Beargrease Announces Black Bear as Big Sponsor

Posted at: 11/14/2013 11:00 PM | Updated at: 11/14/2013 11:01 PM

Two big announcements coming on Thursday for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

In an announcement at the Black Bear Casino, representatives told the media that they signed on as a major sponsor, donating $50,000. 

Which is a major turnaround for the race, which was in danger of not running this year just a month ago.

"Hopefully with our sponsorship, the Beargrease can start to really grow into the event that it once was," said Todd Defoe, marketing director for Black Bear Casino. "We are really looking forward to a great partnership."

It will now be known at the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon presented by Black Bear Casino.

Also being announced today: a total prize purse of $35,000; $25,000 for the full marathon race, and $10,000 for the mid-distance races.

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