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Donor Wall Design Revealed as Friends Reach New Fundraising Milestone

The Friends of the Woodman’s Center are grateful for the generous support from our donors! In total, our supporters have pledged over $7.3 million (as of April 27, 2023) toward the construction of the Woodman’s Sports & Convention Center project. For a complete list of our donors please visit our website: There are still plenty of opportunities available to donate in our goal to reach $9 million in pledges, please reach out to us at for additional donor information.

The Friends are thrilled to share the design for our donor recognition wall! Donors at the Legacy, Diamond, Gold, and Silver giving levels will be recognized in the lobby as you enter the main entrance of the Woodman's Center, all other donors will be recognized on the Woodman's Center website. The donor wall is inspired by the Woodman's Center logo which is an encircled tree; a nod to the City of Janesville's "squiggly tree" and also a nod to the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau "modern tree". The three arrows pointing upwards is a reflection of the forward motion arrow in the Forward Janesville logo as well as symbolizing the three main components of the project: the ice arena, the multi-purpose seasonal arena, and the multi-use flex space. Three elements that can work independently or together to move Janesville forward meant to represent growth and forward motion of the community. Finally, the trunk of the tree stands on two legs representing the public-private partnerships joining together to support this project. The Together We Can Campaign will be recognized in the 100 navy dots displayed below, one dot for each donor, click here to learn more about the Together Campaign.

Anyone Can Become a Friend of the Woodman's Center and show support for the Woodman's Center project. Here's how:

· Share our webpage with others, sign up for our newsletter, and stay informed by reading our Blog posts.

· Visit the City of Janesville Woodman's Center webpage to access resources and regular project and design updates.

· Like our Facebook page and let us know you are following along.

· Volunteer with our group by sending an email to

· Send a letter of support to Janesville City Council or The Janesville Gazette.

· Also, if able, you may pledge a gift at any amount here.

Any show of support, no matter the magnitude, will help make the Woodman's Center a place for the Janesville community to benefit from for decades to come.

About the Woodman's Center: Located at the former Sears building at Uptown Janesville, the 130,000 square feet proposed Woodman's Sports and Convention Center will become Northern Rock County's most significant gathering space, attracting sports teams, regional and national companies, and organizations for meetings, conferences, and trade shows.

About the Friends: The Friends of the Woodman's Center have been actively gathering, planning, researching, and campaigning for the Woodman's Sports and Convention Center project since 2017. The Friends work in partnership with the City of Janesville, Janesville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Forward Janesville, community volunteers, and civic group leaders.



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