• Viroqua School & Community Sports Facility Project

Needed:

Our Viroqua area schools and community all utilize the central sports facility, which needed major renovation. At one point the sole central field was completely flooded, bleachers needed upgrading and the track field needed a new surface.

PHOTOS: BEFORE

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What Our Funding Provided:

Our funding completely renovated the field, track, bleachers and stadium area.

PHOTOS: DURING CONSTRUCTION:

The completed project, August 2009:SportsFacility2009

The completed project, April 2010:

athletic field - April 2010

During construction, May 2007:

athletic field - May 2007

Before construction, March 2006:

athletic field - March 2006

Results/Benefits:

The Viroqua Area Foundation has raised $1.8 million dollars to update the outdoor athletic facilities in Viroqua. This community project was supported by alumni, community members, Viroqua school district staff and students. It couldn’t have been completed without the generosity of each and every donor. We would like to thank everyone that participated in this wonderful community project.

Our community has benefited by the use of a 6-lane track, tennis courts and football field that are heavily used for physical fitness, recreation and entertainment by the residents of Viroqua and Vernon County.  It was  a sad reality that the outdoor facilities in our community fell into a state of serious disrepair.  The football field floods whenever there was a heavy rain, the cracked track of six lanes was unsafe for competition and the tennis courts were filled with so many divots that special rules are necessary for matches held there.  The complete lack of plumbing and bathroom facilities was another serious shortcoming.

Since both the adults and the youth of our area extensively use these facilities, this project benefited the entire area.  The goal of this project was to improve the football field, track, tennis courts, concessions, bleachers, scoreboard and parking facility that the Viroqua community has used for nearly forty years.  The Viroqua Area Foundation also wanted to upgrade the facility with a walking path, restrooms, athletic shelter, handicap accessibility and an equipment storage area.  The goal for the entire project was $1.9 million dollars that was raised in six years.  The project was separated into three phases.  Phase one which consisted of the tennis courts and part of the walking path and this was completed in 2006.  Phase II began in August of 2007 and this phase consisted of the track, football field, scoreboard & bleachers.  The  completion date of phase II was July of 2008.  The final phase of the project was the pavilion, restrooms, fencing, seeding, tree planting & parking lot.  The completion date of phase III was September of 2009.  This project has brought events and recreational opportunities into our community to promote local businesses and healthy living.

Donate:

The Viroqua Area Foundation is still accepting donations for the athletic facility in order to maintain the facilities. With declining school budgets we believe that continuing to raise funds for maintenance will assist in repairing the facilities for the future.


A letter will be mailed to you stating the donation amount for IRS tax reporting purposes if your donation is over $250.
Thank you for supporting the Viroqua Athletic Facility Project.

Type of Fund Utilized:

  • Designated/Restricted Fund

Sports Facility Contributors:

