Al's Musky Challenge

Fundraiser Overview

From July 26 through August 28th, for every musky Rotarian Al Louis catches during a fishing trip at Lake Vermilion in Minnesota, he will be donating $100 to the Al’s Musky Challenge fundraiser. He will be fishing Tuesday & Thursday nights for four hours each. Did you know? In general it takes about 10,000 casts to catch one musky!
Al is challenging fellow Rotarians and community members to make a "dollars per fish" pledge or contribute a set amount. 


Al's goal is to raise over $20,000! The Lake Havasu Rotary Club (of which Al is also a member) has agreed to match up to $1,000. Anyone donating $50 or more will receive a bronze Rotary Centennial coin.  
A Message from Al: 
“COVID-19 has forced many of these groups to either cancel or delay their annual fundraising events. Help us exceed our goal of raising $20,000 to help support these five important non-profits that play a vital role in serving the Coulee Region!" 

Pledge or Donate!

You can pledge any amount per Musky that Al catches between  July 26 through August 28th.  For example, if you pledge $10 per Musky and Al catches 7, your generous contribution would be $70.

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Al also has creative options for donations. Being a Brewer and Packer fan, Al has been challenged with unique opportunities. For example, one donor is making a $250 donation and will DOUBLE it to $500, if Al wears a Cubs jersey while posing with a Musky that he catches AND posts that photo on his Facebook page! Challenge Al with your creative donation idea! You can email him at


The following local nonprofits will each receive $1,000: 
 New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers’ Stewards of Children Training program will receive the remaining amount.
About the Stewards of Children Training Program: One in 10 children are sexually abused before they turn 18 years old. That’s a horrifying statistic! The Stewards of Children program that New Horizons offers teaches people how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Designed by Darkness to Light, this is the only nationally available program that is scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child-protective behaviors. It is appropriate for any adult.

Past Fundraisers

In 2019 Al’s Musky Challenge raised $4,000 which benefitted the 2019 Diaper Drive for The Parenting Place.


Listen to a podcast interview with Al Louis and WKTY Outdoors: