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Tourism grants for local events to help bring more people to the area Submitted: 06/13/2013
Rhinelander - The Rhinelander Tourism Marketing Committee wants to keep visitors coming to the area. Each year they give out grants to help promote local events. This year there's an exciting new one coming to the area. The Spine and Sport Centre will host a mini-triathlon to benefit W.I.L.D. W.I.L.D. is a Rhinelander youth ministry group promoting leadership skills. Tim Thorsen from Spine and Sport says this will be an exciting new event for the community. "We're just really excited to be able to offer this event to the community, to have it powered by Spine and Sport in the background, but to create some public relations for W.I.L.D., what their mission is, what they do," says Thorsen. The Tourism Marketing Committee has given out nearly $100,000 in grants. It helps local organizations market events that bring people to the Northwoods. "Tourism is a big part of our economy and it can't all be done by one organization. And this is hopefully one way we can help to supplement we're able to do with the manpower we have, and to support the other community organizations and events that are happening in our area," says Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lara Reed. Anyone who wants to apply for a grant can do so in November. The mini-triathlon is August 24th at Holiday Acres. We've put a link to the sign-up below.

W.I.L.D. Hodag Mini-Triathlon
Written By: Lyndsey Stemm

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