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Lakewood Foundation announces grant awards for local programs

The Lakewood Health System Foundation Board of Directors recently awarded $6,000 in grants in support of local programs and initiatives.

Among the programs receiving awards were the Verndale Summer Recreation program, the Pillager Summer School Youth Golf program and the Staples Elementary School, which will use the grant award to fund playground equipment purchases.

The Lakewood Health System Foundation was established in 1994. Its mission is to preserve and provide health and wellness opportunities for the communities served by Lakewood Health System through its charitable gifts and donations.

Grant requests are reviewed by the Foundation Endowment Board, the District Board and the Lakewood Health System Governing Board.

To make a tax deductible donation or to learn more, contact Heidi Chapman, foundation director, at (218) 894-8503 or Donations can also be made online at