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For the editor:

The Houghton All Sports Boosters raise funds for athletic equipment, safety gear and uniforms for Houghton high school and college athletes. On May 18, a draw was held for 67 prizes given away: $4,750 in cash prizes and $4,850 in gift certificates and merchandise. The Boosters are grateful for the outstanding support of parents, family, alumni and friends, who purchased over 1,100 tickets, helping the Boosters earn $8,565 in profits.

We would like to express our gratitude to The Print Shop for printing the tickets. Thanks to Ted Simonsen of Ameriprise Financial for donating the $2,000 cash grand prize, and to Brent Peterson, Steve Zutter and Hunter Rajala of Edward Jones for the $1,000 and $500 cash prizes. Additional cash prizes were donated by Pisani Distributing, Roy Family Chiropractic, The Vision Clinic, Range Bank, Superior National Bank, Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union, Advance Tech Body Repair, UPEA Engineers & Architects and Lakeside Automotive.

Gift certificates and other prizes were generously donated by Walmart, Auto-Pro Glass & Tire, Kirkish Furniture, The Ambassador, Crane Berry Farm, Downwind Sports, Flowers by Sleeman, Gino’s Restaurant, Houghton Tanning Company, Thirty-One Gifts by Jessica Lawson, Keweenaw Automotive, McGann Building Supply, Protea Floral, Surplus Outlet, A+ Pest Management, The Bonfire, Center Ice, Chickadees, The Library Restaurant, Tadych’s Marketplace, Jim’s Foodmart, Keweenaw Chevrolet, Mount Ripley, Michigan Tech Recreation, Quincy’s Restaurant, The Mine Shaft, Sayen’s Auto, Superior Shores Jewelry, Swift True Value Hardware, Joey’s Seafood, Pat’s Foods and Festival Foods, The Keweenaw Brewing Company, Blue Harbor by Mandy Markham, Cyberia Cafe, Michigan Tech Bookstore, Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union, Isle Royale Queen IV, Align and Unwind by Kristi Kirkpatrick, Portage Lake Golf Course, Vollwerth’s, Walgreens and Country Inn & Suites. The continued support of these local businesses is crucial to the success and safety of our athletes.

Thanks a lot.

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