Holmen Boys & Girls Club and Community Center names director
Facility in former Festival Foods building is set to open next month
HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) — The Holmen Boys & Girls Club and Community Center, which is on track to open next month, has named Brett Gullicksrud as its director.
Gullicksrud, who grew up in Eleva, Wis., earned a degree in sport management at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
He also spent summers working in La Crosse and interning with the La Crosse Loggers.
After spending some time away, Gullicksrud said, “My family and I are so excited to get back to this area, and being able to work for the Boys & Girls Club while living here is a dream come true.”
Gullicksrud most recently was stadium operations director at the University of Colorado Boulder Athletic Department. Before that, he was director of the Don & Sallie Davis Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee.
Gullicksrud, who started the job on Monday, will work with the Holmen Area Community Center and the Holmen School District to develop collaborative programs.
A year ago, Dave and Barb Skogen donated the former Festival Foods building at 600 N. Holmen drive and about $5 million to begin the conversion of the building into an intergenerational community center.
The Boys & Girls Club and the Holmen Area Community Center then formed a partnership to raise another $3.5 million for the project. They still need to raise $150,000 to reach the goal.
The Skogens, who are campaign co-chairs, said, “This is our gift to the Holmen area community, and we hope that this center becomes Holmen’s ‘Crown Jewel’ and hub of the community.”