The Keweenaw Well being Basis (KHF) has generously donated $10,000 to Allouez Township to help the renovation of the Emil Aho Memorial (Ahmeek) Ice Rink. This contribution will assist cowl the bills of updating the rink and be certain that it continues to profit the area people.
The Ahmeek Ice Rink has been a fixture within the space for a few years. It initially began as a makeshift rink created by a bunch of neighborhood youngsters who used a close-by hearth hydrant throughout winter months. Since 1990, grownup volunteers have devoted their time to take care of the rink, and now the township is enterprise the “Construct the Boards” marketing campaign to boost the rink’s boards and implement extra security measures.
Ed Jenich, the Government Director of KHF, expressed the importance of the rink by stating, “Within the winter, hockey and ice skating are key actions for our space’s youth and adults; this donation will permit these people to proceed an lively life-style.” The donation from KHF won’t solely assist promote bodily exercise and out of doors recreation but additionally guarantee the protection of those that use the rink.
The leisure space affords bodily actions year-round. Throughout the winter months, it offers over 90 hours per week for public skating and hockey ice time. Within the offseason, the rink can be utilized for rollerblading and avenue hockey. Ace Laurie, the volunteer rink supervisor, emphasised the significance of the rink, saying, “Many youngsters have discovered to skate at this rink. These youngsters have gone on to play native hockey, highschool hockey, and even faculty hockey.”
To this point, the marketing campaign to lift funds for the renovation has collected greater than $30,000 because it launched in the neighborhood through the summer season. This success is a testomony to the help and dedication of the area people.
For these involved in contributing to the “Construct the Boards” marketing campaign, donations will be made by visiting the Allouez Township Workplace or sending them to P.O. Field 64, Mohawk, MI 49950. Extra details about the marketing campaign will be discovered on the alloueztwp.com web site or the Ahmeek Ice Rink’s Fb web page. The Basis’s donation, alongside the generosity of native people, will assist preserve and enhance this cherished facility for the enjoyment of future generations.