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Honor Mitch Chepokas at the MiracleKids Triathlon

Mitch Chepokas has done more good for kids and families than he will ever know.  The generous spirit of the 9-year-old Chanhassen boy, who died in 2003 after a battle with cancer, lives on in the good works and heartfelt efforts of those who knew him and those who did not.

The Miracles of Mitch Foundation raises money for families who have a sick child and are struggling to pay bills – an idea based on a “pinky swear” that Mitch asked of his dad, Steve, before his death. Read more about Honor Mitch Chepokas at the MiracleKids Triathlon

Welcome to Pet Paradise

It’s a dog’s life (and definitely a cat’s life), but that doesn’t mean your favorite four-legged friend couldn’t use an extra dose of fun every now and then. In the June issue of Southwest Metro Magazine, we’ve dug up some great ideas for ways to treat your pet to new experiences: a new indoor dog park, some delicious dog treats made by a special group of Chaska High School students, pet portrait sessions, deluxe boarding facilities and day care (with or without swimming pools). Read more about Welcome to Pet Paradise

The Säjai Foundation Raises Wise Kids

Childhood obesity is much more than a buzz topic for The Säjai Foundation – it’s a call to action. Since 2007, the organization has been bringing its Wise Kids® curriculum to after-school programs, summer camps and other centers nationwide in order to encourage children to become “sage” and to gain wisdom about healthy food choices, active lifestyles and—in this age of sitting on the playground and texting instead of playing a game of kickball—encouraging them to engage in the outdoors and all it has to offer.  Read more about The Säjai Foundation Raises Wise Kids

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