Copper Country Ski Tigers helps lower the financial barriers to kids getting active and competing in cross-country skiing. The youth recreation non-profit has coached students for many years. Their coaches are all volunteers, and even help the group with fundraisers during the year. This year the Copper County Ski Tigers will put funds raised in Giving Tuesday toward replacing ski suits for the the older students.
“It does prioritize parent and volunteer involvement. So it’s a really great community builder in the way. There’s nothing better than being out at Swedetown in a partial blizzard with you know a hundred kids all yelling, screaming, and laughing in the woods. So I think the people who are involved. The volunteers, parents, coaches, and the board. The people that are involved in this. Are excited about continuing that and getting more families involved if we can.” Erin Syth, Vice President, Copper Country Ski Tigers Board of Directors
Copper Country Ski Tigers will join Giving Tuesday with the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation for the first time in 2023. Vice President, Erin Syth, for the nonprofit says they were excited to hear the news about being picked to join this year’s day of giving. Especially because they hope more kids in the area will get to learn about the programs and possibly be interested in trying out cross-country skiing.
“And it’s just exciting to be a part of this community. I mean we are, we’ve been around the area for a while. And we are a part of the broader community, but we don’t have a ton of visibility. And it’s great to interface with other entities that are strong community builders like the Copper Shores Foundation. It’s exciting to be a part of that partnership.” Erin Syth, Vice President, Copper Country Ski Tigers Board of Directors
Giving Tuesday with the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation last year raised over 650,000 dollars from individuals in the community and from friends of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Annually the foundation has provided a match sum to add to the day of giving’s total. Adding up to over 2.7 million dollars spread throughout the copper country over the past six years. Find more information about Giving Tuesday with the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation here and more about the Copper Country Ski Tigers here.