  • The James P. Bigley Foundation
  • Vernon Memorial Healthcare Inc.
  • Dr. Jeffrey & Angie Lawrence
  • Viroqua School District 2007
  • Dr. Robert & Janet Starr
  • Bill & Carol Ilstrup
  • Viroqua Athletic Booster Club
  • Brett Stair
  • Bud Sportsmen Club-Richard Hansen
  • In Memory Of Gordon Schoonover
  • Sleepy Hollow Chevrolet
  • Ole & Judy Gulbrandsen
  • Duaine and Susan Dregne
  • Kwik Trip
  • Nelson Agri-Center True Value
  • Culvers, Village Market & Vernon Cinema
  • State Bank of Viroqua
  • Citizens First Bank of Viroqua
  • Fred & Liz Nelson
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • Mons & Judy Langhus
  • Kickapoo Homes of Viroqua
  • Thor J. & Joan F. Thorson
  • Cummins Filtration
  • Wal-Mart Corporation
  • Vig and Associates
  • Daniel & Karen Diehl
  • Roland & Louise Hill
  • Viroqua Area Foundation
  • Ken & Donna Arnetveit
  • Dr. Duane Koons & Maureen O’Connor
  • Peter & Sue Walby
  • Rick & Kathi Raatz
  • Dr. Richard & Barb Long
  • David McIntosh
  • XCEL Energy
  • Dick & Jan Endicott
  • Viroqua Education Association 2007
  • CROPP-Organic Valley
  • Jack and Pam Vig
  • Richard and Vicki Anderson
  • Phil & Tammy Dearborn
  • Richard Volden Construction, Inc.
  • Y-Tri Plumbing
  • K & K Concrete Construction
  • Dairy Queen
  • Elegant Stone Products
  • Don Arnetveit
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Trygve & Erma Overbo
  • McDonalds Corporation
  • Dr. David & Sandra Johnston
  • Janet Roou
  • Clark & Chris Nordberg
  • In Honor of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Starr
  • Roger & Miriam Hatlem
  • Rondi Solverson
  • Thomas & Shelley Dobbe
  • Bill Putze
  • Helen Trane Hood Charitable Trust
  • Vig-Greenway Charitable Trust
  • Kevin & Julie Larson
  • La Crosse Community Foundation
  • Larry Lindmark & Kristen Schlauderaff
  • Tom & Leslie Maheras
  • Randall & Murray Yanker
  • In memory of Helen Hornby
  • Grant & Cindy Langaard
  • Craig & Julie Ostrem
  • Viroqua Area Men’s Chorus
  • Sigrid Lind
  • Ron & Patty Moilien
  • Dr. Kenneth & Jane Purdue
  • Karen & Wes Mack
  • Tim & Erma Erickson
  • John & Cheryl Mickelsen
  • Steve, Deb & Jakob Clark
  • Douglas & Denise Bolstad
  • Cade and Dionne Cary
  • IAC Interactive Active Corp
  • Sarah Mayer & Scott Champion
  • The Jeffrey L. Doan Foundation
  • Chet & Bea Lee
  • AnchorBank
  • George, Jim & Scott Nettum
  • 2007 Board of Education
  • Eleanor & Howie Olson
  • Karen Allness
  • Viroqua Eagles #2707
  • Paul and Darlene Buhr
  • Geoff & Vicki Banta
  • Henry & Katherine Klos
  • DMD Construction
  • The Mulvaney-Kemp Family
  • Don, Mary, Taylor & Elizabeth Henry
  • Melissa & Matt Long
  • Dorothy Werth
  • John & Melanie Lendosky
  • Tim & Beth Lee, Brandon & Jeremy
  • Jim & Darleen Mason
  • Barbara Nordberg
  • Jenny & John Schneider
  • Sheldon’s Asphalt Paving
  • In Memory of Ron “Bear” Dach
  • C & C Landscaping
  • In Memory of Bertis W. Gebert
  • Fortress Bank of Westby
  • Rockweiler Appliance & TV
  • Seidel Excavating
  • Monsanto
  • Swenson Crane
  • Michael’s Truck Equipment
  • Bob & Barb Solverson
  • Arnold & Coralie Nomann
  • Biederman Jewelers
  • Martin B. McEvoy, CPA, CFP
  • Bethel Home & Services
  • Shear Attitude/Curve’s
  • VMH Wellness Center
  • City Styles
  • Thorson-Reetz Funeral Home
  • Hopkins & Hopkins Law Offices
  • Brian & Lori McCulloh
  • Jeremiah Johnson Construction
  • Vernon Telephone
  • Woods Class 2009 VAS
  • Spaeth’s Flooring
  • Mark & Kris Brueggen
  • Dan & Sheila Kanis
  • Clay & Anne Heath
  • John & Sandy Nelson
  • Garith & Julie Steiner
  • Bruce Swenink & Family
  • Eric, Beth, Danielle & Kory Vold
  • Jeff & Claire Sheldon
  • Randy & Judy Berra
  • Todd & Phyllis Kirking
  • Craig & Cathryn Poshepny
  • Tom & Danelle Weston
  • Ken & Kate DeWaard
  • Colonial Launderette
  • Midwest Dental
  • DuWayne & Debra Stafslien
  • Kim Little
  • Kevin & Cathy Schlicht
  • Pete & Joann Swanson
  • Boone & Dawn Stalsberg
