Michigan Ski for Light is a 503(C)(3) nonprofit organization, IRS #38-3562887. As a nonprofit organization we appreciate any and all donations to support our endeavor to provide a healthy program for outdoor sports for the mobility and visually impaired. The following are some examples of our needs and supporters.
Richard is one of our mobility impaired skiers. Richard has used crutches and braces to walk due to a birth defect. He thoroughly enjoys the speed and freedom of our new sit skis. Richard, a professional, also is one of our better donors. Thank you Richard.
Frank is blind and lives in a group home in Detroit. One of the few times he gets to go out is when he attends Michigan Ski for Light. He completely depends on donations to pay for the weekend. $145.00 for room and board, $30.00 for ski rentals and $20.00 for transportation. Besides the 8 people from the group home in Detroit we also have group homes attending from Lansing and Kalamazoo areas.
Most of our visually impaired skiers do pay their own way, and look forward each year to the fun and reunion of old and new friends.
On the guide side of our organization, we have a group of Central Michigan University students from the College of Health Professions that act as guides and also do an excellent job of leading social activities in the evening.
You can get creative to help support MSFL as well. Here are some donations from past fundraisers:
The Lions Club of Rosscommon has made a long term commitment of financial and time support to our organization. They provide transportation to and from the ski area, and pick up and return about 40 pairs of rental skies, and much more. Thank you Lions Club.
As you can see there is a lot to presenting this event. I didn't mention the cost of mailing, advertising and the cost of this web site. We need to raise in excess of $5000.00 a year to promote a healthy winter outdoor activity to a group of citizens that otherwise would not have this opportunity.
Please send donations, made out to Michigan Ski for Light, to:
Michigan Ski For Light
6845 East Grenlund Road
Bannister, MI 48807
(678) 522- 7888
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