ALS Snowmobile Tour Raises Record $810K

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Credit: Black Woods Blizzard Tour

ALS Snowmobile Tour Raises Record $810K

February 4, 2013 Updated Feb 4, 2013 at 6:27 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The 2013 "Black Woods Blizzard Tour - A Ride to Fight ALS" raised a record $810,000 to help in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The event has now raised more than $5.1 million in its 14-year history, this time around boasting 182 snowmobile riders and 60 sponsors donating to the cause.

Former Minnesota Twins catched and current bench coach Terry Steinbach served as the celebrity host of the event, and he was joined on this year's ride by current Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire as well as former players Kent Hrbek and Tim Laudner.

"The Black Woods Blizzard Tour Board and riders set high goals for the tour again this year," executive director Jennifer Hjelle said. "I am very proud of the accomplishments achieved. The people whol volunteer on the Board, committees, groomers, riders, and sponsors continually strive to work for a common cause - to help people with ALS and find a cure for this terrible disease."

The money raised by this year's event will be donated to The ALS Association, Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota chapter.

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