  • Mark & Brenda Volden
  • Walter & Catherine Schlicht
  • Randy & Mary Ann O’Neal
  • Law Office Thomas Fortney
  • John & Joanne Bentz
  • Aaron & Heidi Cade
  • Class of 1959
  • Viroqua Gridiron Club 2009
  • Chris & Bonnie Christopherson
  • Dave Wolenec
  • 1979 Football conference Champs
  • 1979 Football Players, Coaches & Cheerleaders
  • Mark & Susan Starr
  • Scott & Billie Nettum
  • George E. Nettum Estate
  • Todd & Kellie Peterson
  • In Memory of Stanley T. Yttre
  • Mary Ellen Peters
  • Helen Stokke
  • In Memory of Miles Felix
  • Heartland Co-op
  • Land O’Lakes
  • John J. Dinneen III
  • Ruth Lawton
  • Roger & Bonnie Hanson
  • Viroqua Parents’ Group
  • Scott & Sue Sordahl
  • Larry & Bonnie Christopherson
  • Class of 1966
  • David & Gladys Swenson
  • Gordon Misner & Dr. Deborah Prior
  • Sandy Jacobson
  • Katherine Dahl
  • Bill & Jan Hoffland
  • Daryl and Nancy Ertl
  • Almon & Sonja Fortney
  • Al & Judy Olson
  • Todd & Kellie Peterson
  • Ted & Libby Harris
  • William C. & Enid J. Reed
  • Jerry & Betty Fredrickson
  • Mary Fortney
  • 2007 Viroqua Blackhawks Football Team
  • Alycia, Ashlee, Zachary & Tyler Gabrielson
  • Jim & Rebecca Larson
  • Tri State Construction
  • Jeff & Carol Gohlke
  • Betty Burnett
  • Martha Hoffland
  • Jim & Nancy Cocchiola
  • Cathy, Caitlin & Courtney Reed
  • In Honor of the Class of 1977
  • Class of 1977 Memorials
  • Roy & Glenda Kanis
  • Kevin & Juliene Sloane & Family
  • David & Sonia Peterson
  • Steve & Sharon Solverson
  • In Memory of Jim Laabs
  • Dean & Jackie Saner
  • Lynn Fortun
  • The Trautsch Family
  • Rick, Patti, LeeAnn & Jacob Fatura
  • Dan, Tracy, Jamie & Samuel Solverson
  • Brian & Teresa Lee / Mark & Paula Lee
  • Rich & Jodi Davig
  • Major Craig E. Tubb USAF
  • Nordis Fortney
  • Nancy Rhodes & Dallas; Viroqua Athletic Club
  • Anderson Brothers & Johnson
  • Matt Swenson
  • John & Joyce Krause
  • Ted Mannstedt & Son, Inc.
  • Class of 1958
  • In Memory of Lavern Lewison
  • Performance Photo
  • B & B Sound Systems
  • Pepsi Cola Bottling
  • The Flower Basket
  • Creek Side Landscaping
  • Harrison Creek Creations
  • Disciascio’s
  • Sibby’s Ice Cream
  • FireHouse Restaurant
  • Dairyland Printing
  • Tom & Kathie Wheeler
  • Mary Bennet
  • Charlotte Kirking
  • Todd & Julie Tryggestad
  • Gary Mageland
  • Marie Weltzin
  • Dr. Robert & Barbara Knadle
  • Hank & Elaine Hendrickson
  • Roger & Karen Swenson
  • Swenson Doors
  • Tollefson Repair
  • Midwest Asphalt
  • John Reed Construction
  • Kevin Wolfe & Torrey Lemke
  • Rick Soltau
  • Lloyd Hardy, Eric Anderson, Bill Hannah, Clay Heath & Ned Lease
  • Cole Dearborn & Chase Hornby
  • Old Country Cheese
  • Physical Education Dept. VAS
  • Viroqua Cab Company
  • Pieces of the Past
  • Viroqua Hills Golf Course
  • Kickapoo Corners Restaurant
  • Pizza Hut
  • Westby Co-op Credit Union
  • Muffler Werks
  • La Crosse Loggers
  • Merial LTD.
  • Chaseburg Manufacturing
  • Quality of Life Chiropractic
  • Chippewa Valley Sporting Goods
  • Blue Dog Cycles
  • Viking Inn Restaurant
  • Nuzum’s Lumber & Building Supplies
  • Vernon Inn & Suites
  • Cake N’ Crumbs
  • Koon Kreek Feed
  • Buzzy’s Home Furnishings
  • Aligned For Health Chiropractic
  • Associated Bank
  • Nick Harring’s Quality Ford & Mercury
  • Encore Electronics & Wireless
  • Horizon Equipment
  • Vernon Vineyards & Winery
  • La De Da
  • Natural Thymes
  • Bank of Cashton
  • Kickapoo Gold Syrup
  • Cakery & Bake Shop
  • Fred Eide
  • Mark & Linda Baker’s Cleaning Service
  • KM Concrete
  • James & Marny Gillen
  • Loren & Sandra Favor
  • Sigurd & Cinda Molland
  • James & Marny Gillen
  • Viroqua Track Club 2009
  • Ken & Donna Arnetveit
  • Elegant Stone Products
  • Daryl and Nancy Ertl
  • Pat Martin
  • Class of 1980
  • Class of 1975
  • Class of 1985
  • Class of 1952
  • Class of 1977
  • Class of 1972
  • Class of 1958
  • Class of 1943
  • Class of 1959
  • Class of 1954

