, Newburyport, MA

February 4, 2014

Sports park offers discount to military personnel

Newburyport Daily News

---- — AMESBURY — The Amesbury Sports Park is offering discounts on snow tubing admissions for military personnel and people who support its season long food drive to help local families in need.

“We’ve been working with Our Neighbors’ Table in Amesbury for six years now to help boost food donations in the winter. After the holidays pass, donations typically drop, so we do our best to keep the food rolling in all winter long,” said co-owner Kevin Jacques. “We are offering a $3 discount off a snow tubing admission for anyone who brings a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. Those donations make all the difference in the world for local families in need.”

Although only one canned food item per person is required to get the discount, Jacques says that many families bring in a whole shopping bag full of food.

“People’s generosity is truly overwhelming at times,” said Jacques.

After a great response last year, the Amesbury Sports Park has once again decided to salute the Armed Forces (past and present) with free snow tubing during New Hampshire school vacation week (Monday Feb. 24 through Friday Feb. 28).

Military personnel simply need to show their military ID to get a free snow tubing pass. In recognition of their families support, the Amesbury Sports Park is happy to extend a $5 discount to all dependents and guests of the service person paying in the same transaction.

The park, located at 12 South Hunt Road, is open Thursdays and Friday from 3:30 to 9 pm, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The canned food discount is not offered from Feb. 15 through Feb. 23. For more information, visit or call 978-388-5788.