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“Fun Fly" With UNH’S Northeast Passage
And The Concord Skyhawk Club Members July 17

Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations

July 9, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. -- Northeast Passage at the University of New Hampshire is hosting a remote control airplane “Fun Fly” Event on Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Sod Farm in Concord.

The event is open to people with disabilities and those of all abilities interested in flying remote control airplanes. The Concord Skyhawks RC Club will demonstrate technique and equipment and pair up with participants to give pointers on flying.

“ Flying remote control planes is an inherently accessible sport,” says Jill Gravink, executive director of Northeast Passage. “With minimal modifications, a vast majority of people can be successful and enjoy the challenge and social aspects of the activity.”

The day begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. There is a $20 fee, which covers the demonstration, a cookout, and “Fun Fly.” Participants are advised to bring their own food and drinks due to personal preferences. Proceeds from the event will help support Northeast Passage's year-round recreation programs for people with disabilities.

To register call (603) 862-0070 or request a flyer online at

Northeast Passage, a nationally recognized leader in innovative therapeutic recreation services, delivers disability-related health promotion and adapted sports programs throughout New England. Founded in 1990, Northeast Passage collaborates with health care providers, schools, communities and businesses to develop and administer more than 500 events annually.

A service and research branch of the University of New Hampshire, School of Health and Human Services’ Department of Recreation Management and Policy, Northeast Passage is an independently funded, not-for-profit organization.

For more information, contact Northeast Passage at 603-862-0070 or visit