The Al Ludwig Memorial Fund sponsored the Penn State Bug Lady at Summer in Ligonier, Arts & Craft Show on July 16, 2022 presented by the Ligonier Chamber of commerce.
The Al Ludwig Memorial Fund hosted it's very first youth golf camp on June 25, 2022 at Ligonier Country Club. The event was FREE to the first 24 registered golfers, ages 8-12 years, any skill level. The half-day camp featured putting, chipping, and full swing instruction, led by Ligonier Country Club's PGA Head Golf Professional Sean Knaus and the Ligonier Valley Golf Team. The next event is scheduled for June 24, 2023.
The Al Ludwig Memorial Fund supports the Sustainable Farm Project Greenhouse & Gardens run by 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Ligonier Valley Middle School under the direction of teacher Ryan Podlucky. Students experience a hands-on learning environment of sustainable farming while also creating a business model. They grow vegetables, herbs, flowers & produce that is then donated or sold to the community. Presently over 60 LVMS students participate in the project. That number is "growing" daily!
The Al Ludwig Memorial Fund supported the Latrobe Little League as it worked to recover after equipment lost in a fire.
"Latrobe Little League really appreciates the support..especially after last year, we had no income due to COVID...then this happens."
John Russo, President, Latrobe Little League
Photo: 10 year old Alan Ludwig, 1952 Latrobe Little League All-Stars
The Al Ludwig Memorial Fund partnered with Ligonier Township, Ligonier Borough, other charitable foundations and private donors on development of a family fishing platform dedicated in honor of Al Ludwig on June 30, 2021, at Mill Creek Memorial Park at the Ligonier Valley Hiking & Biking Trailhead.
The “Food 2 Go 4 Kids” weekend backpack program is sponsored by the Ligonier Valley School District community that includes staff, students and their families, and community supporters. It is coordinated by the LVSD administration and staff. Backpacks are filled with either easy to prepare meals or snacks for weekends to children who are pre-qualified. The program has been initiated in response to the high percentage of students with no access to the free school breakfast and/or lunch they receive during the week.