Ontario – April 28, 2013 – On April 26 & 27th the 4th Annual TraX4 Breast Cancer ATV ride took place in with conjunction with the 13th annual Spring Jam event in Parry Sound. Over 200 ATV participants took part in the annual Spring Jam. All participants supported the cause in one form or another throughout the weekend including ones that took part in fundraising and the EXCLUSIVE Can Am Pink Ribbon Ride on Friday. The weekend was pack with events with central command at the Foley Fairgrounds.
The excitement began on Friday for those who met their fundraising requirements entitling them to the exclusive Can Am Pink Ribbon Ride. Riders were challenged by every terrain possible ensuring that a fun time was had by all. In the evening, participants were able to take part in the exclusive rumble ride which took them on a unique ride through the town of Parry Sound with views of Georgian Bay, where various dignitaries greeted everyone. The fun Poker Jam had everyone participating, making stops throughout the weekend at the various local poker jam sponsors in order to try and play their winning Poker hand for cash prizes.
All riders were treated to a scrumptious TraX4 Breast Cancer breakfast Saturday at the Foley Fairgrounds, sponsored by Can Am before heading off for a fun filled day on either the Stage Coach or Grand Trunk trail. At the end of the day everyone was welcomed back with a 5 star dinner catered by the Log Cabin. The evening was full of fun draws, poker jam winners, free give-aways and the opportunity to bid on some exciting silent auction prizes.
Again this year, TraX4 Breast Cancer was welcomed with open arms by the regular Spring Jam participants. Sincere appreciation to every member of the Spring Jam organizing committee for embracing the TraX4 Breast Cancer event in support of the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation. We are pleased to announce that the highest pledges were raised for the second year in a row by Mitch Kleinsten, Congratulations to Mitch for topping this list once again this year!
Special thanks to all the partners and friends that supported this event and made it possible. Particular thanks to our Sponsors Can Am, Factory Recreation in Midland, ATV World, Marvel Signs, Bear Claw Tours, CSRA, Rockstar, Knightworks Design, Royal Distributing, Radioworld and the local BRP dealer ‘The Cove’.
Be sure to look for us at the Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV & Powersport Show October 25, 26, & 27, 2013. Don’t miss out on the chance to win the early bird draw price of a 2013 Can Am Outlander 400XT donated by Can Am and Factory Recreation. Winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, October 27th at the show.
THANK YOU AGAIN!! Press Release 2012 TraX4 Breast Cancer 3rd Annual ATV Event held in 2012 raised over $20 000!!! All funds raised will go to assist those currently battling breast cancer who require financial assistance!! $20,000 RAISED FOR MEN & WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER