Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart

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Hall of Fame Inducts First Pair of Members

Trevor Kupfer

The Eau Claire Baseball Hall of Fame officially welcomed its first inductees in August, but the honor of joining Hank Aaron in Carson Park did not go to fellow players. It went to Herman White and Randall Bezanson, dedicated enthusiasts of the American pastime that helped keep the local franchises alive. In 1933, Herman White, owner of White Machine Works, provided necessary financial support to the Eau Claire Bears, an organization he would eventually be president of along with the Northern League and Wisconsin State League. “Ran” Bezanson spent 20 years as a volunteer for the city’s minor league organizations, beginning by selling concessions and eventually becoming president of the Bears and Braves. The deceased local heroes now have plaques in the plaza in their honor, joining the statue of Hank Aaron that has stood alone for 14 years.

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

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L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.