Maine Camp Experience Brings Dunk Your Kicks to Camp… Again…

DYK at Maine Camp ExperienceThe Max Cure Foundation is proud to announce that Maine Camp Experience (MCE) has invited us to bring Dunk Your Kicks back to their summer camps. Last summer, we collected well over 1,000 pairs of sneakers at the participating camps and look forward to exceeding that number this summer. We want to extend a roaring thank you to Maine Camp Experience and Laurie Kaiden, who is The Maine Guide who provides personalized assistance to families who want to find the best camp match for their kids. Laurie has been an ambassador going above and beyond to support The Max Cure Foundation and our Dunk Your Kicks campaign.

This year, in addition to collections, MCE is hosting an art contest where kids can win a chance to have their art featured on Dunk Your Kicks drop boxes at participating camps.  Learn more about how you can get involved in this fun contest by following this link. Donated sneakers from all camp families will be collected at MCE camps. MCE is reaching out to campers and their parents encouraging them to clean out their closets and pack old sneakers and be prepared to Dunk Your Kicks!

David Plotkin, Max Cure Chairman, will again be visiting several of the camps to interact with and educate campers as well as staff about the impact their philanthropic actions will have on the environment, those less fortunate in developing nations as well as pediatric cancer causes. Last summer David visited eight camps and this year we are thrilled that MCE has added more camp visits to the schedule.  Starting July 15th David will be visiting camps Kohut, Laurel, Nashoba North, Skylemar, Tripp Lake and Wekeela. Additional MCE camps will be bringing some of their campers to these Dunk Your Kicks events, too. We are honored to be invited back and look forward to an encouraging and philanthropic week! Here is a short video clip from last year’s collaboration.

Maine Camp Experience (MCE) is a community of 33 premier Maine sleepaway camps and is a comprehensive camp-planning resource.  Maine Camp Experience camps provide kids with the perfect combination of natural beauty, strong traditions and values, and top-notch instruction and activities. We are honored to be invited back and be among these amazing Camp Directors and the kids.

Again this summer, Camp Trucking, a preferred MCE business member, as well as Camp Baggage, an MCE business member, have generously agreed to help collect and transport the sneakers. Additional “kicks” donation opportunities are available throughout the summer, including Visiting Day and at summer’s end so get ready to clean out your closets and take a stand against pediatric cancer one #dunk at a time.