On Saturday, DCRISC is hosting a 10-10-10 day and Open House at the arena (4852 Reardon Avenue, Cokato).
All dollars received will be matched up to $10,000. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the completion of a second sheet of ice for LDC and have donations doubled with this Challenge Match of $10,000. These funds will be used for construction inside the arena.
Events to take place include:
• 10 a.m.-noon: Open House at the arena
• 8 a.m.: start of “Chase the Puck” – a 5K run event
• 10:30 a.m.: $10K Challenge Match Tally
• 11 a.m. Drawing for a 2015 Polaris 570 4-wheeler plus other prizes
• 11:30 a.m.: Paint the Stick – painting a new donation level on the super size hockey stick displayed in arena parking lot.
Note: The Polaris raffle is $50/ticket with a limit of 350 tickets to be sold. If interested, please email Joel Hillmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Suzy Keskey (email@example.com).
Cash donations can be mailed to DCRISC, PO Box 958, Cokato, MN 55321 or dropped off at the Thrivent office in Cokato. We also have the ability to accept stock transfers.
Here’s a short update on the progress so far:
Things are moving along and $100,000 is needed by July 2016 in order to capitalize on the Mighty Ducks state grant and have skateable ice. Because of additional permit requirements due to the state grant, the project was slightly delayed. For the completion of the arena project (concession area, locker room improvements, parking lot upgrade, etc,) an additional $650,000 plus will be needed.
Due to the generous grant from Mighty Ducks, DCRISC is following State permitting requirements and processes (a change from county permitting processes). Work included in the process immediately following the approvals are installation of the refrigeration pipes in the base of the rink and installing the boards. Perimeter concrete will be done before the rink surface is covered with concrete. The public restrooms and additional HVAC work will come next.