Fully Charged Foundation Scholarships & David Lee Murphy LIVE in Grygla, MN!
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:25am admin
You may have seen a new non-profit organization in NW Minnesota on your social media news feeds and it is gaining a lot of traction to provide scholarships to youth in our area who pursue careers in the skilled labor trades. The Fully Charged Foundation based in Grygla, MN was an idea and vision by a group of local individuals who saw a need for opportunities for youth who may want to enter the workforce right away or attend a trade school/technical college for a shorter time period. "It was honestly an idea that started on a restaurant napkin and has grown into something that we believe will be very beneficial to youth in our area" states Executive Director Patrick Hackley. The organization is 100% volunteer driven, with proceeds from their events going directly back to area students in the form of scholarships. The foundation will award 3 scholarships this year: The Wendy Sandsmark Memorial Scholarship will go to a graduating senior from either Grygla or Goodridge, MN high schools in honor of the late Wendy Sandsmark. Two Fully Charged Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to a graduating senior or college student pursuing careers in the trade areas listed below (see attached photo). The foundation will accept applications for the Wendy Sandsmark scholarship from students at Grygla or Goodridge High School and for the Fully Charged Foundation scholarships from students in high schools in MN within 90 miles of the Grygla/Goodridge area. The application is available on our Facebook page and can also be emailed to applicants. “We know many students in rural Minnesota just need an opportunity to shine and we want to provide the opportunity thru scholarships.
The first big event is rapidly approaching on June 7, 2019 in Grygla MN. Tickets are on sale now for David Lee Murphy in concert along with a meal and beverages. The meal includes a New York cut beef steak, pasta salad, fruit salad, dinner roll & beverages. Alcohol will be served by Yohawns Bar & Grill and will include Busch Light tap beer, well whiskey, & well vodka with mixers. Soft drinks and water will also be available for those who choose not to drink alcohol. Photo ID's will be checked at the gate and wrist bands distributed to those 21 & older. All food and beverage is included in the admission ticket price. Tickets are $30 for Ages 18-64 and $20 for children under 18 and seniors 65 & older. This admission price is strictly for the meal and concert.
In conjunction with the concert event, raffle tickets are being sold for $20/each for a chance to win a new 2019 Ford F-150 or $40,000. Purchasers must be 18 years of age or older to purchase tickets. Tickets for the raffle can only be purchased with cash or check. The winner does not need to be present to win. Only 3,000 raffle tickets are being sold!
"There is sure to be confusion as we started selling tickets at $100 for a combined event. We were informed by the Minnesota Gambling Control Board that the event was out of compliance, hence the reason for the new admission and raffle ticket structure. In the coming days we will be contacting those who have already purchased tickets and offering refunds or exchanges to the proper ticketing on a case by case basis to protect the integrity of the event and to be in compliance with Minnesota statute. We sincerely want to thank Brian Holcomb with the Minnesota Gambling Control Board for helping us thru this process and keeping the event going. It basically came down to a wording/clerical error along with a combined misinterpretation of the regulations, but Brian was very helpful in getting everything in compliance” Hackley states.
Tickets are available at Thief River Ford, Farmers Union Oil - Grygla, Grygla Coop Store - Grygla, Yohawns Bar & Grill - Grygla, Goodridge Municipal Liquor Store - Goodridge, Goodridge Cenex - Goodridge, Erl’s Market - TRF, TRF Radio - TRF, Newfolden Coop Oil - Newfolden, Greg Hanson Sales/Trucking - Karlstad, One Better Liquor - Greenbush, Border State Bank - Greenbush, Angie Gregerson @ City Office - Badger, Skippy Finns - Badger, Gene’s Bar & Grill - Roseau, Pour House - Roseau, Eagles - Warroad, Springsteen Resort - Warroad, Michelle Hunter of Marvin Windows - Warroad, Wilderness Bar & Grill - Williams, Gully Tri-Coop - Gully, Northern State Bank - Gonvick. Tickets will also be sold at the gate if there are any remaining tickets available. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director Patrick Hackley at 406-478-1004 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“We encourage everyone to share our Fully Charged Foundation Facebook page and attend this very exciting event.”