A Chester for All  

A capital campaign to make the Thom Storm Chalet open to all, now and into the future.

Our Mission

As the nonprofit organization running programming in the City of Duluth’s Chester Bowl Park, the Chester Bowl Improvement Club’s mission is to promote sustainable, quality programs for all Chester Bowl Park users in a healthy and safe environment.

As we look at our mission, we ask our community to help carry forward both our goal and desire to truly be accessible by all.

The Chalet


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Room to Play

The Thom Storm Chalet is the heart of Chester Bowl, where Duluth’s love of the outdoors has started for generations. Through our Growing Up Chester capital campaign, the Thom Storm Chalet’s potential will be realized by:

  • Opening our chalet to all by adding an elevator for full accessibility  
  • Increasing summer programming by expanding gathering spaces
  • Meeting winter programming needs by making better use of the chalet space
  • Upholding our proud tradition by keeping our history alive
  • Investing in our community gem by using energy-saving materials


Update 5-11-17

Funds raised by the Growing Up Chester capital campaign will be used to add a third floor and renovate the Thom Storm Chalet so future generations and more members of our community can experience the magic of Chester Bowl.


Leadership Team

Curt Leitz

Fundraising Co-Chair

e: leit0033@umn.edu
ph: 218-341-1017

Dave Schaeffer

Executive Director, Chester Bowl Improvement Club

Jessica Hehir

Communications Chair

Ben Norton

Fundraising Co-Chair

e: nortonmben@gmail.com
ph: 218-310-1901

Deb Kellner

Building Design Chair

Thom Storm

Ceremonial Chair

Contact Us

For more information about the Growing Up Chester capital campaign, please complete the form.

Supporting Organizations