Moriches Paquatuck Squaws to Host Inlet Ride Bike-A-Thon

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Moriches Paquatuck Squaws is inviting everyone to participate in the group’s Inlet Ride Bike-A-Thon on May 2 for the benefit of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

Starting at 8 a.m., bicyclists will enjoy a 28-mile ride along Dune Road from the Moriches Inlet at Cupsogue Beach to the Shinnecock Inlet in Hampton Bays and back. Refreshments will be provided along the way and prizes will be awarded to the top three riders who bring in the most donations. All of the funds raised will benefit the special-needs children of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Those who wish to start their own fundraising page can go to www.inletride.com

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a resident summer camp designed for young people ages 6-21 with special needs. Its mission is to help children and young adults achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education in a summertime environment, even offering an alumni week for campers who have aged out. Throughout the program, campers participate in typical summer camp activities, such as arts and crafts, talent shows, cook-outs, swimming and boating.

Minimum non-refundable donation is $25, which is payable at registration. Pre-registration is preferred at www.inletride.com. Additional donations can be made online or on the day of the ride. Checks should be made out to: the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws, Inc., P.O. Box 83, Center Moriches, NY 11934-0083.

This is a rain-or-shine event. Free Inlet Ride T-shirts will be given to the first 400 riders.

For more information about Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, please call (631) 878-1070 or visit www.camppaquatuck.com

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Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck was created by members of the Moriches Rotary Club in 1946. Located on the shores of Kaler's Pond on eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is funded primarily by donations and is a special place where children with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first-hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. Children participate in a wide range of activities especially designed for youngsters who are in wheelchairs as well as those who are ambulatory. These activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, petting zoo, talent shows, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.