PLYMOUTH — The Zachary Project is holding its fourth annual Memorial Snowmobile Ride to honor Zachary Braley, Saturday, Feb. 5. The ride starts at 10 a.m. from the Braley Garage, 323 Condon Road. Riders will loop through Stetson and Corinna and then return to the garage.

Lunch will be served. There will be an outdoor fire with hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. chips, desert, and beverages will also be available. There is no cost to participate in the ride but donations to the Zachary Project are gratefully accepted.

This ride is in memory of Zachary Braley who lost his battle with addiction in 2017 at the age of 28. He began his struggle with drugs in his early 20s when he took Oxys while partying with friends. His use turned to heroin. But Zachary worked hard and got clean, maintaining that for a year. Everything was looking up for him. His driver’s license had just been returned, he’d purchased a new truck, had his welding certification reinstated, and was starting a new job with a company he had yearned to work for.

For reasons known only to Zachary, he made the decision to get high again. It was his last decision, the one that killed him. The family’s grief was insurmountable. But out of that grief, the Zachary Project, a nonprofit 501(c)3, was born. The mission of the Zachary Project is to raise money, spread education and awareness, support addicts and their families with an ultimate goal of having a Zachary House in the Newport area where people can go to recover and start over with new lives.

We invite anyone who likes to snowmobile to join us, honor Zachary, and help us raise money and awareness through the Zachary Project. Donations are tax deductible, per what the law allows, and may also be made at