The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Foundation received two donations of $300 recently from The Magic Mile Casino and The Second Annual "Shad's Ride". The proceeds will benefit the Caring Club House, a resource that provides lodging on campus for patients, caregivers and family members who live outside of Watertown and are receiving care through Prairie Lakes.
The Magic Mile Casino staff presented a $300 check to the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House during its Open House on Thursday, November 6, 2014. “The Magic Mile Casino/Laundry and Car Wash staff and its owner, Troy Nygaard, have generously donated to the Caring Club House over the years, and for that, we are extremely grateful,” stated Alison Gilbertson, Executive Director of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation.
The Second Annual “Shad’s Ride” was held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at The Bullpen in Lake Norden, SD. This ride honors Shad Peckenpaugh, former manager of The Bullpen. Shad’s family contributed $300 of the proceeds to the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House. Shad passed away suddenly from a heart attack in March of 2013. He managed The Bullpen in Lake Norden after living in Wisconsin and Indiana for several years. His family selected the Caring Club House to receive the proceeds from the ride because Shad always had an open door for any who needed help.