- Created: Tuesday, 19 September 2023 09:12
- Written by Courtney Ommen
Gopher State One Call (GSOC) will be participating in the 2023 Day of the Dozers, supporting the important efforts of Children’s Minnesota. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota.
The Day of the Dozers is a family friendly event hosted by the Minnesota Utility Contractors Association (MUCA) that allows families to get up-close and personal with heavy equipment while learning about the construction industry, damage prevention, and safety. During the event, kids ages three to 10 can ride in construction vehicles and heavy equipment (alongside operators), and the entire family can play in the giant sand pit, explore various activities, and enjoy food from local food trucks.
GSOC remains an annual sponsor of the event’s 811 Kids Activity Zone. The activity zone provides a fun and engaging way to introduce underground utility safety and damage prevention to young Minnesotans. It’s also a great opportunity for adults to connect with 811 professionals and ask questions about contacting GSOC before digging, buried utility safety, or any other utility questions.
The 2023 Day of the Dozers is gearing up to be the best one yet! We invite you to join us and help surpass last year’s record-breaking $100,000 raised for Children’s Minnesota. This year’s funds will go towards the brand new Pediatric Hybrid Intraoperative MRI suite. Click here to learn more about this ground-breaking technology used to perform brain and spine scans during procedures for conditions such as brain tumors, epilepsy, and traumatic injuries at Children’s Minnesota.