WEEK OF MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Tanner (#7 in the team picture) is a fourth grade student at Irving Pertzsch Elementary.
He is an ambitious athlete who tries all sports and loves them all.
He plays basketball, football, soccer, baseball, golf, and enjoys swimming.
He also loves school, crafts, being with family and friends,
and all things animals. He excels in reading & math in school, but finds interest in all subjects. He most recently tried out for, and made, the Onalaska Royals basketball team.
It's a competitive traveling league. We couldn’t be more proud.
We love helping people in our community. This story is very special. At 2 months old Hadlee Rose Fuchsel was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy which caused her heart to occupy the majority of her chest. Her lung was collapsed, and she needed medical support to keep her heart beating and her other lung breathing. She received a Berlin Heart to help assist her heart to pump blood to the rest of her body, and she was placed at the top of the Heart Transplant List. She has required 24/7 care and technology at Mayo in Rochester, which has required Hadlee to remain in the hospital. Her parents have made many sacrifices and have rearragned their lives to be with Hadlee as much as possible. Thanks to a donor, Haddle recieved her new heart on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. She will still need continuous care for months before she can go home from the hospital. We pray that Hadlee's new heart will remain strong and that Hadlee can gain her strength to get better so she can go home soon to live life with her family!
With the help of our ZCare sponsors, G.E.C.U. and The Mattress Outlet, Jen O'Brien stopped by Hadlee's benefit to surprise her parents with a donation from our ZCare foundation. If you would like to donate to Hadlee's family, click here for more information! Anything would be greatly appreciated.
It's our favorite kind of work day when we get to spend it with kitties from the Coulee Region Humane Society! Thanks to Sam who came in this morning and brought Lydia and Beetlejuice for us to snuggle with!
Sam was promoting Sip to Save Lives, the upcoming fundraiser for the Coulee Region Humane Society!
The Sip to Save Lives event is this Friday night at the Cargill Room at the Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, in down town La Crosse. Live music, food, beer and wine tasting, and more. Proceeds benefit the CRHS! Purchase tickets and get more information about the event HERE!
We have enjoyed getting to know our Z93 race car driver, Mandi Eckelberg! She's sweet, fun, and she's a heck of a driver! Check out our fun videos with Mandi and be sure to catch her this weekend at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway for the Oktoberfest Races happening October 5, 6, 7, and 8th.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2017
Karalyn is 8 years old. She is an active player on the Sparta Youth Hockey Mite team and attended many Mite Jamboree games this winter. She also participates in Sparta youth soccer in the spring and fall. Karalyn is also an excellent swimmer. She takes private lessons during the summer and continues to widen her knowledge so she can be a lifeguard when she gets older. Karalyn also excels in reading and math and is at the top of her class. She is an active member in the Girl Scouts and has been since Kindergarten. She even got to host her girl scout troop at the skating rink in Sparta this winter. She is also a fantastic big sister to her sister Scarlett, and loves the outdoors and camping with her family.
We know you will be enjoying a few adult beverages at Oktoberfest, and that's great! Have an awesome time...but PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!
With the help of local sponsors, Oktoberfest has organized a free shuttle program that runs daily. Here are the days/times and the routes for the shuttles. Please use them and be safe! Set a reminder in your phone right now to go off around the time you think you'll be heading home so you remember there is a safe and free option for a safe trip home! Much love!
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
Alyssa is a junior at Houston High School. She plays softball, volleyball, and basketball.
She holds the school record for the most three pointers made in a game and is almost
at her 1,000 career high school points. Alyssa also plays AAU summer/spring basketball
for the Rochester Shock. She coaches summer softball for Summer Rec. She is a very
good leader and role model. Alyssa is in the weight room or gym every morning and
helps with the younger kids anytime they need it. She is also a very good student.
She held a 3.97 GPA last school year and is very active in band, marching band,
7th grade mentoring, and student council.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Morgan is a sophomore at GET High School in Galesville. She is on the GET HS Dance team as well as the competition team for Paradigm Dance Project Studio in Winona. Last year she was one of 3 Freshmen at GET HS to receive the Coulee Conference Scholar Athlete award for maintaining a 3.5 GPA, while participating in a varsity sport. She also received an Academic Letter and Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9 GPA her first year of High School. In addition to dance, Morgan also participates in 4H where she serves as a Youth Leader for the Dairy program, and she has been a Girl Scout since she was 5.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
Matthew is a 6th grader at De Soto Middle school.
He plays baseball, football and often starts kickball games at home.
He loves to swim, play catch, attend baseball camps and meet new friends.
Although he enjoys gym and lunch the best at school,
he is a good student and a serious competitor.