Pine Tree Camp has an Open Door policy of not turning anyone who wants a week at camp away based on ability to pay the cost of camp tuition.

That’s where the money raised via The Q106.5 Egg Ride and all the related events and fund raising efforts goes.

Now our second last ask of the season.

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Do your own research on Pine Tree Camp and what they do.  Get started here.

And think about why does Q106.5 continue to do what we do to help convince you to donate what you can. It’s the kids that get to go to camp. Meet one of the campers for just a couple of minutes, and ‘walk a mile in their shoes’. And you too will be just as revved up as we all here at Q106.5 are, about the event and more importantly the fundraising.

Come out to Dysart’s Truck Stop in Herman tomorrow morning before 10:30 and you’ll meet us and the Celebrity Riders and staff from Pine Tree Camp, but most importantly you’ll meet campers and their families that get to go to camp whether they have the funds to do so or not, thanks to your generous donations. You too will understand what we know about how important camp is for those folks.

And hopefully you’ll be a part of things and feel the sense of community that we all do with this event.

Speaking of community, Troy Pearl is the owner of Renewal By Anderson Windows company and they donated $500 to The Q106.5 Egg Ride last year.

This year he called and his first pledge was $500. Then when we casually mentioned that that would send one fourth of a camper to camp for a week, suggesting he was doing a very nice thing, Troy said Let me change my donation to $2000, I didn’t realize how much it costs for Pine Tree Camp to operate.

Then, Troy called back and changed his donation amount.

Here’s the audio from the Q106.5 Morning Show in case you missed it.

What an incredible sense of community spirit. Thank you to Troy and Jessica Pearl and Renewal By Anderson. $10,000 sends 5 local campers to Pine Tree Camp.

The Egg Ride is tomorrow, and we are still raising as much money as we can to cover the tuition of sending kids to camp whose family might not be able to afford to do so. That is where you come in. No matter how much or how little you can spare.

Here’s our last ask, for the donations.  Donation information here.

And thank you.

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