RCU Foundation announces giving total for Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic

EAU CLAIRE, WI (June 25, 2018) — The RCU Foundation announced that local charities will receive over $27,000 following the 2018 Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic, held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in downtown Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park. The event featured over 700 run/walkers and hundreds more who enjoyed the food, games, and entertainment.

The proceeds are being donated to three partner charities: King’s Closet, Literacy Chippewa Valley and the Whitehall Public Library. Registered participants received one free vote at the time of registration; additional votes were available to be purchased online at $2 each. King’s Closet received 41% of the votes and will be awarded a $15,000 donation, Whitehall Public Library earned 34% of the votes and will receive $7,500, and Literacy Chippewa Valley will receive $5,000 after earning 25% of the vote.

RCU Foundation’s Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic included a 10K and 2 mile walk/run, ½ and ¼ mile kids races, “No-K” for non-runners, music, family games, and food trucks. Save the date for next year’s Rock the Riverfront on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

About Royal Credit Union

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 300,000 Members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Royal is driven by a core ideology built on a strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 26 counties in western Wisconsin or 16 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood. Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright. A complete list of Member eligibility requirements is available on the Royal Credit Union website. To learn more about Royal, visit or call 800-341-9911.

About the RCU Foundation

The RCU Foundation (Foundation) was established in 2012 to support organizations and initiatives in communities where Royal Credit Union operates in western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.  The Foundation focuses on large-scale, capital projects that help build community and create the spaces where people come together. Focus areas include education, health, and the arts. The Foundation hosts the annual Rock the Riverfront-Charity Classic event in Eau Claire and co-hosts the Prairie Burn Music Festival in Hudson. Currently, it has awarded over $2.7 million in grants. Contact for more information.


Journie Rosenow
Community Engagement Coordinator
Royal Credit Union
763-515-6843 (office)
715-471-0837 (mobile)

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