Our employees have an unrelenting passion to help others! Whether its lending a hand during their work day, or contributing funds for someone in need in their community, they answer the call. Their passion is easy to see when it involves those touched by cancer.
For six months every year, our employees raise money for the American Cancer Society (ACS). In 2022, the American Cancer Society recognized Alexandria Industries as the top fundraising team in Minnesota, the second highest fundraiser in the region (13 states) and the 33rd highest fundraising team in the country. Our volunteers and tournament participants have raised and donated nearly a half-million dollars to help find a cure for cancer.
Our first fishing tournament, in 2007, began with 112 participants and helped us raise $620. Each year, the event has grown. In 2022, our 15th year, 1,358 people, including 256 kids (12 years old & younger), participated in the Fishing for the Cure tournament. Together, we raised $93,700!
All of the proceeds raised are donated to the ACS Relay For Life of Douglas County. In total, our ice fishing tournament has donated approximately $500,000, in the fight against cancer.