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Mountaineer Trail Riders of WV Names Charity for 1st Annual Event

Beaver, WV – May 9, 2012: Mountaineer Trail Riders of West Virginia named two organizations, Mud Buddies Foundation and Raleigh County Special Olympics as the charitable groups benefiting from the 3rd Annual Thrills in the Hills Off Road Jamboree. This is the ATV club’s first year managing the event, which will be held at Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park, Sophia, WV on June 15-18.

“Charitable giving is an important part of who the Mountaineer Trail Riders are”, said President, Rob Atha. “We are committed to donating a portion of event proceeds to charity”, he continued. The primary beneficiary of the funds raised will be the Mud Buddies Foundation located in Gilbert, WV. They are a non-profit, public charity organization dedicated to providing customized, guided ATV adventures to children affected by physical or developmental disabilities, at no cost. Another local non-profit group, Raleigh County Special Olympics, will also receive a donation.

“The heart of what Mud Buddies does is to enrich the lives of special needs kids”, said Burning Rock marketing director Lisa Gale. “They provide kids with a wide variety of disabilities a safe, off-road experience. And their parents just love it… they see their kids getting outdoors, having a ton of fun, interacting with others and building confidence”, she continued.

Contact: Lisa Gale
Mountaineer Trail Riders
Phone: (304) 673-1958
P.O. Box 876
Beaver, WV 25813

About Mountaineer Trail Riders – Mountaineer Trail Riders is southern West Virginia’s newest premier OHV club. Members are actively involved in creating, organizing and managing a variety of events held primarily at their ‘home base’, Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park. The club emphasizes rider education & safety, a family atmosphere, charitable giving/community service and of course, lots of trail riding. To learn more about the club and membership, visit or call 304-237-4085.

About Mud Buddies – Mud Buddies is a non-profit, public charity foundation that is located in Gilbert, West Virginia. They provide no-fee, guided ATV rides for those affected by disabilities. Safety is the number one goal. Founders Mike and Susie Rasmussen have served as volunteer firefighters, EMT’s, nationally certified swift water rescue technicians and have an excellent background in First Aid and Rescue. Each client is interviewed to determine their interests, mobility, and any limitations as each ride is customized to the interests, likes and limits of each client. Families are also highly encouraged to participate. Visit or call 304-583-6511 for more information.

About Thrills in the Hills Off Road Jamboree – The 3rd Annual Thrills in the Hills event has undergone a transformation for 2012. Hosted for the first time by the Mountaineer Trail Riders of West Virginia, it will be the coolest, newest, action-packed ATV, SxS and dirt bike riding event of the year. Three days of adrenaline packed off-road fun, activities, music, food and camaraderie. It’s off road trail riding in beautiful West Virginia plus so much more… celebrity host appearance, guided trail rides, Challenge at the Rock Obstacle Course, Pro Armor’s Xtreme Mountain Challenge, Moonshine Run, Radio Control Off Road Track & Races, Mud Pit Competition, Mud Run, Fireworks, Blackwater Outlaws Concert, Vendors and so much more. For more information and to register for this event visit or call 877-683-9240.

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