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Help me build our southern border wall!!

$650 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 6 months
Created December 5, 2018
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OK? Now that I have your attention, we do need to start thinking about re-building our ice rink. The boards are nearly 20 years old, we have aging equipment and a lot of kids depend on us. PLEASE HELP! I think this is a wall we can ALL agree on!

Nome Winter Sports Association (NWSA) was formed to provide support for organized winter outdoor sporting activities in Nome, Alaska. Sporting activities include, but are not limited to, skiing biathlon, ice skating and hockey.
We own and operate the Nome ice rink(City owns the property) which we built in 2001 with donated funds, we had the high school shop students build the side boards and they were installed by volunteers.  Over the years we have slowly built up a collection of both used and new skates through donations and small purchases. These skates are free to use to the general public but we did not have the funds to operate a warm up shack to hand out skates and supervise the rink. All maintenance and operations were conducted by volunteers making the rink open sporadically. In 2016 we hired a part time rink manager for the skating season so we could provide regular hours and supervision to the youth of Nome and started our "after school" program.  We serve 30 to 40 kids a day with a good healthy atmosphere, snacks and of course, skates! ALL FOR FREE because of people like yourself! 
Why should I give? you ask? WE NEED YOUR DOLLARS to continue this program. NWSA is funded primarily through charitable gaming, more specific, pull-tabs. This type of funding is subject to the ups and downs of seasonal changes, depressed economy and a few other unknowns. It is seriously jeopardizing the program and in need of your support. 
Please help us keep this going! DONATE! Then join Nome Winter Sports Associations Facebook page and see your dollars at work!
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So? Temps have dipped to -10 or less but we still have had 35 kids at the rink! Yes! they spend a bit more time in the warm up shack and YES! they are a little "buggy" but we are here and having fun! Stop on by!
While digging deep I found a letter we started last year to thank Norton Sound Economic Development for their Community benefit share to the City of Nome, we have been privileged to receive a portion of this which helps our operating costs.
Nome Winter Sports Assoc. is a registered 501c non-profit. We fund the ice rink, biathlon,cross country skiing and other winter activities. Although we do receive power from NJUS(thank you John and Board) and the lot belongs to the City(again, Props to the City) we are NOT part of Parks and Recreation and we are NOT funded by the City. NWSA is funded primarily through our charitable gaming permit and donations from others. We greatly appreciate all our doners! Thank You!
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Our traditional Birthday pizza party was a blast! Every month we take a day to celebrate the birthdays of our skaters. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DECEMBER SKATERS!
Now lets start the January list on the white board
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Today we hosted students from Nome Beltz High School. The outdoor studies class had fun and may make this a regular trip this winter. Do you have an organization that would like daytime access to the rink facilities? Call 304-4100 and I will do my best!
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$650 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 6 months
Created December 5, 2018
Fundraising Team
Funds raised will benefit:
Nome Winter Sports Association
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Nome, AK
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