Press Box

MARQUETTE– The United States Olympic Education Center has teamed up with Superiorland Kiwanis of Marquette to sell 2009 World Cup Stormy Kromers as a fundraiser.

            Jacquart Fabric Products in Ironwood, which manufactures the caps, released a special edition Stormy Kromer to mark the 2009 World Cup short track speedskating competition held at the Berry Events Center at Northern Michigan University. Now the surplus stock is being distributed with the help of Superiorland Kiwanis.  

            “Superiorland Kiwanis have always been great partners with the USOEC,” said USOEC director Jeff Kleinschmidt. “They regularly volunteer to help us host short track speedskating competitions and other major events held at the USOEC. Now we have another win-win situation for both organizations.”

            Superiorland Kiwanis project chair Dan Boyle agreed, “We saw a great opportunity to benefit the USOEC and Superiorland Kiwanis as a fundraiser. We’re happy to spread two U.P. signatures: the USOEC and Stormy Kromers.”

            Nearly 200 Stormy Kromers have been sent throughout Michigan, Arizona, Wisconsin, Ohio, Colorado and California.

            The proceeds from selling these special Kromers will assist Superiorland Kiwanis in supporting their Marquette Senior High School Athlete of the Month program and annual Athlete of the Year award banquet.

            To purchase a 2009 World Cup Stormy Kromer for $15, contact Dan Boyle at 906-360-6143. Medium and large sizes are available.

Prepared By
Laura Niemela
Media Relations Coordinator