Volunteer groups rewarded

A number of non–profit organizations in Marquette County are getting help from the Greater Ishpeming Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber is donating some of the money raised at the first ever Artic Blast Color Dash a few weeks ago.

$500 was presented today to the YMCA of Marquette County, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Love Inc. C.U.P., Strength from Within, and the U–S Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum.  Those groups provided volunteers for the color dash.

The Artic Blast Color Dash was a first time event for the chamber.  Nearly 300 people participated in a 5K snowshoe race through the trails in Ishpeming.  The other major chamber fund–raising event is the mid–summer Mud Plunge.