The Champlin Dayton Athletic Association (CDAA) is donating $6,000 to the Champlin Police Crime Prevention Fund at the Jan. 28 Champlin Council meeting. In making this donation, the Association cited programs such as Kids Safety Camp, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), and Shop-with-a-Cop as programs they would like to see funded with their donation, which are all programs that the Crime Prevention Fund has pledged to finance with donations they receive. The Champlin Police Crime Prevention Fund is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and have been received from residents, churches, and local businesses.
Pictured here from left to right: Jody Wagner, CDAA treasurer;Mason Wagner, CDAA athlete; John Whalen, CDAA executive director; George Hutson, Crime Prevention Fund leader; and Champlin Police Chief Dave Kolb. (Sun staff Photo by Mindy Mateuszczyk)
CDAA Executive Director John Whalen (right) presented a second donation at the Jan. 28 council meeting to Champlin Mayor ArMand Nelson (left). The check, made out in the amount of $23,000, is a donation for renovation on the baseball field project at Reynolds Park. Whalen said he wanted to be sure to show the organization’s support of the project for which the city may seek a Twins Community Fund grant next spring. The donations came from the charitable gambling the CDAA runs in partnership with Broadway Pizza in Champlin. Whalen also mentioned his gratefulness for the hard work of the rest of the board members, hundreds of coaches and countless CDAA participants. (Sun staff photo by Mindy Mateuszczyk)