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Baseball Team Raises Money for Peaks for Pets

Team Members Hike Pok-O-Moonshine Mountain

WILLSBORO, N.Y. (Sept. 10, 2010)--SUNY Plattsburgh's baseball team recently hiked Pok-O-Moonshine Mountain in the heart of the Adirondacks for a good cause.

While the outing served as a team-building exercise and was obviously good for the heart, the Cardinals had another purpose in mind: Peaks for Pets. All told, 34 players and coaches participated in the event and raised over $100 for North Country SPCA, a nonprofit charitable organization and no-kill shelter that each year cares for more than 400 abused and abandoned cats and dogs in Essex, N.Y., home of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Park.

For more information about this hiking program, please log on to http://www.peaksforpets.org/.

"This was a great way for us to kick-start our community service efforts with a team hike up Pok-O-Moonshine," said Plattsburgh baseball coach Kris Doorey. "The route was challenging and the scenery spectacular."

Pok-O-Moonshine Mountain's sheer cliffs inspired the Algonquin Native Americans to name it “Pohqui” (broken) and “Moosi” (smooth), hence the origin of its English name. The highest of the four Pok-O Patch mountains, it has breathtaking views of Long Pond and Lake Champlain.

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