ST. CLOUD -- A local organization received funding that will help them continue making a difference in the lives of young people in the St. Cloud area.

At the annual gala hosted by Federated Mutual Insurance Company, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota was awarded $475,000.

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The 17th annual two-day fundraising event known as the Federated Challenge raised a record-breaking $3,316,000 in 2021. That money will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies around the country.

The Federated Challenge has raised over $44 million since 2005.

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