Marquette General, Kohl’s to host “Heads UP on Safety” Event

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Marquette, MI- November 12, 2011 – The Marquette General Women’s and Children’s Center, in conjunction with Kohl’s and Marquette Mountain, will host a Kohl’s Cares® “Heads UP on Safety” Event Saturday, November 12, from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Marquette Mountain Ski Lodge.

The event will feature hands-on learning and valuable information for families on ski and snowboard safety. The first 100 children, ages 13 and under, will receive a certificate for a free ski/snowboard helmet. Personnel from the National Ski Patrol will present a ski/snowboard safety program and will be available to answer questions. Participants will be given goodie bags and will also have the chance to win a family groomer ride and the opportunity to learn about the affordable Mining Journal and Wendy’s youth ski schools at Marquette Mountain this ski season.

At 10:30 a.m., Kohl’s representatives will present a grant check in the amount of $25,681 to the Marquette General Women’s and Children’s Center as part of its Kohl’s Cares program. Since 2003, when the Marquette store opened, Kohl’s has donated more than $150,000 to the Marquette General Women’s and Children’s Center.

Kohl’s commitment to Marquette General Women’s and Children’s Center is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl’s has raised more than $150 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition, Kohl’s Cares features a scholarship program, which recognizes more than 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes this year; the Associates in Action program, which encourages associate volunteerism and provided more than $10 million in grants to youth-focused nonprofit organizations last year alone; and fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, click here.

For more information, please call the Marquette General Women’s and Children’s Center at (906) 225-3081, or visit here.

Here are more details about Kohl’s:

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment.  By the end of September, Kohl’s will operate 1,089 stores in 49 states with a commitment to environmental leadership. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $150 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.

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