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Challenge Garners $2.7M for Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Federated Challenge co-chairs Jeff and Marty Fetters present Minnesota’s three Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies with a check for $2.7 million. From left to right: Marty Fetters, Jackie Scholl Johnson, Michelle Redman, Michael Goar and Jeff Fetters.

More than 50 prominent businesses and several hundred private citizens gathered at The Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Aug. 6 for the annual Federated Challenge for Kids of Minnesota.

Overwhelming generosity on the part of corporate sponsors and attendees generated more than $2.7 million during the charitable event. One hundred percent of the money raised will be donated to Minnesota’s three Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies to support operations and the Federated Challenge Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship fund provides up to $5,000 per year to qualified Littles and high school-aged Bigs enrolled in a non-four-year program at a trade or technical school or community college that focuses on career-ready skills training. The Federated Challenge was founded in 2004 as a two-day fundraising event hosted by Federated Insurance, a commercial insurance company headquartered in Owatonna, Minnesota. Now in its 13th year, this event has raised more than $30 million for youth mentoring programs.

For more information, visit www.federatedinsurance.com.