Great River Energy Donates to Trusted Coaches

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Contribution assists local youth organizations to train and educate coaches through Trusted Coaches

“It is great to see a reputable Minnesota company like Great River Energy recognize our commitment to youth sports and our goal of better coaches, safer kids,” said Dawson Blanck National Sales Director for Trusted Coaches.

Great River Energy, based in Maple Grove, teamed up with Trusted Coaches and made a contribution to the youth sports organization. Located in Spring Lake Park, MN, Trusted Coaches training program represents a commitment to the community by providing the most comprehensive coaching training for all levels of youth sports.

Recently, Trusted Coaches launched a campaign to raise funds to assist organizations that need to train, educate, and screen their coaches through four components that are essential to a youth coach. These components include a nationwide criminal background check, concussion instruction, first aid training and character development training. “It is great to see a reputable Minnesota company like Great River Energy recognize our commitment to youth sports and our goal of better coaches, safer kids,” said Dawson Blanck National Sales Director for Trusted Coaches.

The goal for Trusted Coaches is to educate and train all youth coaches in the key areas that are required at the high school level but often over looked at the youth level. “I found it peculiar that high school coaches got the necessary training that they need but the youth coaches who influence our children the most, besides their parents, do not have any specific training options,” Blanck said. “I am proud of Trusted Coaches and its role in youth sports.”

Contributions like the ones made by Great River Energy supports youth programs that desire the Trusted Coaches training program and makes it possible financially. “Youth athletic programs are part of vibrant community and Great River Energy is thrilled to do our part in bringing these opportunities to our membership,” said Andrea Pendergast, communications coordinator at Great River Energy.

90 different youth sports organizations have purchased 5,000 memberships in the United States that focus on soccer, football, baseball, softball, lacrosse and other sports the first year 12 months of operation forTrusted Coaches. The program offers essential training, education, and screening necessary for a youth coach.

About Trusted Coaches
Trusted Coaches is a non-profit educational division of the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services that is designed to provide a solution for youth athletic organization’s and coaches to provide the best possible experience and environment for kids to participate in sports. Delivered 100% online, the Trusted Coaches program allows for tracking and delivers 100% compliance for each league and team. The carefully designed program allows each coach to complete league required national background checks, connection, and first aide training at each individuals pace. Learn more at trustedcoaches.org.

About Great River Energy
Great River Energy is a not-for-profit cooperative that provides wholesale electric service to 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. Those member cooperatives distribute electricity to approximately 665,000 member consumers. Great River Energy generates electricity from a variety of resources, including coal, natural gas and renewables. With $4 billion in assets, Great River Energy is the second largest electric power supplier in Minnesota and one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the United States. Learn more at greatriverenergy.com.

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