Volleyball Classic Raises Over $26,000 for Ready Set Connect

GREENFIELD, NH—Held on June 1, the Second Annual Winnipesaukee Volleyball Classic, organized by Kurt and Sarah Mailloux at the Akwa Marina Yacht Club in Laconia, raised over $26,000 to support scholarships for children with autism enrolled in Crotched Mountain’s Ready Set Connect autism centers. Ready Set Connect has locations in Concord, Manchester, with a new location in Tilton serving the Lakes Region opening in August.

“Our thanks to the entire Mailloux family as well as our generous sponsors and the participating volleyball players for helping put together an incredible event,” said Kevin Harte, Vice President of Advancement for Crotched Mountain Foundation. “Their generosity is going to make a difference in the lives of families of children with autism.”

Sponsors included: RBC Wealth Management – Nashua NH, Public Consulting Group, Mutual of America, Meredith Bay – Southworth Communities, Pinchette Bros. Construction Company, Waterscapes of New Egland, Benson Auto, Drew’s Affordable Steel Roofing, H&R Block – Paul Anatone, Shingle Pro, Rambu Beverages, Tiki Hut Boats of NH, and Hart’s Turkey Farm.

Participating volleyball players raised over $20,000 and six teams raised over $1,000 each:

  • SET IT and forget it – $2,845
  • Spike Tyson’s – $2,075
  • Sandy Pond Pounds –  $1,985
  • The Empire Spikes Back – $1,530
  • The Lighthouse Tavern – $1350
  • The Old College Try – $1125

“This is an extraordinary example of the power of peer-to-peer fundraising,” says Harte.

Do you have an idea on how to rally support from your friends, family, and colleagues? Contact Jeannette Nieder at Jeannette.Nieder@crotchedmountain.org or at 603-547-1486.

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