In Memory of:

  • Merlyn Newman
  • Jerry
  • Vikemyr
  • Wayne Peterson
  • Roz Vig
  • Duane Kromminga
  • LaVerne Iverson
  • Bob G. Stueland
  • Tom Henry
  • Thelma Gilbertson
  • Barbara Curtis
  • L. Sieger
  • Obed Braaten
  • Gene Massie
  • Marge Jeffery
  • Jerry Johnson
  • Elnora Christianson
  • Milly and Bob Tiffany
  • Joel McGarry
  • Jim Theige
  • Robert Bestul
  • Alvin Gald
  • Lea Arnison
  • Joel McGary
  • Mrs. Gette
  • Brian Stuber
  • Duane “Lefty” Gald
  • Tillman Swenson
  • Jo Nelson
  • Bev Opperud
  • Art Amundson
  • John Fatura
  • LaVerne Engh
  • Ron “Bear” Dach
  • Tucky Skemp
  • Bert Gilman
  • Clayton Buros “Clayt”
  • Class of 1972
  • Bert Gebert
  • Richard Kemp
  • Duane Iverson
  • George Nettum
  • Betty Hanson
  • Walter Schlicht
  • Merval Strang
  • Allen Brown
  • Gordon Fetty
  • Marcellus Sherry
  • Art Vanaman
  • Lavern Lewison
  • Donna Tewalt Fleming
  • Hubby Steenberg
  • Howard Haun
  • Jim Sisback
  • Janet Hein
  • Barbara Lewison Everson
  • James Sisback
  • Alston Raaum
  • Joan (Terwilliger) Everson
  • Carol Thompson
  • Fred Egeness
  • Dr. Harold Oppert
  • Bill Stephen
  • Cory Fortun

In Honor of:

  • Robert Starr
  • Ted Harris
  • The Marriage of Todd & Sally Hatlem
  • Rod Ostrem
  • Class of 1977