Seventh Karl's Kids event aids Lincoln County teens

Mar 26, 2014
Karl's Kids event raised more than $10,000 to help Lincoln County children with costs associated with playing sports.

Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary’s 7th annual Karl’s Kids Fun Day held March 1 at Sugarloaf was a huge success.

Karl’s Kids helps kids and teens in Lincoln County with financial need who want to participate in sports or enjoy physical activities. Karl’s Kids helps with equipment needs and in many other ways that will give kids and teens access to physical activities.

The weekend’s festivities were highlighted by a great challenge ski race with more than 65 racers participating at the Boardwalk race course. For a $5 donation racers competed for prizes for fastest, slowest and craziest dressed skier. After the race a great silent auction and closing reception were held. This year Karl’s Kids raised more than $10,000 thanks to great efforts of sponsors, silent auction donors, volunteers and Sugarloaf.

Karl’s Kids would like to thank its sponsors: First Federal Savings Bank, Camden National Bank,The First, J. Edward Knight Insurance, Cheney Insurance Companies, Midcoast Energy Systems, Thomas Farrell Naval Architects, Whitney Family Dentistry, Dow Furniture, Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Collette Monuments, and H.M. Payson. Karl’s Kids also wants to thank all businesses and individuals who contributed to the silent auction.

Karl’s Kids needs help from community members to help identify less fortunate kids and teens who need assistance in getting sports equipment, sneakers, helmets, and other items in order to participate in sports or other physical activities. Being physically active leads to a healthy lifestyle.

Mary Berger, wife of the late Karl Berger whom Karl’s Kids is named for in his memory said, “the kids and teens of Lincoln County will truly benefit from the businesses and people who so graciously gave of their time and money to help kids and teens become physically active.” Karl’s Kids has already helped many kids in need. Karl’s has provided baseball equipment, cheerleading uniforms, and much more to help kids and teens.

Karl’s Kids applications can be found at damariscotta-newcastlerotary.org or karlskids.org or email Karlskidsorg@gmail.com for more information. Simply fill out the application and mail it to Karl’s Kids, c/o Charleen Foley,110 Gibbs Road,Wiscasset, ME 04578.

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