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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

40th Annual Christmas Telethon was a HUGE Success!



2013 Christmas Telethon is a 
Huge Success

The 2013 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Christmas Telethon in support of Wisconsin Badger Camp encouraged viewers to help make the event “A Night to Remember.” The audience and viewers did just that, as the student hosts revealed that the 10-hour live telethon had raised $71,545! All of the proceeds of the Telethon will go directly to helping send individuals with developmental disabilities to Wisconsin Badger Camp next summer.

The 40th Annual Christmas Telethon proved to be a very special night as this year’s Telethon raised $71,545 for Wisconsin Badger Camp. “This year’s total would not be possible if it weren’t for all of the support from the surrounding communities,” said Development Director, Kayla Leibfried.

“On behalf of the Wisconsin Badger Camp Board of Directors, staff, and most importantly the campers, we would like to thank everyone for helping make this year’s Christmas Telethon truly ‘A Night to Remember.’ We would like to thank the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Chancellor Shields for their years of dedication to the Christmas Telethon. We are always so impressed by the energy and enthusiasm that the students, alumni and Media Technology Services staff brings to the day of the event. Without their commitment and dedication to the Telethon, the Christmas Telethon would not be possible,” said Brent Bowers, Wisconsin Badger Camp Executive Director.  “We are incredibly grateful for all of the corporate and community sponsors that chose to support the event and the live auction would not have been possible without the generous donations from all the local businesses, sports teams, and celebrities. We appreciate all the viewers who tuned in as well as everyone who joined us in person making a pledge or bidding on an auction item. It is incredible to see so many people come together to help send our campers to camp,” Bowers said.

The theme for this year’s telethon was “A Night to Remember” and included interviews with University of Wisconsin-Platteville staff, Wisconsin Badger Camp staff, corporate and community sponsors, volunteers, and of course campers. Wisconsin Badger Camp does not receive state or federal funding, which makes every donation that much more important. The day was filled with great local talent acts such as jugglers, dancers, and live music which entertained viewers at home as well as a live audience.  All of the talent volunteered their time to be part of this community event.

Wisconsin Badger Camp is an independent nonprofit organization located approximately 10 miles south of Prairie du Chien which served over 900 individuals with developmental disabilities in 2013.  Providing outdoor recreational experiences such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts, Wisconsin Badger Camp brings a tradition of outdoor recreational experiences to people of any ability or age regardless of their financial situation.  Badger Camp relies heavily on the community’s time, talent, and financial support to provide for its campers.  If you or someone else you know would like more information on how to get involved, please call the Platteville office at (608) 348-9689 or visit our website at: www.badgercamp.org.

Telethon Corporate and Community Sponsors Include: University of Wisconsin-Platteville, The Grant and Iowa County Tavern League, Faherty Inc, TUBB CLUBB, Platteville Thrift Shop, Mound City Bank, Century Link, Platteville Elks Lodge #1460, Design Homes, Inc., Livingston State Bank, Weber Paper Co., Platteville Optimists, Wal-Mart, Colony Brands, Inc., Les Mack Automotive, Pioneer Property Management, and Culver’s. 

Badger Camp would also like to recognize businesses that donated services and made donations the day of the Telethon to support the Telethon staff and volunteers: Bridal Boutique, Marty Busch and Busch Music, Pianos, and Organs, McDonald’s, Milio’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Papa Murphy’s, Quiznos, Subway of Platteville, Jeff’s Mini Mart, Dairy Queen, Taco Johns, Jimmy Johns, and Pizza Hut.

Thank You TUBB CLUBB!



TUBB CLUBB Rocks!

The Uptown Businessperson's Bureau held its annual ‘meeting’ at The Ticket Bar & Grill on S. Court St. in Platteville, Friday December 6.  Better known as TUBB CLUBB, this party is open to the public and is always on the Friday evening before the Christmas Telethon in support of Wisconsin Badger Camp.  The party generated proceeds from passing a pickle jar and by raffling prizes that are donated by local business people, many of whom are members. TUBB CLUBB is a party that generates goodwill and well-being for Wisconsin Badger Camp.

A cornucopia of potluck dishes filled out the buffet and the old motto "Eat, Drink, and
Be Merry" held sway as the attendees had fun and gave freely whenever the jar was passed around. When asked from year to year if the club will make its goal. "We always make our goal because our goal is to have fun," TUBB CLUB members said. "We get that done right away."

TUBB CLUBB members presented an oversized check on-air and once again dished up some kooky antics to entertain the viewers at Saturday’s Telethon.  The studio audience was very  receptive and chanted, “TUBB CLUBB, TUBB CLUBB, TUBB CLUBB,” when the members took their place on set and presented Badger Camp a check for $7,053, which nearly adds up to 10% of the 2013 Christmas Telethon grand total! This year was a special year for the TUBB CLUBB as checks and cash collected reached stratospheric levels, as it set a new TUBB CLUBB record in money raised for Wisconsin Badger Camp.

