Monday, July 14, 2008

Sled Dog Fund Helps Needy Kids

Blake Matray is one of those guys I've seen out on the trails and have probably run across from time to time in the community, but haven't really met. That's not too surprising when you consider that he has a full-time, year-round, money-making job (a rarity in Alaska) as a pilot in the Air Guard, he is training his team to race in the Iditarod AND he founded and manages a 501(C)3 not-for-profit charitable organization.

Blake and his Sled Dog Fund non-profit were featured in today's edition of the Fairbanks Daily News Miner newspaper, normally considered a great source of fire starting and bird cage lining material. The Sled Dog Fund, Inc. directly supports children with disabilities and their families, clinical research on developmental disabilities, hospital programs, parental education programs and sponsors individual disabled children who wish to compete in adventure races of any kind.

Please click on the links in the paragraph above to see the news article or visit Matray's Sled Dog Fund website.

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