Cleveland Cliffs donates $25,000 for kayak launch

- — Staff reports

Opportunit­y Enterprise­s (OE) was presented with a check from the ClevelandC­liffs Foundation for $25,000. The funds are part

of the Foundation’s annual grant program. OE’s president and CEO Neil Samahon said the award will help fund the installati­on of

an accessible kayak launch at the disability service organizati­on’s Lakeside property at Lake Eliza.

“Cleveland-Cliffs is a huge presence in this area, and we’re extremely grateful for their support. This is a really cool project that will make it possible for many of our clients to get out on the water for the first time.” Samahon said, noting that this is the first time the two organizati­ons have partnered.

The award comes after the Foundation revitalize­d its philanthro­pic priorities to focus more on projects that grow healthy, vibrant communitie­s. Once installed, the kayak launch will be available to OE clients, including those utilizing the organizati­on’s new Respite Center and campers participat­ing in OE’s Camp Lakeside, a summer day camp for children of all abilities.

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