Mark ValleyClayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that Hollywood actor and North Country native Mark Valley will appear at the upcoming 50th annual Antique Boat Show and Auction presented by RBC Wealth Management.

Valley, a native of Ogdensburg, NY is expected to appear on Friday, August 1 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Best known for his role on the hit series Boston Legal, which he played Brad Chase alongside William Shatner, Valley has endured a longtime acting career playing characters on television shows such as Crisis, Body of Proof, Harry's Law, Fringe, Human Target, and Days of Our Lives.

In addition, to name a few of his movie roles, he was the lead role in Jericho, the voice of Cyclops in the animated movie Shrek the Third, and had an appearance in the 2012 box office hit Zero Dark Thirty.

"It is exciting to welcome Mark back home to the North Country and a pleasure to have someone of his celebrity status eager to be a part of our historic event this August," Michael Folsom, Director of Marketing and Communications said. "Coordinating Mark's visit at the show has been enjoyable and we look forward to having him at the Museum."

As a graduate of West Point and a former military service member, Valley and the ABM will utilize his appearance at the Boat Show as a fundraiser for River Hospital's River Community Wellness Program, a program already supported by the Museum in various forms. Autographs and photo opportunities will be available and a donation is strongly encouraged.

Valley currently lives in Los Angeles and is active with several veterans advocacy groups including Volunteers of America, GI Film Festival, VFT Advisory Board, and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild Armed Forces Committee.

About Antique Boat Museum

The Museum, now open daily 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., is home to North America's largest antique boat collection with more than 300 boats and over 1,000 boating artifacts. In addition, the Museum is also host of the longest running antique boat show, which will celebrate its 50th year this August 1-3, and is known as the birthplace of the antique raceboat regatta, which will run August 8-10.

For more information, please visit the Museum's website at abm.org.

About River Community Wellness Program

The River Community Wellness Program (RCWP) at River Hospital provides intensive outpatient behavioral health services for active duty military personnel stationed at Ft. Drum. RCWP provides continuity of care for soldiers transitioning from an inpatient stay. It also serves as an intensive intervention option for mental health services locally to reduce potential admissions of service members to an inpatient level of care, focusing instead on building coping skills and supports in the community. It is the only program of its kind in the United States. The program keeps military members close to home while they are healing and learning to cope, using multiple forms of therapies such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Group and Individual Therapy, Movement Therapy, Peer to Peer Therapy, Imaginal and In Vivo Exposure Therapy, as well as Psychiatry and Medication Management.

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