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Mitten toss still warms Kassner's heart

Paige Kassner is thankful for your support for keeping the Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Mitten Toss a Kewaunee High School tradition. The Kewaunee native started the event as an eighth grader in 2012, approaching the school with an idea to help the less fortunate residents in northeast Wisconsin by collecting mittens, gloves, and other warm weather gear. She remembers being nervous about the first mitten toss, thinking about the possibility that one handful of mittens would be tossed out onto the court during halftime of the Kewaunee/Algoma basketball game. Over ten years and 65,000 mittens later, she is happy the event and her non-profit, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts, continue long after she graduated from Kewaunee High School.

Kassner currently offers choreography, mentoring, and inspiration to young dancers through her platform, Ultimate Expressions in Milwaukee. This year's mitten toss will occur between the boys' and girls' basketball games on January 31st. The girls play at 6 p.m., and the boys play at 7:30 p.m. 



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