The Moraine Park Foundation will be able to award 20 students with $500 scholarships thanks to the success of The Ledge Games in 2022, which raised $10,000.
This family-friendly competition is held in Eden each fall and challenges participants in a series of lumberjack activities such as caber toss, hammer toss, archery, keg toss, speed chop, and axe throw.
The event proceeds support The Ledge Games scholarship, established through the Moraine Park Foundation, which focuses on culinary, engineering, manufacturing, and technology programs at Moraine Park. The event is co-founded by Josh Michels, of Fond du Lac and Tyler Oestreich, of Taycheedah.
“We are thrilled that The Ledge Games supports Moraine Park students through scholarship support,” Kathy Rechner, annual giving manager at Moraine Park, said. “These scholarships play a major factor in student success. The majority of Moraine Park students stay in-state to work once they complete their programs and that gives our local employers a boost when they need workers. Everybody wins with The Ledge Games.”
The Ledge Games 2023 is scheduled for September 30.
“Since the beginning, The Ledge Games has been committed to supporting students interested in manufacturing, engineering, IT, and related fields,” Oestreich said. “These industries are the backbone of our local economy, and we’re proud to play a role in helping our community thrive through our partnership with MPTC.”
Students enrolling in culinary, engineering, manufacturing, or technology for the 2023-24 school year will be eligible to apply for this scholarship through April 8. To be considered for a Foundation scholarship, students must have a Moraine Park Technical College cumulative or high school GPA of 2.75 or higher and enroll in a minimum of six credits per semester.
For more information, visit morainepark.edu/scholarships.