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Vintage Base Ball Fundraiser

Aug 16, 2014 2 p.m.

Diamond Number 6 - Wakanda Park in Menomonie
The Dunn County Historical Society is hosting a Vintage Base Ball Fundraiser on Saturday, August 16. The Menomonie Blue Caps will play a combined team made up of the Menomonie Police Department and Dunn County Sheriff's Office. The gates will open at 12:30pm for activities. Kids will get to play vintage games and tennis ball toss. They will also get to see how fast they throw with the RADAR Challenge (3 balls for $1).

Kids will also get the chance to try vintage base ball out on the field before the match begins. There is a silent auction and raffle that will also begin at that time. The Grand Prize is a Milwaukee Package that includes: (2) Club Level Tickets to the Milwaukee Brewers, (2) Harley-Davidson Museum Passes and a one-night stay at the Sheraton Milwaukee-Brookfield

The concession stand will also be open. The match will start at 2:00 p.m. It will be a true vintage base ball match played by 1860s-era rules. No gloves will be used, since they did not exist until the 1870s-1880s. The game will be played on a softball diamond in Menomonie's Wakanda Park

All proceeds from the day will go to the Dunn County Historical Society

http://www.dunnhistory.org/


Walk for Life

Owen Park, Eau Claire
Annual Walk to raise funds for the Apple Pregnancy Care Center. Walk from Owen Park on the Chippewa River Trail

Melinda Gardner 715-834-5254



Walk A Mile - Chippewa Valley

Carson Park - Pine Pavilion
Family Support Center, Bolton Refuge House, and the UWEC Women's and LGBTQ Resource Center introduce the first annual Walk A Mile-Chippewa Valley to raise awareness and show support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Visit www.eventbrite.com to register or check out our Facebook page for more information!

Lisa, Domestic Violence Advocate
Family Support Center
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-723-1138



Whitetails Unlimited Banquet - Fountain City Chapter

Fountain City, WI
http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/event_6a582b44206b/session_7262a31f3c04/

Jim Hentges, 608-687-3732


YMCA Fall Fundraiser

The Loopy Dome
Join us for a night of casual adult entertainment at Chippewa Valley’s famous Loopy Dome. The evening will include a feast of themed foods that will satisfy everyone’s palate. Your ticket will also include free beer and soda through 8:30 pm. Laugh to nationally recognized comedian Mary Mack.We will also have fun raffles and games, concluding the evening with one of the Chippewa Valley’s hottest bands to dance the night away. Watch for upcoming announcements on the name of the band.
This unique event offers a fun-filled night of adult entertainment all while raising funds for the YMCA Annual/Strong Kids Campaign.


Jim Ignarski, Marketing and Development Director, Chippewa Valley Family YMCA


11th Annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

Carson Park: 199 Carson Park Dr
This walk is to raise funds for critically needed type 1 diabetes research and shows support for the millions of people affected by this serious disease.
(Eau Claire, WI) The 11th Annual JDRF “Walk to Cure Diabetes” will be held Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Carson Park, Eau Claire. FREE registration begins at 11am and the walk begins at noon. The walk is open to the public and includes free food, entertainment, prizes and monitored blood glucose testing. WQOW TV-18 anchor Heidi Bohl will emcee the event.

Following the walk, Ironman triathlete Jay Hewitt, a type 1 diabetic, will give a motivational talk on training for triathlons while living with the challenge of diabetes. Hewitt’s appearance is sponsored by Novo Nordisk and is also free to the public.

Juvenile diabetes, or type 1, is a sudden, and devastating chronic disease that affects millions of people, most of them children or young adults. Type 1 diabetics rely on insulin to stay alive – meaning multiple injections daily, or having insulin delivered by a pump. In addition, type 1 diabetics need to test their blood sugars multiple times a day, eat a careful diet and exercise on a regular basis.

Type 1 diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar, being overweight, or lack of exercise. Rather, it occurs when the body’s immune system destroys certain cells in the pancreas. The pancreas stops producing insulin and the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels. If blood sugar levels get too high for a prolonged period of time, diabetic coma can occur. In the case of blood sugars that are too low, diabetics can suffer seizures or even death.

