Little Bay Boards donation supports Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan

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Little Bay Boards creates timeless, handcrafted paddle boards using the finest, hand-picked materials. Owner, Jason Thelen’s artistry has gained notoriety and customers worldwide, yet his heart belongs to the Little Traverse Bay area.

That is one reason Thelen decided to develop a program to give back to the community called Boards for Reasons.  He teams up with patrons who provide financial support, while Thelen provides his time and craftsmanship to create paddle boards for local nonprofits to use as a fundraiser.

Wolverine Cabinet Company in Petoskey is the patron sponsor of a custom, hollow-core, eco-friendly paddle board that Little Bay Boards created for Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM).  The paddle board raffle will raise crucial dollars to help support WRCNM specialized services provided to adult and child survivors of abuse and assault.

“We are so grateful to work with Little Bay Boards and Wolverine Cabinet Company on this exciting raffle,” Gail Kloss, WRCNM Executive Director said.  “During the pandemic, we made the difficult decision to cancel our traditional in-person fundraisers, so this raffle will help enormously to recover some of that lost funding.”

WRCNM will offer 100 raffle tickets at $100 per ticket up until the raffle drawing which will be held at Wolverine Cabinet Company in downtown Petoskey, at 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 4, 2021.  This custom paddle board is valued at $4,000.

Beginning on April 19, raffle tickets will be available at the WRCNM main office at 423 Porter Street, Petoskey; Gold Mine Resale Shop at 1002 Emmet Street; and Gold Mine Resale Shop at 1878 US-31 North, Petoskey. Due to raffle license rules, tickets are not available online.  If 50 tickets are not sold, the drawing reverts to a 50/50 raffle with the minimum prize of $1,000 awarded.

For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call the WRCNM’s main office at (231) 347-0067.

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