YMCA receives check to help fund scholarship program

By Amber Schumacher

Staff Reporter

EDGEMONT - Several key employees from Black Hills Energy Corporation gathered at Edgemont City Park last week alongside YMCA staff to present a check for $1,000. 

Edgemont YMCA Board President Linda Tidball and new YMCA Director Kelsey Babb were present to receive the check from Black Hills Energy Corporation. Among the representatives from BH Energy were Mutch Usera, Sr. Program Manager for External Affairs;, Brad Krush, the Southern Hills Operation Supervisor based in Hot Springs; and Operations Manager Ken Meirose. 

According to Usera, this was the second check presented this week, following a check presentation to the YMCA in Custer. The $1,000 checks are the result of each YMCA organization applying for the assistance to help fund their individual youth scholarship programs. The check received by Babb and Tidball will go directly to the Edgemont YMCA Scholarship Program. 

Usera elaborated on what the program means to Black Hills Energy Corp. and stated that this was a way for Black Hills Energy Corp. to support the YMCA throughout the community by encouraging activity, positivity and youth development. According to Usera, Black Hills Energy Corp. is the number one business contributor to the United Way of the Black Hills. United Way serves the community by supporting the YMCA and several other local programs. 

“This check presentation is an extension of us giving back to the YMCA and other community agencies,” Usera concluded.


Amber Schumacher/Fall River County Herald

Black Hills Energy Corporation employees present $1000 check to the Edgemont YMCA to help fund their youth scholarship program. From left to right: Sr. Program Manager for External Affairs Mutch Usera, Operations Manager Ken Meirose, YMCA Director Kelsey Babb, YMCA Board President Linda Tidball and Southern Hills Operations Supervisor Brad Krush.


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