Please register to join me for one of the Maine Walks to Defeat ALS!

The ALS Association’s Northern New England Chapter has been a great help as I wrestle with ALS, so I am helping them with their annual fundraising walks in Bangor and Portland. My sister Edie Smith is leading the Bangor walk, and my friend Rusty Atwood is leading the Portland walk. I am hoping you will participate in perhaps even sponsor one or both walks.
Email me at if you can sponsor a walk. And here is the info on each walk. Thanks! – george

Our team name is “Give it the G.A.S. – Walk for George Arthur Smith!”

Saturday, August 25th
Walk Check-in: 8:30 AM
Walk Start: 10 AM
Hayford Park
Walk Distances: 1 mile, 2.5 miles
#1.Click on this link:
#2. In upper left corner, click on red box that reads “Join Our Team”

Saturday, September 8th
Walk Check-in: 9 AM
Walk Start: 10 AM
Payson Park
Walk Distances: 1 mile, 3.6 miles
#1. Click on this link

#2. In upper left corner, click on red box that reads “Join Our Team”

If you have any problems registering, please do not hesitate to contact Karla Wheaton. She is the Event Manager for the ALS Association Northern New England who coordinates both the Bangor and Portland walks. Please contact her at or 207-712-3091. in

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.