Mother's Day Ride For Our Daughters -
May 18-20, 2012
Vermont innkeepers band together to create a benefit rally involving four lodges and local area restaurants in the southern part of the state, known for exceptional riding.
The goal of the event is to raise awareness of cancer affecting women, and raise money to benefit research to fight ovarian and breast cancer. The Gray Ghost Inn will manage the event in conjunction with Monadnock Harley-Davidson, as the sponsoring dealership. The event will be open to all, both clubs and individuals.
Facilitation of the events will happen with the participation of the 4Lodges properties located in West Dover Vermont. The 4Lodges feature 125 guest rooms and dining facilities well equipped to accommodate over 250 people. The 4Lodges include: The Gray Ghost Inn 29 rooms, the Kitzhof 24 rooms, Big Bears Lodge 24 rooms and The Lodge at Mt. Snow with 48 rooms. The Silo Restaurant has graciously joined our effort and will host the dinner and live auction on Saturday. There is potential to grow this event by expanding it to other properties, which have already voiced interest in participating.
“We hope to generate over $15,000.00” in the first year said Magnus Thorsson, the person spearheading the event. “The goal should be attained at least half way just by people showing up” Thorsson added. The 4Lodges will see to that by; contributing 20% of the lodging rate of $88 per night for 2 people and 50% of a group dinner priced at $25 per person. The plan would raise approximately $60 per occupied room for the two nights, including the dinner for a total of over $7.000.00 for the weekend not including auctions, raffle or poker run.
Focus of the fundraising is to support research seeking to find a cure for ovarian and breast cancer. “We have identified two organizations: The Ovarian Cancer Fund www.ocrf.org as well as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation www.bcrfcure.org as the benefactors of the event” said Thorsson.
On Saturday evening the 4Lodges will provide complementary transportation between the properties graciously donated by a local taxi service giving their time working only for tips. Furthermore appropriate live entertainment will be provided within the proximity of the 4Lodges and at the Silo Restaurant, at no charge.
To ensure a successful weekend participation of motorcycle clubs is essential. Currently we have several Ladies Of Harley/HOG chapters interested as well as Ladies of STAR and GWRRA. Getting the chapters to compete with the fundraising is ideal and will provide bragging rights to highest generating club. This is intended to become an annual event and has the potential to grow into a valley wide event.
For more information contact Magnus Thorsson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 745 3615
290 Route 100 West Dover, VT 05356