A new Boys and Girls Club got a significant donation from a local hospital this afternoon. Mayo Clinic Health System donated $75,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse for its new Holmen facility.

Mayo and the Club have a history of working together. The two collaborate to provide full time behavioral health specialists at two of the clubs in La Crosse.

The new club in Holmen is closer to reaching its fundraising goal with this donation.

“We’re at $2.5 million of a $3.5 million goal,” said Jake Erickson, from Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse. “With this gift from Mayo Clinic Health System it puts us at about a million dollar mark that we need to raise in about the next 30 days.”

Construction on the Holmen facility is slated to begin early February. Then the expansion will break ground, weather permitting, in April, with the goal of construction completed and doors opening September 1st.