What is the Q106.5 Celebrity Egg Ride? It's a messy annual tradition with Q106.5 personalities and other local celebrities stuffing raw eggs (one for every $50 pledged) into their snow suits and riding from Levant to Newport as part of the annual Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-in to benefit Pine Tree Camp.
Maine's #1 for New Country Station has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine since first starting the Q106.5 Egg Ride more than 30 years ago.
Yes, it's messy, but with your generous donations, we are able to help cover the cost of camp tuition, so every child gets to attend regardless of their family’s ability to afford tuition.
During January, the Q takes pledges from our listeners to support Pine Tree Camp. For each $50 in total pledges that we receive at the radio station, each of our celebrity riders has to carry a raw egg in their snowsuit at the ride on February 3rd.
You can donate a couple of different ways to our Egg Ride. Either give us a call weekdays at (207) 991-9500 or you can donate online.
It's not necessary to donate $50, even though we count the eggs in $50 increments. Donate what you can afford and it will be greatly appreciated! We say it every year, but it would be so amazing if each and every one of our listeners pledged a dollar. We'd have our most successful year ever! Thanks, in advance, for your pledge. Once the ride-in is done, we'll send you a letter to let you know where to send your donation!
The Q016.5 Celebrity Egg Ride is part of the 45th Annual Dysart's Snowmobile Ride-in to benefit Pine Tree Camp.
The Snowmobile Ride-in to benefit Pine Tree Camp began in 1974 with a handful of snowmobile clubs riding into Newport for a weekend of events to support Pine Tree Camp, a summer camp for Maine children and adults with disabilities.
Over the past 45 years, the event has raised over $4 million, translating into thousands of lives transformed by the Pine Tree Camp experience. To learn more, watch Pine Tree Camp's video.
This year’s event will take place February 3 and will feature a hearty community breakfast, a pulled pork and fish chowder lunch and the famous Q106.5 Celebrity Egg Ride.
The impact of your support
Every summer, more than 650 Maine children and adults with disabilities arrive at Pine Tree Camp and their lives are transformed. Driving down the camp road, campers enter a world that is barrier-free, leaving behind the confines of their disability thanks to a 285-acre fully-accessible campus, committed and well-trained staff and peer support.
At Pine Tree Camp, campers make friends who understand what they are going through. Campers actively participate in all the activities for which Maine is famous – kayaking, boating, fishing and hiking – experiencing freedom and independence. In addition, Pine Tree Camp provides their families with much needed respite.
Since 1945, Pine Tree Camp has welcomed all who could benefit regardless of their ability to pay the $1,900 tuition. All proceeds from the Snowmobile Ride-in will go to Pine Tree Camp’s Campership Fund.