Champion Stories – Jen Bedard, Champions Celebration Event 2013 and Keene Racquet Club

Categories: Champion Moment, Physically Active

“Hamshaw Lumber recently began a community action group whose mission is to help non-profit organizations. On Sunday, September 29th, a group of ten volunteers and one dog participated in their first walk. They walked in a 5K for The Greater New England Chapter for Multiple Sclerosis and raised nearly $600 in donations.”

“Our future plans are to choose different organizational events to participate in or to volunteer at non-profit events. All employees are invited and encouraged to attend if an event interests them.”
– Champion, Jen Bedard, Organizational Champion Hamshaw Lumber & Cheshire Horse

Champions Celebration Event 2013:

“I feel like a Champion when….”

“I run a lot of laps around our school track.”
– Champions, Cassidy Barcome & Jennifer Lawrence

“When I get an A+.” – Lucy

“When I run with my friends.”

“When I finish a 5K.” – Jace (featured left)

“When I ran the Kid’s DeMar marathon.”

“After my basketball team wins a game.”
– Champion, Luke Beard

“When I walk up to one hour 5 days a week!”
– Champion, Erik Willis, Organizational Champion, The Community Kitchen

Keene Racquet Club supports Healthy Monadnock Goal!

Submitted by Organizational Champion, Keene Racquet Club

The Keene Racquet Club supports the Healthy Monadnock goal – to make the Monadnock region the healthiest community in the country by the year 2020.

Tennis, a low impact, lifetime sport is a great way to exercise with family or friends. Local outdoor nets will be coming down for the winter but the Racquet Club indoor tennis courts will be warm and welcoming when it rains, snows, all day long, or after dark. This active club has a membership comprised of players of all ages and abilities. Regular play, instruction, periodic tennis socials, and competitions are all part of the weekly events. Healthy enjoyable exercise is a shared goal of all our members.

The Racquet Club invites newcomers or former tennis enthusiasts to become members of the Keene Racquet Club by joining the waiting list. Visit our website at or call Tricia Patnode at (603) 847-9709.

– Champions, Dan & Nancy Gillard, Organizational Champion Keene Racquet Club