Insulin is not a cure for the disease, it is life support. It is estimated that one out of every three Medicare dollars is spent on diabetes-related care and the devastating complications that arise from the disease; including kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, amputation and an overall shortened life span of up to 15 years.

JDRF hopes to raise $100 million in donations this year to find a cure for diabetes. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.2B to diabetes research.

Since its local inception 11 years ago, the Eau Claire JDRF “Walk to Cure” diabetes has raised over $285,000 for type 1 diabetes research.


Sharon McIlquham at (715) 720-1233 or email: mykidsmom20@yahoo.com or go to www.walk.jdrf.org.


Marshfield Cranberry Century BIke Tour Fundraiser

NEW LOCATION: UW-Marshfield Fine Arts Building 2000 W 5th St Marshfield, WI 54449
PULL UP YOUR SPANDEX AND SNAP ON YOUR HELMET FOR THE MARSHFIELD CRANBERRY CENTURY BIKE TOUR AND JOIN THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE IN SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY ILLNESS. FOR JUST 25 DOLLARS, ALL RIDERS GET A T-SHIRT, LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS. PRE-REGISTER AT RMHC- MARSHFIELD DOT ORG OR AT THIS YEAR’S NEW LOCATION, THE UW-MARSHFIELD FINE ARTS BUILDING ON DAY OF TOUR. THE CRANBERRY CENTURY BIKE TOUR, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH, SPONSORED BY MCDONALD’S OF CENTRAL WI, BURNSTAD’S MARKET OF SPENCER, MARSHFIELD MEDICAL CENTER CREDIT UNION, MINISTRY HEALTH CARE, Hawkins Ash CPAs, FOX-55, AND SEEHAFER BROADCASTING.

Sandra Zygarlicke, Director
Ronald McDonald House
803 W North St
Marshfield, WI 54449
715.387.5899
www.rmhc-marshfield.org



A Helping Hand for Mady

Brickhouse 2233 Birch Street Eau Claire, WI
Fundraising benefit for Madelyn Odegard. Madelyn is a fun loving six year old that loves her 2 younger sisters, dancing, horses and getting rowdy with her uncles and cousins! On June 23rd of this year she was playing T-ball and loving life; then on Tuesday June 24th learned she has cancer. Mady was diagnosed with Stage IV Wilms Disease, a rare form of cancer found in children. Only approximately 500 cases are diagnosed each year. Her preliminary treatment plan includes intense chemo and radiation therapy along with kidney removal. The funds raised will benefit the Odegard’s in hopes to offset some of the financial weight of this situation. Events at the fundraiser will include a Silent Auction, multiple raffles of cash, merchandise and gift certificates, and will also include a spaghetti dinner.

Bobbie Schulz 5437 N Shore Drive Eau Claire, WI 54703 bobbieschulz@aol.com 715-579-4194


Dunn County Humane Society's 21st Annual Walk for Paws

Lion's Club Pavilion Wakanda Park, Menomonie
This year we are featuring a new and longer dog walk! We will also have more family and kids games. More fun to be had with concessions, raffles, and a silent auction.

Josh Dalton, Executive Director of Dunn County Humane Society. 715-232-9790.
dunncountyhumanesociety.org



Harvesting Hope For The Arc

Chippewa Valley Eagle’s Club, 2588 Hallie Road Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Please join us for our 1st Annual Fundraiser!
Family Fun, Food, Auctions, Raffles, Prizes!
Live Music provided by: Schuh Fly

All proceeds benefit The Arc Eau Claire, Inc. to support non-profit advocacy services for people with disabilities in Northwestern Wisconsin.


715-514-1825



2014 Bluegill Festival

Jul 19, 2014 8:15 a.m./8:30 a.m.

