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Make Your Mark: Angels for a Cause

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Make Your Mark: Angels for a Cause

The time to challenge North Dakota is here and so is your chance to help break a world record! On February 9th, nine thousand people are needed on the UMD campus to break the Guinness Book World Record for most snow angels made simultaneously. The Rotary Club 25 of Duluth, Skyline Rotary, Proctor High School DECA, the University of Minnesota Duluth, and others are working together to attempt to break the world record and raise money to help indigenous people in Africa who are being affected by climate change.

Who Can Be Involved?
Anyone and everyone! Families are welcome, and so is anybody who calls the Northland their home! A free-will offering of $5/person or $10/family is requested for participation in this event. Tickets can be purchased at the gate the day of the event, or purchased in advance online at www.makeyourmarkduluth.com. By purchasing your tickets online, you will be automatically entered into a drawing for the chance to win $1,000 cash prize. The winner will be selected at random the day of the event.

Day of the Event
After parking, volunteers will lead you to registration at Griggs field. Check in at the ticket booths to be accounted for and receive your Guinness wristband. Per Guinness regulations, you will be escorted to your designated field in groups of fifty by volunteers. Your wristband will designate which field you are to report to. For other answers to Frequently Asked Questions about this event, please visit the FAQ section at Mark Your Mark’s website!

So…What’s Going On?
Nine thousand people are needed on the UMD campus to help break the world record for more snow angels made simultaneously. That means we need you, your family, and 100 of your friends! North Dakota currently holds the record. This title should belong to Minnesota!

Why?
Every day, millions of women and children are forced to walk hours to the nearest swamp or pond to fetch water that isn’t necessarily clean. Living next to the world’s largest source of fresh water, Lake Superior, we can’t imagine the struggles these people face every day. On February 9, 2013, the Northland will come together to turn the world’s attention toward this important cause by making snow angels. Make Your Mark not only impacts the community of Duluth, but it impacts the world. One-hundred percent of the profits raised from Make Your Mark will provide clean water to the Hamar people in Ethiopia. This is set by the Global Team for Local Initiatives, a non-profit organization based in Ethiopia.

Share a photo of you, your family, your friends, even your dog, practicing their snow angels, and ‘Like’ the cause on Facebook!

UMD student Madiha Mirza makes a snow angel with Champ.

UMD student Madiha Mirza makes a snow angel with Champ.

Nolan Van Damme (left), Labovitz School of Business and Economics, and Scot Rochon (right), Pharmacy, join Champ in a snow angel practice session.

Nolan Van Damme (left), Labovitz School of Business and Economics, and Scot Rochon (right), Pharmacy, join Champ in a snow angel practice session.

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