Ice Draggers making a difference on and off the ice
Starting a scholarship in perpetuity for a Northcentral Technical College program is not unusual. When it’s created by a not-for-profit organization of racers that continue to astonish the world by racing on the ice – that is unusual.
After a successful 2018 season, the Merrill Ice Draggers, Inc. a 501(c)4 not-for-profit, chose to make a difference. After meeting all the previous bills of plowing, fuel, insurance and equipment repairs, the club’s volunteers/members chose to create a Northcentral Technical College scholarship and recently presented a check to the NTC Foundation in the amount of $5,250 to establish a new endowed scholarship.
The scholarship will be awarded each fall to a new or continuing full- or part-time NTC student who is enrolled in the Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Mechanical Design or Welding program.
Other groups that have benefited from Merrill Ice Drags generosity and hard-working volunteers are: Town of Corning First Responders; HAVEN, Inc.; Weston Youth Trap Club; Special Olympics; Pine Crest Nursing Home; Merrill City Band; Member of the Merrill Chamber of Commerce; Wausau 525; food pantries; North Central Health Care; and Lincoln County Humane Society.