The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Breaking Down the Color and Gender Barriers of Outdoor Sports

George Family Foundation’s grantee, The Loppet Foundation, is at the center of a movement in Minneapolis, MN to spur women, as well as people of color or those of modest means, to get outdoors. The Loppet Foundation is using Minneapolis’ natural playground, as well as one of its largest parks, Theodore Wirth Park, as a catapult for its youth programs.  Loppet’s youth programs introduce neighborhood kids to nontraditional sports like mountain biking, orienteering, and cross-country skiing.

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