La Crosse Boys & Girls Clubs hosts 56th annual awards ceremony

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The accomplishments of several La Crosse area boys and girls got the spotlight on Sunday. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse celebrated its Mission Awards and Celebration of Champions.

The Mission Awards honored 25 members due to their representation of the Boys & Girls Clubs’ mission to become responsible and caring young adults. The Celebration of Champions honors 35 individuals who have gone above and beyond in academics and athletics.

“We’ve been able to watch them grow and to be able to tell them that we’re proud of them and name them as a member of the year or as our team member of the year is just really special,” said Jake Erickson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse. “They’re a part of our Boys and Girls Club family.”

Sunday marked the clubs’ 56th annual awards event. The clubs also honored adults who have dedicated hours of their time to make a difference.