August 6, 2014

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Ben Marcus Memorial Variety Golf Classic raises $80,000!

Ben Marcus 2014 016The 2014 Ben Marcus Memorial Variety Golf Classic was held on Monday, July 14th at Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. More than 200 people came out to support our largest fundraiser of the year, raising more than $80,000! The proceeds will benefit Variety’s Freedom Program, which provides funding for mobility and other enabling equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, ramps, communication devices, adaptive bikes and more.

Variety kids, Waylan and Amanda, were the Guests of Honor and spoke about how Variety has made an impact on their lives. Everyone hit the links knowing that they day was about more than a great round of golf-it was about helping kids with physical disabilities.

The evening reception was sizzling hot with two food stations showcasing Grand Geneva’s restaurants. With the theme song of “Rocky” dramatically playing in the background, The Brissago and ChopHouse chefs marched onto the competing floor and went head to head for the People’s Choice championship title. This year, ChopHouse took the victory, beating the defending champion from last year’s competition. The two restaurants are now tied with one win each. Make sure to join us next year on Monday, July 20th, 2015 for the ultimate tie breaker!chef comp

Thank you to Presenting Sponsor Tri-North Builders, Benefactor Sponsor Principal Financial Group, Diamond Sponsors Marcus and Pepsi, Platinum Sponsors Bright Star Systems, Christopher Morgan, Merrill Lynch and all of our sponsors and auction donors for their generosity. Thank you to this year’s committee, all of our volunteers, and Scott DeBerg and the staff at Grand Geneva for all of your hard work!
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July 24, 2014

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Ja’Vaire Receives a Lift

In December 2013, Ja’Vaire, a 14-year-old Milwaukee boy asked Variety, through our Freedom Program to modify the entrance to his home so that he could safely and easily get in and out. Two years ago, Ja’Vaire suffered a traumatic brain injury after being hit by an SUV on his was to the school bus stop. […]

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July 24, 2014

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Meet Ja’Quan

Ja‘Quan is a ten-year-old boy who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He is one of four children in an active and involved family. We first met Ja‘Quan in 2010 and since then, he has been an active member of the Variety family attending many of the Future Kids events. When we first met Ja’Quan, he used a reverse […]

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July 22, 2014

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Sign up for our Future Kids Events!

The Future Kids Program helps Wisconsin children with physical disabilities reach their full potential in life. Experiences in education, culture, sport and community are the cornerstones to develop skills that can lead to that future. This program takes children with physical challenges and their immediate family members on free outings to museums, professional sporting events, […]

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July 22, 2014

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Beyond Design Bike Tour

Join us for the 10th Annual Beyond Design Bike Tour! We are excited that we have been invited to be one of the benefiting charities again this year. Ride, network, laugh and enjoy the beautiful landscape! Multiple riding options available, choose from 25, 65 and 80 mile routes. And if you’re not into biking – […]

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June 20, 2014

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Chatter Matters! Communication Camp

Variety will be hosting its second overnight camp from June 26th – 29th!  Chatter Matters! Communication Camp is for children with physical disabilities who cannot speak in a typical way and use assistive technology – iPads, laptops, and more – to communicate with their friends, families, therapists and teachers. This year, 20 Variety kids and […]

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June 20, 2014

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Sign up for our Future Kids events!

The Future Kids Program helps Wisconsin children with physical disabilities reach their full potential in life. Experiences in education, culture, sport and community are the cornerstones to develop skills that can lead to that future. This program takes children with physical challenges and their immediate family members on free outings to museums, professional sporting events, […]

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May 28, 2014

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Sponsor a Child for Camp!

You can change a child’s life right now – give the gift of communication! Diego could not talk with his family or friends, not because he didn’t have anything to say, but because he simply could not speak. His primary way of communicating was through finger pointing. It was a constant guessing game to understand […]

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May 15, 2014

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We are excited to announce that Variety of Wisconsin will host the Variety International Conference in 2015! On April 30th 2015, representatives of all the Variety Tents worldwide will gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to further Variety’s core purpose of helping children who are sick, disadvantaged or live with special needs. Please save the dates April 30th […]

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May 15, 2014

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Variety’s Open House

Variety’s Open House Date: Thursday, June 5th Time: 4-6pm Location: 12425 Knoll Road, Suite 110 The sun is shining, the air is warm and we’ve opened the patio doors! You’re invited to Variety’s open house as we show off our new office space, share recent happenings, and unveil upcoming excitements at Variety! Please join us […]

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