Digi is committed to our Cultural Imperative of Embracing Inclusion & Diversity and our emphasis on supporting communities and continually fostering our unique and special Digi culture. Each year, Digi puts on a long-standing golf event fundraiser, giving our team, partners and vendors the opportunity to get out and have some fun while doing great things for great causes. We believe that it is up to every individual and to us as an organization to create positive change, and it all starts with awareness, openness and action.
The annual Digi Wormburner day of golfing and fundraising takes place at the Crystal Lake Golf Course in Lakeville, Minnesota. The event is organized by a fantastic group of Digi team members who dedicate themselves to putting on an entertaining and enjoyable day. Every aspect of the event encourages participation and giving — from team registration to prize drawings to purchased mulligans.
These combined efforts helped to secure a total dollar amount for the fundraiser at a record breaking $55,500 to be distributed between our three selected local organizations.
This final fundraising tally, which includes the pre-event fundraising and all of the activities across the course on the day of the event, dramatically increased the total donation for the three recipient organizations beyond the amount on the symbolic checks they were presented at the event.
Meet the 2022 Wormburner Fundraiser Recipients
Each year the Digi Wormburner and Inclusion & Diversity Committees select extraordinary organizations focused on driving equity and opportunity for youth and families nationally. We look forward to expanding our fundraising efforts even more to reach internationally in the future. Here are our three recipients for 2022.
Northside Achievement Zone
Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is a long-standing community organization in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Based in the economically challenged North Minneapolis area, NAZ has a mission to "permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis."
The organization's commitment to improving outcomes for kids and families involves complete "wrap around services" to ensure families have the support needed to create an environment for learning and achievement. To accomplish this goal, NAZ partners with many different organizations, and provides supporting services starting in childhood.
You can learn more about NAZ at their Who We Are, What We Do, and Donate pages, as well as other informational pages on their site.
Cookie Cart is a long-standing organization with a rich history in the Minneapolis area spanning over 30 years. The organization is devoted to providing a safe and nurturing environment for kids aged 15 to 18 to gain job skills, earn income and prepare for the working world.
Originally launched by Sister Jean Thuerauf in 1988, Cookie Cart has worked tirelessly to train young people in the soft skills and hard skills of business and leadership needed to succeed. Hundreds of local teens are employed annually, logging an inspiring 45,000 hours of work in a given year, where they obtain job experience and job readiness training in customer service, financial literacy, leadership and more.
You can read more about Cookie Cart on the About Cookie Cart page, as well as their Get Involved and Donate pages.
INROADS is a non-profit organization devoted to supporting the path to a career for ethnically diverse high school and college students across the U.S. The organization "envisions a world where leaders enrich the composition and culture of business and social communities through diversity and inclusion."
From career and readiness programs for high school students to internships and job placement support, INROADS provides coaching, mentoring, career workshops and community service, and supports college graduates in advancing their careers. Additionally, the organization helps employers to foster diverse and inclusive workplaces.
You can learn more about INROADS on their website, including their college links, internships and donate pages.
A Huge Thank-You to Our Volunteers
Behind the scenes of every major successful event is a dedicated team, giving their passion, time and effort to deliver a successful and one-of-a-kind event, and this year was no exception. Digi's volunteer team did an amazing job — thank you for all that you’ve done!
Every fundraiser requires the help and support of many. The annual Digi Wormburner golf fundraiser is no exception.
We extend our heartfelt thank you to our extended Digi team, as well as our external sales and distribution partners and suppliers, who sponsor the event at various levels, and can even sponsor a specific hole on the green with some special visibility and recognition.
These organizations help to make the annual Digi Wormburner event a huge success.
Additional sponsors, in alphabetical order:
Thank you, sponsors! We truly appreciate your amazing support! Together we made a difference.
Golf Team Gallery
At the annual Digi Wormburner fundraiser, team members across our #onedigi team came together to form golf teams and have fun.
The 31st annual Wormburner was extra special in this regard, as we embrace our hybrid workplace model, we enjoy the opportunity to come together and celebrate.
Here is a sampling of some of our golf team photos, from teams spanning our Digi employee’s, partners and vendors.
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