United Way cancels 'Go to Bat'United Way of Superior-Douglas County has had to cancel the Go to Bat for United Way Softball Tournament for 2010.
United Way of Superior-Douglas County has had to cancel the Go to Bat for United Way Softball Tournament for 2010. The event was rescheduled for September 22, and meant to serve as both a kick off for this year’s campaign and an enjoyable way to bring the community together and raise awareness of funded programs. Despite the cancellation, the 2010-11 Campaign is underway and United Way of Superior-Douglas County is excited and optimistic for the year ahead.
The organization is commemorating its 75th anniversary in 2011, and hoping to celebrate the milestone with a number of community events. As part of the Academic Service Learning program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Bruce Kibler’s Principles of Management students are helping to plan the events. As he puts it, “It is a win-win situation for both the students and United Way. The students get out and work on something concrete, a real project for a real business, and the organization receives value in the work the students complete. It’s somewhat unique in an academic setting”.
Kathi Madsen, executive director, wants to remind everyone that no donation is too small, even a few dollars a paycheck will go a long way to fund the programs United Way supports each year. “If you are interested in donating through your paycheck but the option is not offered at your place of employment, talk to your supervisor or give us a call. We would be more than happy to bring in information and campaign materials or make a short presentation to employees,” Kathi says.
Donations of any denomination are welcome all year long. Additional details are available by calling (715) 394-2733 or visiting unitedwayofsuperior.org. Materials and information are ready for businesses and individuals looking to begin their campaign or donate.