Match Donation Success!

April 30th was the last day of our donation matching campaign, where an anonymous donor would match all donations to Growing Up Chester up to $50,000. We are delighted to announce that we raised $67,150.50, and will be receiving the full match! All of us at Chester Bowl are inspired by your generosity and grateful […]

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Karl Harkins Memorial

Karl Harkins was a Chester Bowl kid, and he spent his childhood playing in Chester Park and in participating in Chester Bowl programming with his family. Karl passed away one year ago, on March, 22, 2023, at the age of 37. The whole Harkins family has a deep history at Chester Bowl. Karl’s father, Ken […]

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$50,000 Donation Match Opportunity!

We are so excited to announce a matching donation opportunity for the “Growing Up Chester” Capital Campaign to expand and renovate the Chalet! A donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has pledged a $50,000 donation to Chester Bowl- if it can be matched with community donations by April 30th! The donor is motivated by a […]

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Loll Designs Continues Support for Growing Up Chester

On Monday, January 22nd, Loll Designs presented Chester Bowl with a check for $20,000 to support the Growing Up Chester campaign to renovate and expand the Chalet. Set against a backdrop of kids enjoying the hill on a day off from school, the joy on the hill matched the potential for future growth at Chester […]

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Updated Chalet Renovation Plans Available!

Chester Bowl is excited to share the revised and updated draft plans of the expanded and renovated Thom Storm Chalet! We expect continued changes and revisions, but these plans provide the vision for the overall project. The Chalet maintains the traditional Swiss Chalet look and feel. The foundation of the building, including the concrete walls […]

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Essentia Continues Commitment to Chester Bowl and Growing Up Chester

Chester Bowl is excited to announce that Essentia Health has made a third contribution to Growing Up Chester, for a total donation of $50,000! Their generous support will impact local families for generations to come through a renovated and expanded Chalet. Essentia’s multi-year commitment to Growing Up Chester has enabled Chester Bowl to initially move […]

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Chester Creek Bridge Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, July 10, Chester Bowl and the City of Duluth celebrated the completion of the new Chester Creek Bridge with a ribbon cutting. Spanning the creek between the alpine hill and the Thom Storm Chalet, the bridge is an essential new access point across the creek year round. Chester Bowl summer campers- all 105 […]

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Chester Bowl Announces Public Phase of Capital Campaign Fundraising

Archectictual drawing of the proposed chalet with a third floor and a clock tower housing an elevator shaft.

Chester Bowl is excited to announce that it is transitioning from the “quiet” phase of fundraising to the “public” phase! The kickoff event is at 11am on Sunday, March 12th, on the alpine hill across Chester Creek from the Thom Storm Chalet, and everyone is invited! This media event is the start of the robust […]

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Chalet Renovation and Expansion Draft Plans

Chester Bowl is excited to share the draft plans of the expanded and renovated Thom Storm Chalet! Although there will be some changes once the project moves to the final design phase, this provides the vision for the project overall. The foundation of the building, including the concrete walls on the lower level of the […]

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Open Houses Announced

Chester Bowl chalet at night in the snow.

Chester Bowl is announcing a series of open houses as part of the Growing Up Chester Capital Campaign. At these meetings, which will last approximately one hour, participants can expect to learn more from Chester Bowl staff and volunteers about the Chalet renovation and expansion project, the need behind this work, and how the completed […]

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Minnesota Power
Bernick Family Foundation
Carlson Orthodontics
Orthopaedic Associates

Catherine & Steve Long

Wes Neustel

North Shore Bank
ShipRock Management
Swim Creative
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St. Lukes

Katie & Seth Benziger

Thom & Cindy Storm

Betsy Schwartz & Matt Schiller

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In Memory of Jim & Bev Denney

Jenny Jackson

The Smyth Family

Troy & Charleen Rowekamp

George Vacek

Marsha Callahan-Ness

Adam & Kelly Aarosvold

In Honor of the Ben Norton Family

William & Lisa Lundberg

Jenn Witt & Sam Harms

Gunnar & Jenna Wagoner

In Honor of the Regas Family

David Kirby & Anne Whitworth