Michigan Legacy Art Park Receives Donation from Scott Sports

THOMPSONVILLE, MI - Thanks to a partnership with Crystal Mountain on a special winter sports apparel promotion, Scott Sports (Sun Valley, Idaho) has donated $1,000 to Michigan Legacy Art Park’s, Arts Access for All campaign.

Between mid-March and mid-April, Crystal Mountain guests and Four Seasons Club Members had the opportunity to purchase sample winter sports apparel from Scott that will not be available to the public until next fall. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of this exclusive gear and clothing was then donated to Michigan Legacy Art Park, a non-profit sculpture park located within a 30-acre wooded preserve at Crystal Mountain.

“This promotion is a prime example of why Scott Sports has been a long-valued partner of Crystal Mountain,” said Steve Kermode, Crystal Mountain Vice President of Retail and Recreation. “Not only do our guests and members get the unique opportunity of purchasing next winter’s fashions in advance, but Art Park receives funds to continue the positive momentum of its fundraising campaign.”

The donation provided by this retail promotion at the resort’s Kinlochen Pro Shop moves Legacy Art Park ever-closer to the $500,000 needed to complete this important campaign that will provide everyone access to more than 40 sculptures, regardless of their mobility. Donations from Scott Sports and Maurice and Linda White as well as grants from Rotary Charities and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, will see $177,000 of these changes begin to materialize this summer. Visitors will soon find a new accessible trail with a crushed limestone surface, maintaining the integrity of the park’s natural look while creating a barrier-free passage to the amphitheater and many sculptures deep within the woods. These funds have also allowed the purchase of a six-passenger golf cart with the appropriate tires and clearance to provide safe, weekly tours through the park beginning in June.

"Thoughtful and creative promotions like this one from Scott and Crystal Mountain have a profound impact on the experience we can provide at Legacy Art Park,” said Renee Hintz, Michigan Legacy Art Park Executive Director. “Because of this generosity people will be able to push a wheelchair or a stroller from their car to the heart of the park for a concert, program or to simply contemplate art and nature."

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort with one of Golf Magazine's Top 25 Golf Schools in America, Spa Magazine's Best Midwest Spas three years running, named among the inaugural Detroit Free Press 16 Green Leaders in Michigan and recognized as one of Conde Nast Travelers 50 Best Places to Ski and Stay in North America (2011) . Located in northwest lower-Michigan, a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes, the resort features downhill and cross-country skiing, Michigan Legacy Art Park, golf, alpine slide, water park, lodging, dining, countless year-round outdoor activities and kids programs, an IACC-approved conference center, weddings, real estate and Crystal Spa.

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