Dash to success

To the Journal editor:

The first annual Dollar Dash was held on June 1. The purpose of this letter is to thank the many participants, the businesses who donated, and the organizers who helped make the event such a success. The proceeds of the $ Dash will go toward the Marquette Senior High School’s Shawn Michael Dollar Scholarship. Over 200 participants and over 20 local businesses helped to raise over $3,000.

The following individuals deserve a huge thank you for all the work and assistance they provided in organizing the $ Dash: Doug and Kristen Gordon, Janine Chapman, Ashley Leppanen, Rachael Viitala and Ricci Filizetti.

A special thank you to the following businesses, who either contributed to the scholarship or donated door prizes: 3rd Base Bar, Blackrocks Brewery, Buffalo Wild Wings of Marquette, The Doghouse Pub, Flanigan’s Bar, Lagniappe, The Landmark Inn, Motions, Ore Dock Brewing Co., Park Chiropractic, Remie’s, Sacred Tattoo Studio, Stucko’s Pub & Grill, The Studio, Swell, Togos, Trinity Massage, Vango’s, Verabar, The Vierling, The Wild Rover, The Wooden Nickel and Yooper Shirts.

A big thank you to all involved; it was a very successful $ Dash, and we look forward to the Second Annual $ Dash next year.

Special thanks to all those involved from Jackie Boxer, Kimber Hansen and Pete Dollar, family of Shawn Dollar.