Dear Riders, Sponsors and Friends,
May 19th was an excellent day for the 5th Annual Ride for Hope, Healing and a Future benefit motorcycle ride at Pine Valley Camp! We did see a small amount of rain before and after the ride here at camp, but the bikers stayed dry under sunny skies while out on the four hour ride.
A group of 56 riders rode 73 scenic miles through Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, with refreshment stops at the New Castle Harley Davidson and Mission Mahi in Cranberry Twp. Following the ride, everyone returned to camp to enjoy dinner outside, listen to a stellar performance of classic rock music by the Street Level band, and hear who the winners were of the 56 auction items and raffles on hand.
Many individuals and organizations worked together to make this event a success. We had 90 sponsors lend their support financially or with an in-kind gift, and 20+ individuals who volunteered their time to prepare the food or to ensure the day ran smoothly. As a result of these efforts, approximately $5,350.00 was raised to benefit the ministry of Pine Valley Camp!
The monies raised this year will be directed towards the Rebuild Campaign, which entails building a new dining hall, quad-plex cabin, pavilion and boys bath house on the camp’s property. These structures are desperately needed in order to continue serving the hurting and at-risk kids who come to camp each year. Last summer 700 campers experienced a safe and loving atmosphere here and had fun just being a kid. This year, that number and more are expected, and the extra space is needed so that no child is turned away because of no room. Pine Valley has been serving youth for 23 years now and they continue to faithfully fulfill their mission of “Rebuilding Broken Lives through Christ.”
In closing, from Mr. Matt, the Executive Director of Pine Valley Camp, and the Event Team members, Thank You for your willingness to support this event. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Event Team Members:
Dale & Becky Conrad