Angels for a Cause

Updated: 03/09/2014 10:35 PM
Created: 03/09/2014 6:55 PM

A crowd gathered at UMD on Sunday to play in the snow for a good cause.

For the second year in a row, the Duluth Rotary put on "Make Your Mark: Angels for a Cause." Participants met at UMD's Malosky Stadium to make snow angels.

They hoped to draw 4,000 people to raise $25,000. In 2013, the event raised money for clean drinking water in Ethiopia. This year, it was for a cause much closer to home.

"We're making snow angels to raise awareness and some money for homeless youth in our community," said Capital Campaign Chair Sonja Baertsch.

The event is raising funds to help Lutheran Social Services build a new center for homeless youth in Duluth called the Center for Changing Lives.

"We have over 150 kids a night that are homeless," Event Coordinator Bob Sherman said. "And you can imagine what it would be like to be out in this kind of snow and cold, or the bitter cold that we've had."

Front Page

  • Blue Angels Practice For Weekend Air Show in Duluth

    It's breathtaking and maybe a little nerve racking to watch, but it's a typical day at the office for Lieutenant Commander John Hiltz. The Blue Angels went up for a practice run Thursday. They're in town for the Duluth Air Show that kicks off on Saturday.

  • Navy Divers Show Off Their Skills at Great Lakes Aquarium

    It may be time for the Duluth Air Show, but not all the action is up in the sky. Navy divers stopped by the Great Lakes Aquarium to dive with some local fish and show off their skills to the public. 

  • Northland Kids Hang Out With Navy Seals in Duluth

    Navy Seals were grounded Thursday, but they still entertained kids with the Boy and Girls Club. The eight-member parachute team was suppose to drop in at the Heritage Sports Center for a few hundred kids, but our weather changed the plans. Other fun was had for Navy Week Duluth.

  • How to Beat the Crowds at the Minnesota State Fair

    Some people pick their days at the Minnesota State Fair based on the weather, others on their work or school schedules. However, a lot of fair goers want to avoid the longest lines.

  • Political Candidates see Opportunity at State Fair

    Political candidates foraging for fall votes are settling in at the Minnesota State Fair. With more than 1.7 million people expected to roam the grounds during the 12-day run, candidates for governor, senator and other offices are shaking hands and spreading their messages.