First Strive for 35 Finisher: You Can Still Join the Fun!

David Gouthro of Braintree was the first person to complete the Friends of the Blue Hills’ Strive for 35 Challenge — but he wont be the last!  If you register for the Strive for 35 Challenge you’ll automatically be entered into a raffle for a basket of FBH memorabilia, including a t-shirt, poster and hat!

If you complete the Challenge, like David, you will also be entered into a raffle for the grand prize which includes a weekend stay at the AMC Ponkapoag cabins and a $250 gift certificate to LL Bean.   David is shown above with Amanda Popp,  Department Manager of LL Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School in Dedham, in front of one of the cabins. 

We introduced the Strive for 35 Challenge in January to commemorate our 35th year.  We hope you participate and see and do 35 things — or more! — in the Blue Hills Reservation.  The Challenge concludes on December 31. 

Learn more about the Strive for 35 Challenge at

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