Moultonboro, NH: In 1984 the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club wanted to hold a benefit race that would be an annual event. At that time the race was held on Meredith Bay, which is how the name came about. Meredith is known as the Latchkey to the White Mountains. As time went on it was moved to Berry Pond, a smaller body of water in Moultonboro. The club members wanted their fundraising to be dedicated to an organization involved in fighting cancer. Therefore, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon, NH was the logical choice. Over the next 28 years our club donated over $227,000.00 to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. All of us involved are very proud of this accomplishment. In 2013 the board members and club members voted to continue our Latchkey Cup tradition, but to give back the money in our local communities. After the Latchkey Cup race we will be reaching out to the local communities to see where the greatest needs are for this years donations.
The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club has again reached out to the Lakes Region community for donations to support this event. In addition to the donations from the ads in our Latchkey Cup Ice Times, the monies raised are from driver entry fees, spectators and Latchkey Cup souvenirs.
In 2018 we held two Latchkey Cup’s. One on Berry Pond and the other, our Nostalgic Latchkey Cup on Meredith Bay in conjunction with Meredith’s 250. The two totaled $12,035.00 raised in 2018, which brings our 34 year total over $266,428.75. In 2018 we donated four scholarships to local students, given to nine different local families suffering from cancer, and other medical conditions, donated to Down Syndrome awareness, a HUOT student traveling for competition and scholarships for summer programs for local grammar school students.. We are very proud to be giving back to 13 different individuals or families within our community.
The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club would like to extend their gratitude to everyone involved in the Latchkey Cup, and thank you for helping us continue our 34th Annual Latchkey Cup.
The Latchkey Cup Race is scheduled each year for the last Saturday of January, starting at 11:00 am. Ice permitting.