Aspirus Copperman: UPHP signs on as Official Volunteer Sponsor

The Aspirus Copperman Triathlon and Duathlon proudly announces this year’s official volunteer sponsor. Marquette, Mich.-based Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) has signed on as the lead volunteer sponsor of Copperman’s 26th annual event taking place in Copper Harbor Aug. 5.

“Expanding our community giving outside of Marquette County is a goal of ours and this race is a natural fit,” said Brigitte LaPointe-Dunham, Corporate Marketing Manager with UPHP. “By sponsoring an event like the
Copperman, we’re shedding light on the
importance of an active lifestyle in one’s overall health.”

The Aspirus Copperman Triathlon and Duathlon lends itself to many unique and exciting volunteer experiences for all ages. Opportunities range from registering participants and body marking to volunteering at aid stations and kayaking during the swim portion of the race. All volunteers receive a free Copperman t-shirt and complimentary lunch served by the Harbor Haus Restaurant. More details and volunteer opportunities are available at

Race Director Stacy Bussiere said volunteers are the key ingredient to Copperman’s success year after year.

“We always appreciate the many dedicated volunteers who donate their time to help make our event as fun and safe as possible,” she said. “It’s a tremendous community effort – one we look forward to every year. “

For their sponsorship, UPHP will have logo placement on the competitors’ and volunteers’ shirts, and banner placement at the event. UPHP is encouraging their employees to participate either as a competitor or a volunteer.

“At UPHP, we are committed to a healthier U.P.,” LaPointe-Dunham said. “We support the dedication of the athletes in training for this event and the event staff who make it all possible.”

The Aspirus Copperman Triathlon and Duathlon takes place Saturday, Aug. 5, in Copper Harbor. For more information, visit

Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. With more than 7,000 employees, Aspirus serves communities throughout the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern and central Wisconsin. The integrated system includes four hospitals in Michigan and four hospitals in Wisconsin, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and helicopter transport, medical goods, nursing homes and high-quality affiliated physicians. For more information, visit 

Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP)
currently serves over 47,000 members across five product lines (Michigan Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, Children with Special Health Care Services, MI Health Link, and Medicare Advantage) and its network exceeds 900 providers.