2014-08-15 / Community

‘Survivor’ to help nonprofit raise money

South Portland resident Bob Crowley, winner of TV’s “Survivor: Gabon,” will host the second annual Durham Warriors Survival Challenge to benefit the Durham Warriors Project, a nonprofit group that allows disabled veterans and other nonprofit groups a no-charge stay at the Maine Forest Yurts campground in Durham.

The three-day event, to be held at Maine Forest Yurts, 430 Auburn Pownal Road in Durham, will feature 21 contestants split into tribes who will compete in various challenges of physical and mental skill. Members of losing tribes will face elimination at a tribal council, with the goal of the competition to be the last one standing.

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. The event is open to the public with donations for the Durham Warriors Project accepted, and there will be a barbecue lunch available during the event with proceeds benefiting the project. Maine Forest Yurts is a campground in a wooded, non-improved area, so spectators should wear sensible walking footwear.

After the opening day’s challenges on Friday at 5 p.m., there will be a meetand greet party featuring food and beverages at 491 Auburn Pownal Road, near the campground. In attendance will be the first winner of the Survivor television show, Richard Hatch, Sandra Diaz-Twine – a two-time Survivor winner, as well as “Survivor: Panama’s” Terry Deitz and James Tarantino of “Survivor: Nicaragua.”

For more information, visit www.maineforestyurts.com and click on “DWP.”

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