VIP’s Bowl-a-thon: Event Recap

On Saturday, March 2nd more than 100 bowlers participated in the VIP Services’ 11th Annual Bowl-a-thon at Delavan Lanes presented by Casey’s General Store.  It was a wonderful success raising more than $16,000 to support programs and services.

Check out these fabulous event photos – click here! 

Team totals and pictures to be posted…stay tuned!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIP Bowl-a-thon 2019 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
Casey’s General Stores

Strike Sponsor
The Weber Boys

Spare Sponsors
House Check – Peggy & Michael Bentley
Integra, Inc. – Monroe & Deena Putnam
Bob & Missy Putnam

Team Sponsors
Advia Credit Union
Annie Frame’s Family (Neill & Pam Frame)
Kathi & Mike George
Greenbriar Canine Academy – Cindy Simonsen
Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes
Prop Shaft Supply Inc.

Lane Sponsors
Avidity Science
Michael & Peggy Bentley – House Check
Big Foot Storage
Ron & Ann Deschner
Fontana Family Dentistry, LLC
Heckel Tool & Manufacturing Corporation
Madison Street Subs
Donna & Tom Neshek Family Foundation
Oak Leaf Capital Partners – Chris Reed
Steven Pils
Bob & Missy Putnam
Bill & Margaret Ring
Robertson Ryan & Associates, Inc. – office of Jeff & Nancy Parrish
Royal Basket Trucks
Southern Lakes Credit Union
State Farm – office of Chuck Palma
Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly
Voskuil Adult Family Home
Walworth County ARC
Youngquist & Kennedy Orthodontics

General Sponsors
Engine Design Machine
Jim & Christine Lovell
McCullough’s Prescriptions & Gifts
Joel & Sue Stokes-Nelson
Pete’s Porting Service

 

 

 

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VIP’s 21st Annual Golf Outing – Monday, June 10th

The VIP Services 21st Annual Golf Outing is Monday, June 10th at Big Foot Country Club.  The event is presented by Kikkoman Foods, Inc. and the Kikkoman Foods Foundation.  

Funds generated from this annual event play a vital role in supporting the mission of VIP Services to empower people with disabilities to explore and experience endless possibilities.

 Registration Form: 2019 VIP Golf Outing Brochure

To register on-line:

  1. Individual Golfer – $300 – click here!
  2. Foursome Sponsor – $1,200 – click here!
  3. Birdie Sponsor – $1,500 – click here!
  4. Eagle Sponsor – $2,500 – click here!
  5. Medal Sponsor – make a donation – click here!

GOLF OUTING EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Co-chairs Cherie Ackman and Bob Putnam, Cheri Brost, Kathi George, Jim Homan, Regan Homan, Larry Kosiek, Donna Neshek, Bill Ring and Mark Stinebrink

Event Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m.    Registration, Putting Green and Buffet Lunch
  • 11:30 a.m.     Shotgun Start
  • 5:00 p.m.      19th Hole Reception
  • 6:15 p.m.       Welcome, Dinner, Program, Auctions and Awards

 2019 Sponsors To Date:

Presenting Sponsor – Kikkoman Foods Inc. and Kikkoman Foods Foundation

Eagle Sponsors:

 Birdie Sponsors:

Platinum Medal Sponsor:

  • Bob and Carol Foster

Gold Medal Sponsors:

  • Greenbriar Canine Academy—Cindy Simonsen
  • George and Mary Jorndt

Bronze Medal Sponsors:

  • Lynn Crawford
  • Fred Van Strydronck
  • Mark R. Weksler & Company
  • Bradley Young

Friend Sponsor:

  • William and Marie Trow

For sponsorship & golfer info, please contact Julie Cotter at 262-723-4043 ext. 105 or juliecotter@vipservices-inc.org.  

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Rec Connect – Register NOW for Spring Programs

The Social Voyagers group learned how to rock climb at Timber Ridge!

Registration is NOW OPEN for spring programs!  Rec Connect is our new Walworth County-wide recreation program that is available to all people with disabilities. This program collaborates with existing organizations, programs and entities and develops additional options consistent with consumer needs and interests.  For a PDF version of the new schedule:  Spring 2019 Activities at a Glance.

Special Events:

  1. Saint Patrick’s Day Party: Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. For more info or to register.
  2. Sock Hop Dance: Saturday, April 27 from 6:00—8:00 p.m. For more info or to register.
  3. Water Park Adventures at Timber Ridge: Wednesday, May 15 from 5:00—7:00 p.m. For more info or to register.
  4. A Night Out In The Town: Sunday, May 19 from 2:30—6:30 p.m. For more info or to register.
  5. Picnic In The Park: Saturday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. For more info or to register.

Weekly Programs: 

  1. Glee Club: Mondays, April 1—May 6 from 5:00—6:30 p.m. (6 weeks). For more info or to register.
  2. Fitness For All: Tuesdays, March 26—May 7 from 4:00—5:00 p.m. (7 weeks). For more info or to register. 
  3. Wacky Wednesdays: Wednesdays, March 27—April 24 from 4:00—5:00 p.m. (5 weeks). For more info or to register. 
  4. Movie Marathoners: Thursdays, March 28—May 2 from 5:30—7:00 p.m. (6 weeks). For more info or to register. 
  5. Strikers Bowling: Fridays, March 15—April 26 from 4:00—5:30 p.m. (6 weeks). For more info or to register.

Registration Deadline:  Friday March 15, 2019 

Note: Scholarships and flexible payment plans are available

Contact: Tara Scott, Recreation Specialist, at  (262) 723-4043 ext. 138 or tarascott@vipservices-inc.org

to register via phone or mail, or for more information.  

