March 23, 2018

Norway Savings Bank donations to RTT help keep riders in the saddle

Patricia Weigel, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank (NSB) presented a $5,000.00 check to support Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center. The Bank’s donation ensures that equine-assisted activities and therapies are available and accessible to Mainers with disabilities. RTT provides therapeutic mounted, unmounted and carriage driving lessons to hundreds of children and adults each year. 
Norway Savings Bank has been a proud sponsor of Riding To The Top for 16 years. This year, in honor of RTT’s 25th year of service, the Bank pledged an additional check of $2,500 for a total of $7,500 in 2018. 

“I have been visiting the farm and observing lessons for years,” stated Weigel. “Every time I visit, I am inspired by the incredible connections formed between humans and horses. I’ve witnessed the profound impact it has on clients, families and volunteers. Access to services like RTT’s is important to the health and well-being of Mainers.” Bronson, RTT Executive Director, stated, “Community support is vital to serving Maine families, caring for our horses, and maintaining the farm. Annual contributions from local businesses like Norway Savings Bank allow us to deliver services to those who need it most.” Bronson also noted that Norway Savings Bank will help kick off RTT’s 25 for 25 campaign this May at the organization’s 25th anniversary celebration. 

Since 2003, Norway Savings Bank has contributed $145,000 to Riding To The Top. These funds helped provide year-round services through the construction of a heated indoor-riding arena. NSB’s contributions have also supported RTT Riderships for hundreds of children and adults with disabilities, new programs and the horse fund (care, purchase and retirement of RTT horses). Over the years, Norway Savings Bank employees have volunteered hundreds of hours to RTT, supporting projects and fundraising events as well as serving on the organization’s board of directors.

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