BBBS & State Police awarded mini-grants

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The Superior Health Foundation has awarded $400 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties, Inc., and $500 to the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain. The BBBS grant will be used to provide six sessions of swimming lessons to 10 Littles through Northern Michigan University this summer. In addition to learning about safety, the children will be learning that swimming is a healthy and fun exercise that can be enjoyed for many years. The MSP Iron Mountain grant money will be used to purchase a number of mobile first responder life-saving kits to be assigned to troopers in Iron and Dickinson Counties. Each kit contains a items designed for emergency trauma aid. Since January, SHF has provided nearly $17,000 in mini-grant funding, with an additional $17,500 available from July through December. Anyone interested in submitting a mini-grant for health-centered projects, visit www.superiorhealthfoundation.org. Pictured are: from left, John Marshall and Shelby Bischoff, SHF Board of Directors; Laura Jarvi, SHF; Dr. Bruce Seely, SHF Board of Directors; Jim LaJoie, SHF executive director; Carolyn Severson, SHF Board of Directors; Lieutenant Christine Grabowski of the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain; Jayne Letts of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties, Inc., and Bill Verrette and Sheri Davie, SHF Board of Directors.