Alex has been a regular at the Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-in and Q106.5 Egg Ride for more than a decade.
“Once I went, I never stopped going,” he said. “I started going back before I had my license. My father used to bring me.”
It’s an annual tradition he loves and, once he got his license, he started going to the start of the ride at the Hungry Hollow 76ers Snowmobile Club in Levant as well as being there to greet all the riders at the end. He looks forward to seeing all the familiar faces and the traditions that make the Ride-in and Egg Ride so unique.
One of his favorite parts of the Egg Ride is the fundraising at Danforth’s Down Home Supermarket and the live broadcasts Q106.5 does from the store.
“I always go there and make my donation,” he said. “A lot of people have made this a tradition of listening to Scott and Cindy on Q106.5 and watching the stories about Pine Tree Camp on WABI.”
Alex is motivated by how Pine Tree Camp gives Maine people with disabilities the chance to try new things and to have the time to just be themselves and feel accepted for who they are.
“That’s the nice part about doing this,” he said. “You know you are making a difference. What Pine Tree Camp does is also a great thing for parents. They need a break too and when their child is at camp, it gives them the time to not have to worry about anything and catch up some R&R themselves.”
Last year, Q106.5 invited Alex to join the celebrity Egg Riders and he was thrilled to participate as a rider for the first time.
“When Cindy called and asked me, I said, ‘Is that even a question? Sign me up!’”
He has always been impressed that Pine Tree Camp doesn’t turn anyone away regardless of their ability to pay and how the Ride-in helps ensure Maine people with disabilities can go to camp no matter what.
Pine Tree Camp is there for campers and their families – no matter what — because through thick and thin, loyal supporters like Alex are there.
As the 2021 annual Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-in and Q106.5 Egg Ride to benefit Pine Tree Camp kicks off, Alex is more important than ever. Why? Like everything else, this critical fundraising event will look a bit different this year, but the need to raise money for Pine Tree Camp remains the same.
Join Alex and support the Ride-in today. Give to support Alex’s fundraising efforts at Alex Demers is fundraising for Pine Tree Society (justgiving.com) or create your own fundraising page 48th Dysart’s Ride-In to Benefit Pine Tree Camp/Q106.5 Virtual Egg Ride – JustGiving.