Al’s Musky Challenge Fund

Fund Type



July 29, 2021

Grant Categories

Community ImprovementCommunity Improvement


Health & Human ServicesHealth & Human Services

Al’s Musky Challenge is an annual fundraising event of the Rotary Club of La Crosse Downtown Club that raises money for local children’s charities. Each summer, Rotarian Al Louis spends a month fishing on Minnesota’s Lake Vermilion in search of “the big one.” Fellow Rotarians and community members make a one-time donation or pledge an amount per musky caught by Al or his fishing partner, and proceeds are divided between annually selected beneficiary organizations. This endowment fund creates a lasting legacy for the event and ensures Al’s Musky Challenge gifts will keep on giving forever.