True Friends nears fundraising goal

True Friends was recently awarded $1.25 million in matching gifts from the Sundet family and the Otto Bremer Foundation. These […]

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True Friends was recently awarded $1.25 million in matching gifts from the Sundet family and the Otto Bremer Foundation. These two entities have agreed to match any gifts or pledges to the project dollar-for-dollar up to $1.25 million. These gifts, along with the matching dollars, will support the construction of a new recreation center at Camp Courage in Maple Lake. 

The recreation center will provide enhanced accessible amenities including a temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art pool with zero entry, as well as a spacious gymnasium with a stage to support sporting events, performing arts opportunities, and large group gatherings. 

The $1.25 million given by the Sundet family and the Otto Bremer Foundation and the matches will go toward the total base cost of the $16 million project that will not only provide upgraded amenities, but improve overall accessibility to the 305-acre location. 

True Friends was awarded $10 million from the 2023 Minnesota Legislature, and has launched a capital campaign to raise the remaining $6 million needed to fulfill project goals. Pending fulfilled financial goals, construction will begin in fall 2025. 
Visit Camp Courage Recreation Center to learn more about the project.

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