Rocky Mountain Power and Local 127 Donate to Local Students Through Kari’s Access Awards

Rocky Mountain Power and Local 127 Donate to Local Students Through Kari’s Access Awards

Ron Wild, Rocky Mountain Power, presents a generous donation to Stacee Hanson and Larry Fusselman, Kari’s Access Awards | KAA Courtesy photo

ROCK SPRINGS — The Kari’s Access Awards committee recently received a generous donation from Rocky Mountain Power and Local 127 Utility Workers Union of America to support local students.

This donation of $1750 comes right after KAA had to make the difficult decision to cancel their annual fundraiser due to COVID uncertainty.

“We would like to thank them for their generous gift  during these uncertain times and their continued support to our cause,” said Larry Fusselman, founder and father of Kari.

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The Kari’s Access Award fund gives School District #1 students access to non-traditional scholarships. These scholarships allow students to participate in outside programs, enhancing learning and personal growth beyond their daily school activities. To date, over 415 non-traditional scholarships have been awarded to local students of all ages.

Students can apply directly or are recommended through friends, teachers and family. The scholarships are then awarded based on a set criteria composed of need, attendance, and academics.

Kari’s Access Awards receives 100% of their funding from private donations and their annual fundraiser. If you can consider making an end of year donation, please call Larry Fusselman at 307-350-5267.

The committee is all-volunteer and includes community members passionate about the future of our local youth. They include: Kayci Arnoldi, Art Castillo, Gary Collins, Stacee Hanson, Weston Lamb-Costantino, Kori Rossetti-Slaugh,  Andrea Tate, and Melissa Wray Marchetti.

Kari’s Access Awards opens new opportunities to students; bringing out the best in each student one child at a time.

If you would like more information on Kari’s Access Awards, or to ask about how to recommend a student for application, please call Larry Fusselman at 307-350-5267.