3M Open Fund Names Science Museum of Minnesota and National Park Foundation Two of Its Three Primary Beneficiaries
3M Open officials announced today that the Science Museum of Minnesota and National Park Foundation will receive donations from the 3M Open Fund. The support will help the Science Museum of Minnesota fulfill its mission of science, education, and equity. The grant to the National Park Foundation will support a variety of national park programs for kids across the state of Minnesota, inspiring the next generation of outdoor stewards. Earlier, it was announced that the tournament will assist the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. These gifts and support are made possible through the newly established 3M Open Fund that seeks to celebrate Minnesota community charities, who improve the lives of children and young adults through science-based education and youth development programs.
The 3M Open, a premier stop on the PGA TOUR, will take place the first week of July at the TPC Twin Cities. One of its primary goals is to enhance the quality of life in the community.
The Science Museum’s main goal is to share the power and potential of science.
“The Science Museum is thrilled to be a part of the inaugural 3M Open,” said Alison Rempel Brown, president and CEO of the Science Museum of Minnesota. “Science is everywhere, and the golf course is no exception. From the biomechanics of the players’ swings to the engineering of their equipment, science is at the heart of the game. We’re grateful to 3M for their longstanding support of our mission to share the power and potential of science, and we’re looking forward to bringing our signature brand of science education and engagement to the tournament.”
National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, raises private funds to help protect more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts and to connect all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.
“The 3M Open’s support bolsters the National Park Foundation’s critical work to expand the community of national park champions,” said Stefanie Mathew, vice president of corporate partnerships at the National Park Foundation. “Connecting kids and young adults to parks opens up a whole new world of opportunities for them and helps to inspire the next generation to care for these treasured places.”