 

 

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You are invited! VIP Bowl-a-thon: Saturday, March 2nd

Come have a ball at VIP Services’ 11th Annual Bowl-A-Thon presented by Casey’s General Store!  Funds raised support VIP’s mission to empower adults with disabilities.  

Join us for this fun event on Saturday, March 2nd at Delavan Lanes (509 S. 7th Street, Delavan, WI 53115).  This popular event welcomes all ages and abilities and provides participants with the opportunity to raise funds for VIP Services operations while simultaneously having a fun time. The day will be divided into two sixteen team sessions, the first beginning at 12:00 p.m. and the second at 3:00 p.m. Special incentives will be offered for those teams who raise $400 or more in pledges.  For more information, contact Julie Cotter at 262-723-4043, ext. 105 or juliecotter@vipservices-inc.org.

VIP Services 2019 Bowl-a-thon – Saturday, March 2

Early bird registration is $40 per team (team of 4 – $10 per person) till 2/25/19.  Team registration after 2/25/19 is $80 (team of four – $20 per person). Registration fee includes THREE games per person and shoe rental.  

VIP Services – 2019 Bowl-a-thon Team Registration Form

Official Rules Tips on Raising Pledges

Pledges-Donations Received Form

Interested in being Bowl-a-thon Sponsor?  We have lots of great opportunities available.  Sponsorship benefits include signage at the event, listing in VIP publications, Facebook and website, plus the good feeling that YOU are supporting the great programs and services at VIP!  Download the form (below) or click here for the on-line link!

VIP Bowl-a-thon 2019 Sponsorship Form

We hope you can be a part of the 2019 Bowl-a-thon! 

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Rec Connect in the news! Making Social Connections

Check it out!  VIP Services’ Rec Connect program is featured in the Southern Lakes Newspapers’ Life Style section.  This new program strives to find fun and engaging opportunities throughout the greater community that people of all abilities can take part in.  Rec Connect welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities throughout Walworth County.  Our thanks to Heather Ruenz, of Southern Lakes Newspapers and Editor of the Elkhorn Independent for sharing more about this great program.

Rec Connect LIFE 1.31.19

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March 2019 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in March?  For the PDF version: March 2019 Lunch Calendar.

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Rec Connect Winter Programs – Now Open!

Registration is NOW OPEN for winter programs!  Rec Connect is our new Walworth County-wide recreation program that is available to all people with disabilities. This program collaborates with existing organizations, programs and entities and develops additional options consistent with consumer needs and interests.

Rec Connect – 2019 Winter Activity Guide

  1.  Yoga Clinic – Friday, January 4:  Click here for more info or to register!
  2.  Winter Wonderland Crafting – Saturday, January 12:  Click here for more info or to register!
  3.  Strikers Bowling on Mondays, January 14 to February 29:  Click here for more info or to register!
  4.  Baker’s Delight on Tuesdays, January 15 to February 26:  Click here for more info or to register!
  5.  Sports of Sorts on Wednesdays, January 16 to February 27:  Click here for more info or to register!
  6. Water Aerobics on Thursdays, January 17 to February 21: Click here for more info or to register!
  7. Social Voyagers on Fridays, January 18 – February 22:  Click here for more info or to register!
  8. Zumba on Saturdays, January 19 – February 16:  Click here for more info or to register!
  9.  Valentine’s Dance, Saturday February 16th: Click here for more info or to register!

Registrations are accepted through mail, e-mail and phone.  Please include registration form and payment method.  To register or for more information, contact Tara Scott, Recreation Specialist at 262-723-4043 ext. 138 or e-mail: tarascott@vipservices-inc.org.

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Finding Workforce Solutions: Community Breakfast & Forum

Finding Workforce Solutions by Employing People with Disabilities:

A Community Forum and Breakfast

VIP Services, Inc., in partnership with the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, will host a complimentary breakfast event for employers and other community members at the Matheson Memorial Library on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

At the event, area employers who are interested in learning how to leverage local resources to meet their workforce needs and diversify their businesses will hear from other local business who have had positive experiences employing people with disabilities. Employers will learn how partnering with VIP Services, Inc to include the talents of people with disabilities can benefit their workplace. Participants will have an opportunity to network and learn while talking with VIP Services staff and people with disabilities about their own hiring needs.

This event is part of a two-year statewide initiative called Partners with Business that was passed by the Wisconsin Legislature in the spring of 2018 to build capacity with businesses to hire and support workers with disabilities.  There is no cost to register and includes a complimentary breakfast.  To RSVP for the event, visit https://findingworkforcesolutions.splashthat.com/ or for more information, contact Kim Brady at kimbrady@vipservices-inc.org or (262)723-4043 ext.136.

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January 2019 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in January?  Check it out!  Or, click here: January 2019 Lunch Calendar for the PDF version.

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Shopping at Southridge Mall on December 8th

The Rec Connect program is taking a trip to Southridge Mall in Greenfield on Saturday, December 8, from 9 a.m.—2:00 p.m.  Cost is $25, includes lunch and transportation.  Rec Connect is our Walworth County-wide recreation program that is available to all people with disabilities.

We will meet at VIP and then board VIP’s transportation to the mall. Southridge is the largest mall in Wisconsin and features Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC Penney, a fabulous food court, pictures with Santa and much more.  Bring your own $$ for shopping!  To register for the trip or for more information about Rec Connect, contact Tara Scott at 262-723-4043 ext. 138 or tarascott@vipservices-inc.org.

 

 

 

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