Duluth-based Loll Designs, designers and manufacturers of outdoor furniture, today announced a $60,000 donation to be spread equally among three local outdoor nonprofits — the Duluth Climbers Coalition, Duluth XC Ski Club, and Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS). Since 2006, as part of its commitment to the community, Loll has contributed more than $362,000 for improved access to the outdoors with a focus on legacy outdoor projects.
Checks in the amount of $20,000 were presented to representatives of each organization. The Duluth XC Ski Club will use its funds to enhance snow-making capabilities to extend the ski season six to 10 weeks each winter, said Cory Salmela, Duluth XC Ski Club board member.
“It’s exciting to see how our contribution can help transform Duluth’s outdoor infrastructure,” stated Greg Benson, Loll Designs CEO. “We know our commitment inspires others to do the same. These organizations are not only great stewards of their resources, but also help improve the community where we choose to live and work.”