Birchwood, WI
6:45 am – 8:00 am: Registration at Paul’s Pizza Den
8:15 am: Kids Fun Run (½ mile)
8:30 am: 5K (3.1 miles for real this year!) Run/Walk

Race fees: max $50/family! (otherwise $20 for 5k, $5 for ½ mile)
New route
2014 T-shirts are lime green with black
More age groups = more medals

Proceeds go toward breast cancer screenings, education, and research through Susan G. Komen (this race has raised $15,000 over the previous 4 years – thanks to you!)

www.birchwoodrun.com

Pre-register by sending form and payment to:
Kristi Gay
2827 29 15/16 Ave.
Birchwood, WI 54817

Make checks payable to “Kristi Gay”



Eau Claire Walk to End Alzheimer's

Carson Park, parking lot North End 101 Carson Park Drive
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 650 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Natalie Robarge Heritage Senior Living 715-829-8000 nrobarge@heritageal.com


Big Awards Gala

Florian Gardens (2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire 54701)
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters as we roll out the purple carpet! Dress to impress at this Oscar-themed event. This event will feature a Master of Ceremonies, ‘Big Awards,’ dinner, a silent auction, and music. Cocktail hour will be from 5-6pm, dinner and program will be from 6-9pm.

For more information or to RSVP for the event please call 715-835-0161 or email info@bbbsnw.org.


United Way Community Block Party

Irvine Park - Main Pavilion, Chippewa Falls
United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley invites you to beautiful Irvine Park for a Community Block Party, brought to you by Associated Bank, Mason Companies and WESTconsin Credit Union.

Education, Income and Health Zones feature games and activities for kids, plus information and services including FREE health assessments, FREE money management and home budgeting seminars, and much, much more.

Performances by storyteller/juggler/magician Bob Kann, musician and storyteller Randy Peterson, and local alt-country musician Jeff White.

Delicious food for sale from Firehouse Subs, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, All Star Catering and Summer Snow with proceeds to support United Way programs.

Learn more about United Way, its program partners, and what makes our community stronger.

Please park in Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Visit www.uwgcv.org/block-party for more information.


715-834-5043
jpeters@uwgcv.org



AIDS Walk Wisconsin

Milwaukee
Join us for the 25th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Wisconsin, the state’s largest HIV fundraiser.

Kristin Wollenberg
I-800-348-WALK (9255)
Kristin.wollenberg@arcw.org



Grilled Chicken Fundraiser

AUGUSTA FIRESTATION Community Room, Augusta, WI near the water tower
Wonderful grilled chicken for sale, with Bush's baked beans, potato salad, rolls, drinks, and desert. Carry out orders welcome, too.

Augusta United Methodist Church, 2014Youth Mission trips, Barb Jacobs


Breakfast at Applebee's for Refuge Farms

Menomonie, WI across the road from Wal-Mart
News release

March 24, 2014

Contact: Sandra Gilbert 715.772.3379
Refugefarms@hotmail.com


Menomonie Applebee’s breakfast to celebrate “SurvivingWinter!”

An all-you-can-eat breakfast at Applebee’s in Menomonie Apil 19th to be held to celebrate the arrival of spring (hopefully!) and the fact that we made it through one of the coldest winters we’ve had in a long time. In the winter of 2013, we were contacted more times to rescue horses than in the winters of 2011 and 2012 combined!

The breakfast, which includes sausage, pancakes, coffee or milk and juice, will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the restaurant, located just off I-94 at Exit 41 in Menomonie. The price per person is $7.

The breakfast will be cooked by Applebee’s staff and served by volunteers of Refuge Farms Horse Rescue & Sanctuary in Spring Valley. There will also be a bake sale, raffle, and the sale of Refuge Farms hats and t-shirts.

Tickets to the Applebee’s breakfast are available at the door or from any Refuge Farms volunteer prior to the event


Patricia Roettger Refuge Farms Volunteer 715-781-8053 proettger@live.com


OZ Run 5K/Half Marathon

Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls
Oz Run 5K/Half Marathon will be on Saturday, May 24. Irvine Park will be considered OZ, while Emerald City is Northern WI state fair grounds

Half marathon is 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. is the 5K Run/Walk. Then people can enjoy activities in entertainment from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.



Contact info@theozrun.com.


Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Avenue Eau Claire, WI
People in the community will have the chance to purchase a hand crafted bowl and soup meal to help support Feed My People Food Bank.

