TD Banknorth announced recently that it has chosen Maine Handicapped Skiing as the beneficiary of this year’s Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

Maine Handicapped Skiing promotes year-round education and training for Maine children with physical disabilities by developing skills and providing enjoyment through active recreation.

Maine Handicapped Skiing, based in Newry, provides more than 3,700 lessons in winter and summer, free of charge and with the help of more than 390 volunteers – making it the state’s largest year-round adaptive recreation program for children and adults with physical disabilities. Lessons include alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, cycling, golf and paddling at venues across the state, including Portland, New Gloucester, Poland, Carrabassett Valley, Auburn and Bethel. For more information, visit

TD Banknorth, through the TD Charitable Foundation, will donate $30,000 to Maine Handicapped Skiing. The organization also will benefit from fundraising activities and publicity through its association with one of Maine’s premiere sporting events.

The TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race is set for Saturday, Aug. 1 in Cape Elizabeth.

“Maine Handicapped Skiing is both honored and excited to have been chosen as the beneficiary of the 2009 TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon,” said Betsy Doyon, executive director of Maine Handicapped Skiing. “Maine Handicapped Skiing has a long history of getting children with physical disabilities outdoors and active through a variety of sports summer and winter. We thank TD Banknorth for its support and for believing in what Maine Handicapped Skiing does for its participants.”

For more information on Maine Handicapped Skiing or becoming a volunteer, call 800-639-7770 or visit online at

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