Pausing During Pandemic

Archectictual drawing of the proposed chalet with a third floor and a clock tower housing an elevator shaft.

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, we have paused active fundraising for the Growing Up Chester Capital Campaign. We will resume active fundraising when both the health crisis passes and the economy stablizies.

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Ben Norton Joins the Capital Campaign Committee

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club welcomes Ben Norton as the new Fundraising Co-Chair. “I think Chester Bowl is one of the biggest hidden assets in Duluth,” Norton remarked. “My family and I are among the countless families that enjoy Chester Bowl. I feel privileged to be a part of a group that wants the ensure […]

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Campaign donations in honor of Pat Taly

The Growing Up Chester capital campaign received $1,600 in donations in honor of longtime Chester Bowl supporter, Pat Taly, who passed away in November 2017 due to ALS. The following is a tribute to Pat Taly written by her daughter, Jessica Hehir. In November 2017, we lost our mom, Pat Taly, to ALS. She lived […]

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Campaign receives first major gift

Pictured above (L-R): The Ski Hut’s Scott Neustel, Wes Neustel, Capital Campaign Ceremonial Chair Thom Storm and Chester Bowl Improvement Club Executive Director Dave Schaeffer.  The Growing Up Chester capital campaign has received its first major gift — a $20,000 donation from Wes Neustel. Wes’ love of Chester Bowl goes back to the days when […]

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Schematic Design Drafts Unveiled

Architecture firm LHB has unveiled its initial drafts of the schematic design of the renovated Thom Storm Chalet. LHB facilitated a series of public meetings in fall 2015 and developed a concept drawing of the exterior and layout of the renovated chalet in January, 2016. The schematic design drafts are the product of public meetings […]

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100 percent board and capital campaign leadership pledge funds to campaign, pledges exceed $50,000

Pictured above: Chester Bowl Improvement Club Board of Directors. Back row (L-R): Jessica Hehir, Kevin Rappana, Jim Gearns. Front row (L-R): Andrea Mistelske, Todd Baumann, Jenny Jackson, Scott Mayer, Michelle Balthazor. Not pictured: Chris Hill, Amy Kranig, Rachel Loeffler-Kemp. Members of the Chester Bowl Improvement Club board of directors and the leadership team are among the first to […]

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