Community Giving

Courage Kenny of the Northland Shoot for Fun

The 20th annual Shoot for Fun was on target this year. UPI, Jamar, APi Group, and Northland Constructors were the event’s presenting sponsors, and were proud to help hold such a great cause for our community. The event raises money for local adaptive sports and recreation programs serving youth and adults with disabilities. This wouldn’t be possible without the generous in-kind contributions from community partners. UPI would like to thank its sister companies and partners who also donated to make this year’s event a huge hit. Congratulations to all the shooters, and many thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who make this event possible.

2018 Alzheimer’s Walk

On Saturday, September 8 there was a record crowd walking in the Twin Ports area Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year there were 127 teams registered, and together they have raised 76% of their goal to date. More than 5 million Americans are living with this debilitating disease, and Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. For the 3rd year in a row, UPI has been a sponsor of the area walk. Thank you, again, UPI for your continuing support of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and the mission to find a cure for this disease.

Steer Donation

For the 5th year, Superintendent Rich Oswskey has coordinated the purchase of a steer from the Douglas County Beef Association Livestock Auction at the Douglas County (WI) fair. UPI had the steer processed, and the meat was again donated to the Faith United Methodist Church’s Food Pantry in Superior, WI which provides food for up to 65 households a week. Thanks for supporting our communities, Rich!

Other Recent Support

Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival – Supporting Twin Ports Rotary Clubs
Duluth Superior Pride – 2018 Pride Festival
LiUNA MN Laborers – Annual Family Fun-Raiser benefitting the Ronald McDonald House
Essentia Duluth Heritage Center
Friends of the Boundary Waters
API Distribution- Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors
Valley Youth Centers of Duluth
Alberta Cancer Foundation
Bemidji State University – BSU Athletics – Bemidji, MN
Cornucopia, WI Retaining Wall Rebuild
Duluth Area YMCA
Douglas County 4-H Horse Association
Claysville Volunteer Fire Department – Pennsylvania
Houghton, MI Flood Relief Fund
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Hawks Robotics – Northern STEM Robotics (Hermantown, MN)
Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota – Day of the Dozers
Heat For Heroes
Duluth Chamber of Commerce
Imogene Library Night Out for Literacy
United Way
ALS Association MN/ND/SD
Tails-a-Waggin’ Acres Hunting Preserve & Veterans Serving Veterans – TAWAVETS HUNT
IUOE Local 49 Annual Picnic
2018 Enbridge Safety Fair
Superior Rotary Club 40
Friends of the NRA