"The event simply wouldn't have been possible without the eagerness of local businesses to support our efforts," said Matt Becker Chillin's fundraising coordinator.
"This was a huge undertaking for our club," said Angel Klontz, '14, a Williston, ND, native and chairperson of the event committee. "Most of all, the campus really enjoyed it and we were able to spread the word to a lot of people. It was definitely worth the work." Klontz is assisted by fellow Optimist Club members: Allison Mann, '11, Dickinson; Steve Michlitsch, '13, and Matt Becker, '13, Bismarck; Liz Lee, '14, Grand Forks; and Wes Wakefield, '11, Devils Lake.
Sponsors for the event at the gold level were ABC Seamless, Goebel Pediatric Dentistry, Investment Centers of America, Ressler Chevrolet, SnowPlowStuff.com, United Printing, and Vogel Law Firm. KXMB-TV, Chartwells Food Service, iGear, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative participated at the silver level. All proceeds were donated to Carrie's Kids, an area charitable organization that helps children who are in transition and experiencing homelessness.
Those who would like more information about the U-Mary Optimist Club can e-mail [email protected]