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Holmen BGC picks up $75,000 from Mayo

Brad Williams

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HOLMEN, Wis. — The Boys and Girls Club project in Holmen is another $75,000 closer to reaching its fund-raising goal.

Mayo Clinic Health System presented a check on Tuesday to the BGC, preparing to build a club in the old Festival Foods at Holmen Square. 

Last month, the La Crosse Community Foundation gave $200,000 to the club, which will double as a new Holmen community center. 

The fundraising drive is now within $1 million of its goal. 

A groundbreaking will be held in April for the two new gymnasiums to be built onto the old supermarket.

   

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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