Dairyland Supports Community Pool Campaign

Dairyland Supports Community Pool Campaign

Photo caption: Photo: Dairyland’s Contributions Committee members (Brian Rude, Brad Foss, Ed Bowen, Deb Mirasola) were joined on Aug. 26 by campaign leaders Sue Bluske and Jake Sciammas (La Crosse Neighborhoods, Inc.), at the renovated pool.

Dairyland has donated a total of $2,000 to the Veterans Memorial Pool campaign in support of the new aquatic complex located adjacent to UW-La Crosse. Dairyland contributed $1,000 which was then matched in full by CoBank, a national cooperative bank, through CoBank’s Sharing Success program.

"It is great to see a longstanding community resource remade into an inclusive, sustainable recreational site for the public," said Brian Rude, Vice President, External and Member Relations. "We are pleased to contribute towards the all-abilities pool, which will be used and enjoyed by thousands of La Crosse area community members."

Significant renovation has transitioned the aging pool complex, which was built as La Crosse’s first public pool in 1938, into a neighborhood aquatic center welcoming to all ages and abilities. Veterans Memorial Pool is a collaborative project between the City of La Crosse and La Crosse Neighborhoods, Inc. For more information, see memorialpool.org.

Headquartered outside Denver, Colo., CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.

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