To The Daily Sun,
The Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region partnered last year with Real Life Training and The Downtown Gym to form "Real Downtown Santas" — a Pub Mania team for the 2016 Pub Mania event. We feel that it is important to support Patrick’s Pub Pubmania, an event that raises so much money for the children’s auction in our community. We are looking to continue this for 2017.
The Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region operates year round to help children and families. This year we have already provided warm clothes, coats, boots and snow pants to more than 675 children. We have provided food gift certificates and gas cards to families who have children with medical conditions. We have provided sports items for youth and teens so that they could be a part of a team or go to a dance class. We have sponsored children with special needs to be able to attend summer camp. We have supplied school supplies for children. We have been able to do all these things and more with generous donations. Our program is nonprofit and funded fully by donations and funds received from the Children’s Auction.
The Downtown Gym is a wellness center on Fair Street in Laconia that provides a community based environment that has something to offer for all levels of health and wellness. Their mission statement reflects their intent on engaging the individual as a whole, while encouraging and setting by example, the importance of family, education and community service. They also have the Rock Steady Boxing program with is open to people with Parkinson’s disease to help them maintain their strength.
Our other partner is Real Life Training, providing personal and small group training and coaching. Owner Trish Tryon’s goal is to provide a comprehensive and detail oriented personal health and fitness program to her clients.
We have been continuing our fundraising efforts for the Pub Mania event by having a November prize calendar which has come to a close. We would like to thank the following donors for their generous gift certificates to make our calendar a success: Highland Mountain Bike Park, Elizabeth Brothers, Patrick’s Pub, Kathy Crane, Lady Like Aesthetics, Union Avenue Automotive, Chris McCarthy, Meredith Whole Living, Seven Senses, Kim Lacasse, Jamie Caldwell, Katie and Jeff Pierson, BodyHealth Massage and Wellness, Amy Brown, Christine Blouin, Hinesight Imagery, Jennifer’s Color Bar, Real Life Training, Cricket Basha Photography, All My Life Jewelers, and The Escape Room.
We would also like to thank our team sponsors for their support. They are Foley Oil & Propane, The Insurance Outlet, GC Engineering, Melcher & Prescott, Bootlegger’s Footwear Center, Pike Industries, Sanel Auto Parts, and LDR Productions. Without their support we would not have the awesome shirts we will wear at Pubmania as well as their monetary donation to Pubmania.
We are excited for Pub Mania 2017 to happen .... Game on!
Lisa Cornish, Trish Tryon & Janet Brough
Real Downtown Santas Pub Mania Team
- Written by Mike Mortensen
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