Unique Family-friendly fundraising events will benefit Fledglings Preschool and WildQuest Camps

Throughout the region during the summer and fall, sports and fitness enthusiasts can stumble across a wide selection of road races, triathlons, and golf events. On Saturday, September 14th, Prescott Farm is pleased to offer something a little different for the fun- and fitness-minded.

The Raise Heck Tug O’ War… and more! is an opportunity for friends, families, and co-workers to ‘pull together’ and showcase their strength – or at least their enthusiasm and good humor – as they raise funds to support Prescott Farm’s preschool and camp scholarship programs. Part of Prescott Farm’s Annual Harvest Festival, this year’s tournament is expanded into three separate events to include participants of all ages.

“This is an event that will have participants and spectators on their feet cheering… and laughing,” said Phoebe VanScoy-Giessler, Development & Communications Director at Prescott Farm. “We are very serious about funding nature-based educational opportunities for all children, but this fundraiser brings the community together in a way that is not-so-serious, just seriously fun!”

Raise Heck Tug O’ War

Adult teams (age 18+) of five – eight individuals will compete in this traditional Tug O’ War tournament. Randy Eifert, NH Basketball Officials/IIABO Board 118 and veteran Raise Heck official, will be the tournament referee for 2019. Eifert will work with event organizers to determine bracket set up and elimination process. Prizes will be awarded for top performing teams and for teams that raise the most money. Initial registration fee for the Tug O’ War Tournament is $25/participant.

Snowshoe Hay Hurdle Relay Race – New in 2019!

Youth teams (age 8 – 17) of four individuals will race across Prescott Farm’s fields wearing snowshoes and ‘jump’ over hay bales. This timed event will showcase participants’ athleticism and sense of humor. Prizes will be awarded to top performing teams and for teams that raise the most money. Initial registration fee for the Snowshoe Hay Hurdle Relay is $15/participant. 

Toboggan Pumpkin Pull – New in 2019!

Younger children (age 0 – 7) will compete by age group as individuals pulling a toboggan with an increasing number of pumpkins over a 10-yard distance. Prizes will be awarded for top performers in each age group and for the child who raises the most money. Initial registration fee for the Toboggan Pumpkin Pull is $10. 

Raising Funds

Along with a day of fun, fitness, and the potential for great prizes, the goal of the Raise Heck Tug O’ War… and more! tournament is to raise money for scholarships. Participants in all events are asked to reach out to their network of friends and colleagues to raise funds in support of the unique nature-based learning provided by WildQuest Camps and Fledglings Preschool. The online registration and fundraising pages, linked from prescottfarm.org, make this an easy process.

Fewer barriers to participation

Participants in all events will go to prescottfarm.org to register. They will join or create a new team on the site. New in 2019, individuals or smaller groups who wish to take part but do not have the numbers to create a full team are encouraged to register. Prescott Farm will establish “Freelance Teams” so that anyone interested can be part of the event.Registrants who need to alter their team membership after registration can contact Prescott Farm to make any changes.

For more information about the Raise Heck Tug O’ War… and more! contact info@prescottfarm.org, prescottfarm.org, or call 603-366-5695.