Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Workabilities team dived into nearby Fish Lake for the 2013 Maple Grove Polar Bear Plunge Feb. 2.
The annual Maple Grove Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota took place Feb. 2 at Fish Lake. Among the teams participating this year was Golden Valley-based nonprofit Workabilities which raised $3,857. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Workabilities team will be participating in the 2013 Maple Grove Polar Bear Plunge at Fish Lake Park Feb. 2.
It’s back – the annual Maple Grove Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota. Among the teams participating this year is a from Golden Valley-based nonprofit Workabilities. Luedtke, a former employee of Golden Valley-based Workabilities, is plunging for the first time along with 17 others from the nonprofit organization. Luedtke is “nervous” and “excited” for her first Polar Plunge, but said it will be worth it for money raised for Special Olympics. With friends and family in attendance, she said several members of the team would be dressing up in referee shirts to recognize Super Bowl Sunday. The Workabilities team has already exceeded their team goal – raising $3,772 as of Jan. 31. The Maple Grove Polar Bear Plunge will be …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Courage Center, WorkAbilities officials say cuts could lead to less independence, fewer rehabilitation services.
Already reeling from the Great Recession and a challenging fundraising climate, nonprofit leaders are bracing for the blow a shutdown will strike. Many nonprofits receive local, state or federal government funding. In some cases, federal dollars are dispersed through state agencies and if there’s no one at the state level to receive receipts and allocate money, nonprofits are left without that funding. The Wednesday ruling of Ramsey County District Judge Kathleen Gearin stated which service categories are considered "essential" and therefore funded during a shutdown. But the ruling wasn't specific enough for employees of WorkAbilities Inc. of Golden Valley to know how much funding they will receive. WorkAbilities provides day training …