Copper Kings Official Sponsor

Girls Varsity Softball · Shopko Foundation Donates to Calumet Softball

Calumet, MI (May 18, 2017) – Calumet High School is pleased to announce it has received a $250.00 grant from the Shopko Foundation for their Varsity Softball program.  These funds will support the purchase of a new equipment for the team.

Calumet Varsity Softball, now in its 4th season, is a self-funded program that is supported solely by player dues, fundraising and donations.

“We always have a need to replace worn out equipment, uniforms and supplies each year.” says Head Coach Joel Rastello.  “Without the support of community stewards like Shopko, it would be more difficult to supply our team with the proper equipment to compete at a high level.”

The Shopko Foundation supports accredited schools and 501(c)3 organizations.  Grants are awarded throughout the year to support programs which further the Foundation’s purpose of promoting the health and education of Shopko teammates and customers.

# # #

About the Shopko Foundation

Founded in 2004 the Shopko Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation operated exclusively for charitable purposes.  To maximize its impact, the Foundation has a narrow focus on areas of giving that support the health of Shopko customers, teammates and communities. The Foundation also recognizes that education is fundamental to an individual’s health and functionality in society. Funds support established non-profit organizations with a proven record of success in maintaining solid, critical programs or innovative new organizations and programs supported by established non-profits or successful leadership.  The Foundation issues grants to support organizations or programs that help citizens of all ages maintain or improve their physical health and help students succeed in school and become self-sufficient adults. For more information, visit