I wish they had sent a photo as well, but here's a release from the Goss Farm in Massachusetts, which has created a corn maze in the shape of the Travis Roy Foundation logo and will donate proceeds to the TRF. The farm is home to a boy who received funds from the foundation after he was paralyzed in a car accident. Very cool story about paying it forward. Also, Roy was recently at Thunder Road - He's abig race fan and his family has a camp on Lake Champlain.
- Anna Grearson
Boston, MA (September 10, 2012) – The Goss Farm in Dunstable, Massachusetts has integrated the new Travis Roy Foundation (TRF) logo into a one-of-a-kind, five-acre corn maize to help raise money for the Travis Roy Foundation.
The relationship between the Travis Roy Foundation and Goss Farm came about when Ben Goss received a $5,000 grant from the Travis Roy Foundation to help cover the cost of specialized vehicle modifications which allowed him to drive. Ben had been paralyzed in an auto accident at the age of 14. Now a high school senior, Ben helps to manage the family farm.
“The New England community was incredibly supportive of my family and I after my accident, and for the past 15 years that support has continued through the work of the Travis Roy Foundation,” said Travis Roy. “It’s great to see the Goss family pay the support they received forward so that other spinal cord injury survivors can continue to receive adaptive equipment grants. In addition, half of the money raised for the TRF goes toward research, which we hope will one day bring an end to paralysis.”
In recognition of the Foundation’s 15th anniversary, the corn maze will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 28th. Goss Farm also has an ice cream stand, petting zoo, corn cannon, tractor rides and other fun activities. The farm is located at 446 Pleasant St. in Dunstable, MA.
Since its official launch in 1997, the Travis Roy Foundation has awarded over $4 million in adaptive equipment grants to spinal cord injured individuals and to SCI research. “The last 15 years have been remarkable in our effort to Help Others Move Forward, and I'm incredibly proud of the Foundation’s success. Its evolution and growth over the years are a direct result of the extraordinary support we've received from our donors and volunteers,” said Executive Director Marge Oppold.