A big thank you also goes out to the TUBB CLUBB members who worked incredibly hard to organizing the raffle portion of this year’s party.   The raffle portion of this event has grown to become TUBB CLUBB’s anchor and could not have been done without its member’s dedication and the community generosity of giving monetary and raffle donations. Without the TUBB CLUBB members and the generosity of the Platteville community this record breaking year would not have been possible.

TUBB CLUBB always meets eight days after Thanksgiving, next year TUBB CLUBB will be the evening of Friday, December 5th. Find, follow, friend TUBB CLUBB on Facebook to keep posted on what is happening! Thank you to all who allow TUBB CLUBB to bundle up a great big gift of giving to benefit Wisconsin Badger Camp.


Donations are still being accepted, checks should be made out to:
'Wisconsin Badger Camp'
and send to: TUBB CLUBB
PO Box 23
PLATTEVILLE WI 53818~ 0610

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

United Way of Green County Supports WBC!



United Way of Green County Supports Wisconsin Badger Camp



The United Way of Green County has been a supporter of Wisconsin Badger Camp for over 14 years. This year we are proud to announce that they have selected Badger Camp as a recipient for a $3,000 grant. This grant will financially support individuals with developmental disabilities from Green County through our campership program who attend Wisconsin Badger Camp.

This grant will help provide over 15 individuals from Green County experience outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts. Wisconsin Badger Camp brings a tradition of outdoor recreational experiences to people of any ability or age regardless of one’s financial situation.

 “We are very appreciative of the United Way of Green County for all of the years of support and helping individuals with developmental disabilities attend camp,” Wisconsin Badger Camp Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “It costs over $900 to host a camper for one week at camp, but we realize many of the individuals we serve are on limited or restricted incomes. With the support of the United Way of Green County individuals can come to camp regardless of what their financial situation is,” Leibfried said.

Wisconsin Badger Camp is an independent nonprofit organization located approximately 10 miles south of Prairie du Chien and serves approximately 900 individuals with developmental disabilities each summer. Badger Camp relies on the community’s time, talent, and financial assistance to provide for its campers. If you or someone else you know would like more information on how to make a donation or for tour information please call Wisconsin Badger Camp at (608) 348-9689 or visit our website at: www.badgercamp.org.

United Way of Green County Supports WBC!



United Way of Green County Supports Wisconsin Badger Camp



The United Way of Green County has been a supporter of Wisconsin Badger Camp for over 14 years. This year we are proud to announce that they have selected Badger Camp as a recipient for a $3,000 grant. This grant will financially support individuals with developmental disabilities from Green County through our campership program who attend Wisconsin Badger Camp.

This grant will help provide over 15 individuals from Green County experience outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts. Wisconsin Badger Camp brings a tradition of outdoor recreational experiences to people of any ability or age regardless of one’s financial situation.

 “We are very appreciative of the United Way of Green County for all of the years of support and helping individuals with developmental disabilities attend camp,” Wisconsin Badger Camp Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “It costs over $900 to host a camper for one week at camp, but we realize many of the individuals we serve are on limited or restricted incomes. With the support of the United Way of Green County individuals can come to camp regardless of what their financial situation is,” Leibfried said.

Wisconsin Badger Camp is an independent nonprofit organization located approximately 10 miles south of Prairie du Chien and serves approximately 900 individuals with developmental disabilities each summer. Badger Camp relies on the community’s time, talent, and financial assistance to provide for its campers. If you or someone else you know would like more information on how to make a donation or for tour information please call Wisconsin Badger Camp at (608) 348-9689 or visit our website at: www.badgercamp.org.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Ladish Co. Foundation Supports WBC!



Ladish Co. Foundation Supports

 Wisconsin Badger Camp



The Ladish Co. Foundation has been a supporter of Wisconsin Badger Camp for 6 years. This year we are proud to announce that they have selected Badger Camp as a recipient for a $3,000 grant. This grant will financially support individuals with developmental disabilities from Waukesha County through our campership program who attend Wisconsin Badger Camp.

This grant will help provide over 23 individuals from Waukesha County experience outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts. Wisconsin Badger Camp brings a tradition of outdoor recreational experiences to people of any ability or age regardless of one’s financial situation.

 “We are very appreciative of the Ladish Co. Foundation for all of the years of support and helping individuals with developmental disabilities attend camp,” Wisconsin Badger Camp Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “It costs over $900 to host a camper for one week at camp, but we realize many of the individuals we serve are on limited or restricted incomes. With the support of the Ladish Co. Foundation individuals can come to camp regardless of what their financial situation is,” Leibfried said.

Wisconsin Badger Camp is an independent nonprofit organization located approximately 10 miles south of Prairie du Chien and serves approximately 900 individuals with developmental disabilities each summer. Badger Camp relies on the community’s time, talent, and financial assistance to provide for its campers. If you or someone else you know would like more information on how to make a donation or for tour information please call Wisconsin Badger Camp at (608) 348-9689 or visit our website at: www.badgercamp.org.