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Rock Hunts offer a chance to explore and win big!

Two rock hunts held in conjunction with the RCU Foundation’s Rock the Riverfront are coming back in June.  The Classic Rock Hunt and the Youth Rock Hunt, sponsored by Market & Johnson, are great ways to get out and explore the community and offer a chance to win cash and prizes. 

The fun starts with the Youth Rock Hunt beginning on Friday, June 2.  There will be 1 rock hidden in each of the following communities: Altoona, Chippewa Falls, Colby, Eau Claire, Medford, Menomonie, Rice Lake and Whitehall for a total of 8 rocks and 8 chances at winning a Royal Credit Union Piggy Bank and $50 cash! 

We encourage people in these communities to allow children 13 years old and under to find these rocks and claim the prizes.  When a rock is found, it can be turned in at any Royal Credit Union office to redeem the prize.  

The Classic Rock Hunt kicks off on Monday, June 19 and offers one lucky person the chance to win $500.  The rock could be hidden in any of the counties where our partner charities are headquartered. 

Images of both youth and adult rocks

How The Classic Rock Hunt Works, Starting June 19

  • At 8 a.m. each day, information about one charity or sponsor will be posted to the Royal Credit Union Facebook page.
  • By 10 a.m. each day, one clue will be posted at the charity or sponsor location mentioned in the 8 a.m. Facebook post.
  • At 8 p.m. each day, the same clue will be posted on the Royal Credit Union Facebook page.

The Rock Hunt has been part of Rock the Riverfront since 2017. Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic will be held in-person on Saturday, June 24, 2023 in Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park and includes a 10K and 2 mile run/walk, ½ and ¼ mile youth races, family games, and food trucks. The Charity Classic is celebrating 29 years of running and walking to support organizations that make a difference in the communities that Royal Credit Union serves.

Proceeds from the 2023 event will benefit three workforce development organizations: Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Northwest Area, L.E. Phillips Career Development Center, Workforce Resource Inc. These organizations work with individuals at a variety of life stages to develop career readiness skills and find employment opportunities. The RCU Foundation is proud to support these organizations that are vital to the wellbeing of individuals in the Chippewa Valley and to creating supportive communities.

Registration will be offered for both the in-person race and a virtual race through June 24.  Every registration includes a free charity vote and additional votes can be purchased at $2 each. The charity with the most votes will receive $15,000, second place will receive $7,500, and third will receive $5,000. Registration details are available on our Rock the Riverfront page.

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