Holmen’s Boys & Girls Club gets $200,000 grant

A $200,000 grant will support a community organization for kids.

The La Crosse Community Foundation gave the money to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Great La Crosse’s ‘Great Futures Campaign’.

When completed, the campaign will bring a new Boys and Girls Club location to Holmen in the old Festival Foods building.

The donation puts the campaign more than two-thirds of the way to their $3.5 million goal.

Boys and Girls Club leaders say the have achieved a lot in a short amount of time.

“The support that the Boys & Girls Club has received, and we are really just been welcomed with open arms in the Holmen community, we couldn’t ask for a better community to support kids,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse Executive Director Jake Erickson.

The ‘Building Futures’ campaign still does need to raise about $1.2 million.

Construction is scheduled to begin in February.

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