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Virtual Rock the Riverfront event raises $27k for charities

The event, which started Saturday, is a solo race around Phoenix Park in Eau Claire, Wis.
The event, which started Saturday, is a solo race around Phoenix Park in Eau Claire, Wis.(Max Cotton)
Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 3:35 PM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -Three Chippewa Valley charities are splitting more than $25,000 thanks to Royal Credit Union’s virtual Rock the Riverfront event.

Participants of the event’s festivities received a free vote to decide how the money would be split. Votes could also be purchased for $2.

After the votes were totaled, the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls got 48% of the votes and will receive $15,000. In Eau Claire, the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild received 38% of the votes and will get $7,500. The Northern Star Theatre Company in Rice Lake got 14% of the vote and is receiving $5,000.

More than 500 people participated in the Rock the Riverfront activities from the 10K, 2 mile, and half mile youth walk/run, chalk your walk and coloring contests, and the Classic Rock Hunt and Youth Rock Hunt.

Royal Credit Union also announced the winners of the runs and walks:

  • 10K Male: Mickey Noone, 55 of Eau Claire
  • 10K Female: Andrea Cronk, 24 of River Falls
  • 2 Mile Male: Noah Sylvester, 13 of Eau Claire
  • 2 Mile Female: Kimberly Blaine, 38 of Eau Claire
  • Half Mile Male: Ethan Miller, 8 of Eau Claire
  • Half Mile Female: Amelia Rohlik, 10 of Eau Claire

Next year’s event is set to take off on Saturday, June 25.

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