ISIS Gives Back 2014 made waves February 8th at WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort featuring Fairfield Inn & Suites, La Quinta Inn & Suites, and Sliders Bar & Grill. ISIS Gives Back raised over $40,000 with the support of the Black Hills community which will be donated to 12 local charities and organizations in the Black Hills.
One day of the year, ISIS Gives Back selects numerous ISIS properties to allocate 100% of all gross sales to that year’s beneficiaries. In the last five years, ISIS has contributed more than $200,000 to worthy causes in the area.
This year over $40,000 was raised by the community to go to beneficiaries which included Soccer Rapid City, Rapid City BMX Fund, Box Elder BMX Raceway, Front Porch Coalition, Arete Foundation in memory of Kevin Morsching, St. Thomas More’s Scott Grimsrud Scholarship, Northern Hills Alliance for Children, Destination Rapid City, Ranchers Relief Fund, Corner Stone Rescue Mission, Rapid City Club for Boys, and Storybook Island.
The Arete Foundation in memory of Kevin Morsching has participated in ISIS Gives Back since 2009, when the first ISIS Gives Back event helped to establish the Arete Morsching Scholarship. According to Kim Morsching, founder of the Arete Foundation, the proceeds contribute to four scholarships given annually in memory of her son, Kevin Morsching.
In addition to participating as a beneficiary, Morsching and her family attend ISIS Gives Back every year.
“I think it’s an amazing event that allows families to spend a lot of time together AND the proceeds go to local organizations,” said Morsching.
Caleb Arceneaux, ISIS Hospitality CEO, commented, “We feel that it is very important that all of us embrace the idea of giving back and contributing to the community in which we live.”
ISIS Hospitality thanks the community’s support for raising over $40,000 for local charities. Without your support, ISIS Hospitality could not have made such an amazing difference.