Red Letter Day
“Are we proud of our association with Snowhook Kennel or what?” Spence says. “Here’s news from Rebecca about the Northern Lights 300 – “
“Love that name,” says Admin.
” – rewards dinner.”
The awards dinner for the race was Monday evening. There was the expected—mushers receiving a certificate of completion starting from the last place musher and progressing to the winner, and the telling of humorous tales from the trail. Then, there was the unexpected. AJ missed being in the money by one place; the purse paid out to the first four mushers. What we didn’t know and certainly didn’t expect was that for his fifth place finish, AJ received his entrance fee paid in full for the 2014 Tustumena 200. Wow!
Yet, now for the truly unexpected and by far the bigger honor. AJ was presented the Rich Allen ‘For the Love of Dogs’ award for exceptional dog care. We were stunned. The dogs’ care has been our priority from our beginning into the sport of mushing, and words can not express how honored and humbled we are with this award. This isn’t the first time AJ’s received an award of this kind. In 2011, he received the Humanitarian Award in the Don Bowers Memorial Sled Dog Race which he won that same year as well as the next; the Humanitarian Award was by far the bigger honor than any first place finish.
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