$18 Bowl and Soup Meal
$8 Soup Meal Only
Kids 10 & Under Free

Ticket outlets include, Feed My People Food Bank, Online at
www.fmpfoodbank.org, UWEC Service Center, Gordy's County Market Eau Claire Locations

Feed My People Food Bank
2610 Alpine Road, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Email: info@fmpfoodbank.org



Yoga Tree Fundraiser

Dec 14, 2013 10 A.M. & 4 P.M.

3701 Highway 12, Eau Claire, WI
Have some fun by doing yoga this weekend! Signup to join any of the two classes being offered. The proceeds will benefit the Community Table in Eau Claire, which supplies meals to those less fortunate.




Roll into Fall Creek for UCP

Aug 24, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013 10 a.m. - all day

Fall Creek Main Street Steve and Kathy's Bar
Visit beautiful Fall Creek, Wisconsin on August 24 - 25 to Roll Into Fall Creek for UCP. This two day event will include live music both days, food, beverages and fun for the whole family. There will be a silent auction beginning on Saturday at Noon and ending on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with many valuable items up for bid. There is a custom wheel show on Saturday including cars, trucks and motorcycles. Registration for the Wheel Show runs from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with "People's Choice" voting from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and prizes awarded at 2:30 p.m. Come out and support UCP one or both days!

http://www.ucpwcw.org/ucp-harley-raffle/2013/08/24/roll-into-fall-creek


Roll into Fall Creek for UCP

Aug 24, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Fall Creek
Visit beautiful Fall Creek, Wisconsin on August 24 - 25 to Roll Into Fall Creek for UCP. This two day event will include live music both days, food, beverages and fun for the whole family. There will be a silent auction beginning on Saturday at Noon and ending on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with many valuable items up for bid. There is a custom wheel show on Saturday including cars, trucks and motorcycles. Registration for the Wheel Show runs from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with "People's Choice" voting from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and prizes awarded at 2:30 p.m. Come out and support UCP one or both days!

http://www.ucpwcw.org/ucp-harley-raffle/2013/08/24/roll-into-fall-creek


MAD DASH

Oak Park Pavilion, Carson Park Eau Claire
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The Mad ♥ Dash is a family friendly 5k Run/Walk that focuses less on the results and more on creating a fun experience with your friends and family.

The race will begin at 5:30, registration will open one hour prior to the race. The race will start and end at the Oak Park Pavilion in Carson Park.

This race is for all ages. We will have a kids zone filled with games and volunteers for kids to hang out while parents run!

$5.00 Donation per person, $10.00 donation per family of 3 or more. ALL doantions will go to the Maddy Moments Foundation

There will be a celebration in memory of Maddy following the race.

You may register online by messaging Maddy Moments, registration and donations can be mailed to Carole Hoff at 217 Olive Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 or one hour prior to the race on June 26.

Please join us for this event and spread the word ♥ Maddy Moments ♥

https://www.facebook.com/events/564546820257051/


From Books to Brilliance Silent Auction & Fundraiser

Oct 13, 2012 7-9:30pm

Eau Claire Children's Theater: 1814 North Oxford Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54703
From Books to Brilliance (FBTB) is hosting their first Eau Claire Silent Auction and Fundraiser, raising money to promote literacy in impoverished communities. Join FBTB for food, fun, live music and a silent auction filled with goodies from local businesses and art, textiles and Alpaca items from Latin America.

Maggie Covill, FBTB co-founder
(715) 530-4724



Loopy's Ladies Day Out

Nov 19, 2011 10am to 12 midnight

Loopy's Grill and Salloon
There will be a volleyball tournament and bean bags along with a band later at night. All proceeds will be going to benefit Multiple Sclerosis Research.

William (Loopy)Kleich 715-723-5661


Chi Hi Harmonics Show Choir Car Wash Fundraiser

Aug 6, 2011 8 am - 4 pm

Mega Foods in KMart plaza Chippewa Falls
Chi Hi Harmonics Show Choir is holding a car wash fundraiser, donations accepted.

715-829-8772


Black River Falls Fire Department 7th Annual Car Show

May 15, 2011 Sign up is 8:00am-12:00pm Awards at 3:00

Riverside Auto Hwy 54 West
This is the 7th Annual Car Show that is a fundraiser for the department.

Mike or Tammy
715-284-4525